Heart Foundation launches a Heart Age Calculator

Thursday 21 Feb 2019

In an effort to get more people thinking about their personal risk of heart disease, the Heart Foundation has launched a new Heart Age Calculator. It asks questions about age, sex, smoking and diabetes status, Body Mass Index and other health risk factors. If the calculator determines a patient's heart age is higher than their actual age, it recommends they see their doctor for a heart health check. Click here to see the Heart Age Calculator.

New Mobile Aged Care X-Ray Service celebrates milestone

Friday 15 Feb 2019

Residential aged care facility patients on the Coast are being spared unnecessary visits to local hospital emergency departments thanks to a new mobile X-ray service. The service has been jointly funded by Central Coast Local Health District (CCLHD) and the Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network. CCLHD Chief Executive Dr Andrew Montague and Primary Health Network CEO Richard Nankervis met today to celebrate 500 visits to re...

Wellbeing grants available to empower drought affected communities

Monday 4 Feb 2019

Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network (HNECC PHN) is offering grants of up to $50,000 for community-led activities that build resilience during the big dry. The Empowering our Communities grants will fund: Community events or workshops that promote resilience and reduce stigma associated with mental illness and accessing mental health and suicide prevention services Complementary and lifestyle activities known to improv...

Alcohol & other Drugs scholarships for Central Coast GPs

Tuesday 22 Jan 2019

The PHN has established a GP Scholarship Project offering Central Coast GPs short term paid placements within interesting clinical areas of the Central Coast Local Health District. These placements will offer GPs an opportunity to update their knowledge and skills by working in a supervised environment with local specialists and their clinical teams. There are two Alcohol & Other Drugs placements currently, working with Dr Ian Chaussivert, an...

Share your views on culturally responsive healthcare

Tuesday 22 Jan 2019

NACCHO and the RACGP are working on health initiatives and want your input. The survey is open until 15 February, and your ideas are welcomed on current issues including; improving quality of 715 health checks; clinical software and the implementation of the National Guide; and culturally responsive healthcare for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Click here to participate in the survey.

EVENTS & EDUCATION
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YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID COURSE - Forster
Thu, 21 Feb, 2019 9:00 AM -
Thu, 28 Feb, 2019 4:30 PM
Breese Parade, Forster
$50
The YMHFA course teaches adults who have frequent contact with adolescents, such as parents, guardians, school staff, sport coaches and youth workers, how to assist adolescents who are developing a mental health problem, experiencing a worsening of a mental health problem or in a mental health crisi...
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21
ENGAGING MEN EFFECTIVELY: Short Course in Male Health Promotion
Thu, 21 Feb, 2019 9:00 AM -
Fri, 22 Feb, 2019 5:00 PM
18 – 40 Anderson Street, Parramatta NSW
$400 - $500
The EFFECTIVE WAYS OF ENGAGING MEN Male Health Promotion program equips allied health, human service, education, community workers and industry professionals with knowledge and skills to work more effectively with males, with the aim of improving the health, psychological, educational and social ...
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23
Tamworth - Education Day for the General Practice Team (Owners/Ma...
Sat, 23 Feb, 2019 9 AM - 5 PM
236 Goonoo Goonoo Road Tamworth, 2340
A$50.00
ARE YOU READY? This workshop is aimed at Practice Owners, Practice Nurses, Practice Managers and Administrative Staff. General Practice is ever evolving. How will your practice manage transformation? How can you build and support your teams to deliver high quality person-centred care? In what ways ...
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Tamworth - Education Day for the General Practice Team
Sat, 23 Feb, 2019 9 AM - 5 PM
236 Goonoo Goonoo Road, Tamworth
$50
Click here or Details button for the FULL PROGRAM. #practiceteam
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23
Advanced Training in Suicide Prevention (Wyoming)
Sat, 23 Feb, 2019 9 AM - 4 PM
15 Cary Street, Wyoming
$110
Our new workshop aims to increase health professionals' skill and confidence in taking a detailed suicide history and developing a collaborative management plan to increase the safety of people planning suicide. The workshop provides practical tools for health professionals managing the full spectru...
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Workshop - Power Threat Meaning Framework
Mon, 25 Feb, 2019 9:30 AM - 5 PM
235 Jones Street Ultimo, NSW
$385
This one day workshop presents robust research from biology, neuroscience, and trauma studies, and marries them with social science and psychology to explore the dynamics of power, the threats power imposes, our responses to those threats and the meaning we, as individuals, and as a society have mad...