29 August 2013

Mailout to Network Subscribers

Attachments can be sourced by request....

1. Australian Political Party Poverty Audit August 2013
ASAP Oceania’s report, Australian Political Party Poverty Audit (August 2013), assesses the policies of the three major political parties for their implication on poverty. ASAP Oceania ASAP (Academics Stand Against Poverty) has recently being established under the auspices of the Social Justice Network at the University of Sydney.

In their report, Australian Political Party Poverty Audit, leading academics, examine the poverty implications of the policies of the the ALP, the Coalition, and the Australian Greens, in key policy areas including education, Indigenous policy, housing, foreign aid, migration and others.

To access the report, click on the link or cut and paste to your browser:

2. You are invited to complete a survey for 3P Consulting in Tasmania on the Social Determinants of Health
This research is being undertaken for the Tasmania Medicare Local.

For more information contact:
Michelle Strickland
3P Consulting
Ph:  (03) 6334 7028
Mob:  0409 745 698

3. Bridges Out of Poverty Training – TML:
Tasmania Medicare Local is coordinating a series of workshops (Bridges Out of Poverty) as part of its Social Determinants of Health initiative to provide practitioners with practical tools to assist Tasmanians affected by poverty and disadvantage. The all-day workshops will be held on 3 and 9 October 2013 at the Tramsheds, Launceston.  Please see attached flyer for more information and registration details.

If you would like more information about our Social Determinants of Health and Health Risk Factors projects please send a return email requesting our Fact Sheets.

With best regards

Maree Gleeson
Manager - Social Determinants of Health

4. Health activism: the way forward to improve health in difficult times: http://ped.sagepub.com/content/20/3/49.abstract?etoc
Glenn Laverack
Flinders University – SACHRU, Australia
Health activism is an action on behalf of a cause, action that goes beyond what is conventional or routine in society. It involves a challenge to the existing order whenever it is perceived to lead to a social injustice or inequality. Today social injustice is killing people on a grand scale and it is timely for health activism to be used as a way forward to improve health during difficult economic and political times. Health activism is essential because it can create the necessary conditions for people to take control over their own lives when others cannot or will not act on their behalf. Health promotion agencies and the practitioners that they employ, professional organisations and researchers can also play an important role. What is clear is that if greedy corporations and complacent governments are not challenged, we will continue to have limited success in improving health.

5. A  call to move beyond SDOH framing to talk about strengths-based cultural determinants of health:

6. Australian Health Promotion Association – Election Campaign Material – attached. Invest in health promotion – it makes good cents.

7. Carers Australia Election Campaign – attached.

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