June 2014-sw - Territory Stories

This issue contains:
Welcome to the June 2014 edition of the e-CDNews
 Chronic Diseases
2014 Chronicles
Network Update
 Courses in 2014
 NT Department of
 Australian Institute of
Health and Welfare
Australian Indigenous
Australian Research
Australian Research
Alliance for Children
and Youth (ARACY)
Australian Lifestyle
Medicine Association
Public Health Advocacy
Institute of WA
Australian Research
Centre for Population
Oral Health, School of
Centre for Remote
WA Drugs and Alcohol
2014 Symposium
Australian and New
Zealand Mental Health
Australasian College for
Emergency Medicine
10 June 2014
This Friday, 13 June 2014 is the deadline for articles to the September Chronicle theme: Power of
Language which examines ways in which language shapes and influences health literacy and the
achievement of health equity.
Members are requested to please contribute articles linking in with the Prevention and Management of
Chronic Conditions. Completed articles can be sent to chronicdiseasesnetwork@nt.gov.au
2014 Annual CDN Conference
The conference programming committee is currently in the midst of reviewing abstracts. Over 185
abstracts were submitted for consideration and the preliminary reviews indicate a broad range of issues
and topics will be covered in the conference. Due to the extension in the submission deadline, presenters
will now be notified as to the acceptance of their abstract by the 20th June 2014. A draft program will be
available after the 20th June on the web www.equitycentre.com.au. Other important dates include;
Early bird registration closes the 4th July
CDN Recognition Awards close the 4th July
In this edition I would like to take the opportunity to profile the opening Keynote Speaker for the
conference. Sharon Friel brings to the conference a wealth of experience in the field of health equity and
the Social Determinants of Health.
Sharon is from the east end of Glasgow. After leaving Scotland in 1990, she pursued an academic career
in public health following a brief stint making carpets in Germany and smelling beer in England. Sharon
Friel is currently Professor of Health Equity at the National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health
and Director of the Menzies Centre for Health Policy at the Australian National University. Between 2005
and 2008 she was the head of the Scientific Secretariat, based at University College London, of the World
Health Organisation’s global Commission on Social Determinants of Health. In 2010 she was awarded an
Australian Research Council Future Fellowship to investigate the interface between health equity, social
determinants and climate change (particularly through food systems and urbanisation), based at the
National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health, ANU. Before moving to Australia, she worked
for many years in the Department of Health Promotion, National University of Ireland, Galway. She is cofounder of the Global Action for Health Equity Network (HealthGAEN), a global alliance concerned with
research, training, policy and advocacy related to action in the social and environmental determinants of
health equity, and chairs Asia Pacific-HeathGAEN.
In her address Sharon will explore a range of political, social and technical approaches that may help
progress action to improve health equity in Australia and globally.
2014 NT Courses
Online Chronic Disease Self-Management Training
This training program has been developed by the heart research centre. It introduces participants to
evidence based practices that will support clients to self-manage their conditions.
Access to this training module has been purchased for staff working in the Primary Health Care Sector
within the NT.
The attached flyer provides further information please.
Heart SMflyer 2
Child Health & Practical Paediatrics
Focusing on updating knowledge and clinical skills in paediatric and child health practice in the remote
context, this 3 day course is targeted at all Health Professionals working in remote communities.
Further information is provided in the attached flyer or you could contact Sharyn Hofer on 8922
CH & PP Flyer
Internal applicants link for the training calendar (follow instructions):
External applicants link: http://mylearninghealth.nt.gov.au/enrol/nthealth/external.php
Respiratory Short Course
If you wish to develop a sound base of knowledge, skills and understanding in relation to the
prevention, early detection and management of respiratory conditions in the acute and community
context – then this course is for you.
Respiratory flyer
Preventable Chronic Conditions Course
Attracting 22hours CPD and no pre work, this course is for all Health Professionals to gain a sound
introduction to skills and knowledge in relation to prevention, early detection and management of
chronic conditions within the community context. There will be interactive learning sessions and open
book assessments. Contact details for queries and to register can be found in the attached flyer.
PCC Flyer 2014.doc
Diabetic Foot Workshop
There is no pre work for this course which includes 1 day theory and 1 day practical training for all
Health Professionals in the NT working in the clinical setting. The course is designed to provide
participants with knowledge and practical skills in foot care to provide clinical services and promote
client self-management. The attached flyer provides more information.
