28 October 2014

Items of interest

What is the Rethink Mental Health Project? 
The Rethink Mental Health Project is a key part of the Tasmanian Government’s election commitment - A long term plan for mental health.
This is a commitment to develop an integrated Tasmanian mental health system that provides support in the right place, at the right time and with clear signposts about where and how to get help. Read more.... http://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/mentalhealth/rethink_mental_health_project

Tasmanian Association for Hospice and Palliative Care Grants (Shared by Anna Spinaze)
Between March 2014 and January 2016, TAHPC’s “Networking End of Life Care” Project will be offering 7 small grant rounds. Up to $5000 is available via local communities partnerships to start new projects and initiatives which will enhance capacity to provide support to people living with life limiting illness, or to increase community understanding of hospice, palliative care and bereavement issues.

For more information please contact
Anna Spinaze
Project Officer South (Community Development)
“Networking End of Life Care Across Tasmania”
Tasmanian Association for Hospice & Palliative Care (TAHPC)
4/30 Patrick St, Hobart 7000
Mb: 0407 952 518
Office: 6231 2799

Mohammad Azadi is an Iranian asylum seeker - a Sunni Muslim who faces persecution from the majority Shi'a Government of Iran (Shared by Simone Favelle)
Mohammad's brother was killed for his religious beliefs, so Mohammad decided to flee to Australia hoping to find safety.  
Read more:

If you want wealth, you need health
Medical experts from the around the world are set to converge on Melbourne next month to ensure health issues are high on the agenda when the leaders of the world’s biggest economies meet next year.  Click here for full article. 

2015 Global Vote for Right to Health
Article 25 is a global movement of everyday people who believe health is a human right.  Starting in January 2015, the group will hold the first-ever global vote for the right to health to decide on which issues and campaigns to advocate on over the following months.  SDOHA members can join this movement by signing up to participate in the vote. 

Flourish (Mental Health Action in Our Hands) Newsletter (Shared by Miranda Ashby) -  Please find attached the link to the Spring edition of our newsletter at:  http://flourishtas.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/flourish_newsletter_spring_2014.pdf

Health, equity and the post-2015 agenda: raising the voices of marginalized communities
International Journal for Equity in Health
Collection published:  October 2014

Edited by: Mr Eric Friedman, Dr Peter Hill, Dr Ana Lorena Ruano 

After more than a year of global consultations, the United Nations convenes to agree on a broad outline of the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals and begin a year-long state negotiation process.

Concerned that the voices of marginalized communities are not being sufficiently sought out and listened to, the international research consortium 'Goals and Governance for Global Health' (Go4Health) has undergone a series of health-focused consultations in marginalized communities in nine countries to seek their views on their essential health needs, accountability, and more.

Ana Ruano, Eric A Friedman, Peter S HillInternational Journal for Equity in Health 2014

Australian Institute of Health & Welfare (AIHW) Report

Cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease were the underlying causes of 36% of all deaths in 2011, according to a report released today by the AIHW.  The report shows that cardiovascular disease (including coronary heart disease and stroke), diabetes and chronic kidney disease were together the underlying cause of almost 53,000 deaths in 2011.  For further information click here .

Certificate in Engagement Now in Hobart (shared by Leah Galvin)

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