DF Flyer 2014.doc
Diabetes Care in the Community
The course attracts 22 hours CPD for all health care professionals working within the community
setting and aims to provide a sound introduction to skills, understanding and knowledge in relation to
prevention, early detection and management of diabetes. The attached flyer provides detailed
information and enquiry contact names and numbers.
Diabetes Flyer
Remote Cardiac Care
This course will provide health professionals with the skills to undertake a comprehensive
systematic approach to prevention, management and treatment of cardiac conditions in the
community setting. Further details are provided in the attached flyer.
Cardiac Flyer
Chronic Disease Storyboard: eLearning
This eLearning package has proven to be very effective when used within the community setting. It is
accessible for internal and external participants and is designed for ATSI health professionals and
community based workers. Participants can access the training again under their own log in to deliver
onsite training and will receive an online certificate of completion.
The attached flyer provides more details on aim, content and access or for more information contact
eLearning on 08 8922 7022/mylearning.health@nt.gov.au
CD storyboard
training flyer 2014 - CP.DOC
Lung Foundation Australia’s COPD National Program
COPD Online, an interactive training program for primary care nurses has been updated
Learn about COPD, identify patients with COPD, manage patients with COPD and develop self-management plans with
patients. Training includes:
 Case studies and videos
 Interactive features
 Care plans and the Medical Benefits Schedule
 Downloadable assessment tools and patient handouts
 Quizzes to test your knowledge
http://lungfoundation.com.au/health-professionals/training-and-education/copd-nurse-training-online/ is the link to the
page that will provide you with more information about the training.
As a part of the Palliative Care Project Lung Foundation has officially launched the Quality of Life
Checklist - A tool developed for patients to identify if they have unmet needs in their healthcare and to
facilitate early ‘supportive and palliative care’ discussion between patients and their health
The media release is attached below for your convenience or if you wish to view the checklist, click:
Media Release Check your quality of life Lung Fou
NT Department of Health ONLY
System Planning and Development
The renal framework 2012-2017 is now available on the NT DoH website to guide renal service planning
and development for the next few years. The attached document will provide you with more information
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)
For information, updates, news and resources go to: http://www.aihw.gov.au/
Other Areas of interest are:
» Alcohol and Other Drugs » Chronic Kidney Disease Cancer
» Diabetes
» Indigenous Australians
» Cancer
» Cardiovascular Health
» Mental Health
» Chronic Diseases
» Cardiovascular Health
The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet
For information, updates, news and resources go to: http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/
Some Areas of interest are:
» Cancer » Mental Health
» Substance Use
» Respiratory Health
» Cardiovascular Health
» Diabetes
To assist you in finding Budget information on Indigenous health, we have made the task easier. Go to the HealthBulletin
NIDAC Chair Associate Professor Ted Wilkes launched a new Indigenous Australian Alcohol and Other
Drugs Knowledge Centre at the National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee conference in
Melbourne on 4 June 2014. The Knowledge Centre web resource aims to provide the evidence base
to reduce harmful substance use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. To read more
at: www.aod.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au or click on attached document
Media release_New
Australian Indigenous Alcohol and O
CFA Flyer.pdf
The CRANAplus 32nd National conference 'Creating and Sustaining Diversity within Communities' will take
place in Melbourne from 15th to 18th October 2014. The attached flyer provides more information,
alternatively visit: www.crana.org.au
Australian Research Reviews
For information, updates, news and resources go to: http://www.researchreview.com.au/
Other Areas of interest are:
» Cardiology
» Psychiatry
» Oncology
» Diabetes & Obesity
» Renal Transplant
» Respiratory
» GP
» Rheumatology
» Dental
» Skin Cancer
Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth (ARACY)
The 2nd Biennial Australian Implementation Conference 2014: "Solving Complex Implementation Problems" will be held on
17 & 18 September 2014 in Sheraton on the Park, Sydney. To learn more email: events@aracy.org.au
Australian Lifestyle Medicine Association
The Australian Lifestyle Medicine Association (ALMA) has now been granted the rights (through Southern Cross University
(SCU)) to run and promote the only Post Graduate Lifestyle Medicine course (Certificate, Diploma, Masters) in Australia on
behalf of SCU and ALMA.
To learn more please see attached or for more information contact
Garry Egger on 61 2 99777753 / eggergj@ozemail.com.au
Public Health Advocacy Institute of Western Australia (PHAIWA)
PHAIWA is running its first advocacy short course in Fremantle this October. The course aims to
provide a broad understanding of what advocacy entails, the major advocacy strategies and how to
integrate them into current work. It will be a skills based and practical week with some excellent
key speakers and facilitators including the Hon Nicola Roxan, Prof Fiona Stanley, Prof Mike Daube,
Michael Moore (CEP PHAA) and Melissa Sweet (Crikey).
PHAIWA Advocacy
Short Course Oct 2014 Final Flyer.pd
The attached flyer provides more details, contact information and course objectives.
Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, School of Dentistry
The Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health at the University of Adelaide is hosting an International Indigenous
Oral Health conference Wed Aug 27 to Fri Aug 29 this year, including two US-based keynote speakers:
Professor Kamilla Venner and Professor Terry Batliner
Aims of the Conference will be to:
 Inform researchers, policy makers and the lay public of the challenges in conducting oral health research among
Indigenous groups
 Explore issues surrounding translation into policy of oral health research among these populations
 Describe interventions that have resulted in successful oral health policy translation in Indigenous contexts
While it is recognised that oral health inequalities exist between Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations at a global level,
it is less clear which interventions can successfully mitigate these oral health inequalities and which ones can readily be
translated into policy. This is therefore a great opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about Indigenous oral
health-related issues at a global level. Video conferencing/recording services will be available for those unable to attend in
person. Click https://www.adelaide.edu.au/iiohc/ for further details, example contact personnel, venue, program etc.
Centre for Remote Health
Graduate Certificate in Remote Health Practice is an ideal opportunity to increase your skills while you work out bush or to
prepare for a career in Remote and Indigenous health.
This course is offered for external study on a part-time basis and is ideal for Nurses, Allied Health Professionals, Aged and
Disability Care providers, Community Services Workers and Medical Practitioners who are working in remote and Indigenous
health or are interested in joining the remote health workforce. Applications for 2nd semester close June 27th
Find out more from the attached flyer or at http://www.flinders.edu.au/courses/postgrad/rhp/rhp_home.cfm or contact
the Student Administrator on 08 89514790 /crh.studentadmin@flinders.edu.au
Increase your skills
Western Australian Drug and Alcohol 2014 Symposium
The Drug and Alcohol Office is hosting “The Road Ahead: Challenges, Change and Consolidation” Symposium in collaboration
with the Western Australian Network of Alcohol and other Drug Agencies (WANADA), Healthway, WA Police, University of
Western Australia, Edith Cowan University, Notre Dame University, Curtin University and the National Drug Research
This is a follow up to the Hope, Hype or Hard Evidence: Alcohol and Other Drugs Practice in the New Millennium symposium
held in August 2010. This Symposium will be held 23-25 June 2014 at the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges and will bring
together international, national and local speakers to present evidence-based research in policy, prevention, harm reduction,
law enforcement strategies and treatment including pharmacotherapies around the Symposium’s themes of challenges,
change and consolidation.
Please Note: A late registration fee will apply to registrations received after 13 June 2014
For any queries please contact the Symposium Secretariat on (03) 9863 7606 / email: michelle.bye@eecw.com.au or visit:
Australian and New Zealand Mental Health
The 15th International Mental Health Conference will be held at the QT Hotel, Surfers Paradise on Monday 25th and
Tuesday 26th August 2014. Optional workshops will be held on Wednesday the 27th of August 2014.
The conference theme “Mental Health: Innovation | Integration | Early Intervention”, will focus on Suicide, Dementia,
Depression, Personality Disorders and Trauma. For more information please visit www.anzmh.asn.au/conference/ or for
more information contact Sarah Jones, Conference Secretariat, P: 07 5502 2068 / F: 07 5527 3298
Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM)
The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine has developed a comprehensive e-learning series covering a range of topics
in Indigenous health and Cultural Competency. The modules have an ED context but the principles, knowledge and skills
explored will be relevant for many other health practitioners as well.
The module series and a range of accompanying topical podcasts are publically available and can be accessed via our website
They include case studies, videos of interviews with doctors, aboriginal liaison officers and cultural educators, and are
grounded in the evidence of how culturally competent care can improve patient outcomes.
The first four modules launched are about applying the core principles of culturally competent care to practice:
Introduction to culturally competent care
Culturally competent communication
Understanding health literacy and diversity of health beliefs
Understanding language diversity and working with interpreters