Issue 12
April 6, 2017
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Expo to raise awareness for senior’s wellbeing

It’s April Falls Month and with this year’s theme: Mobility and Falls Prevention Moving Right to Stay Upright, it’s a timely reminder that the Healthy Active Ageing Expo is only weeks away.

Aimed at raising awareness to the wellbeing of people aged 50 years or older, the Healthy Active Ageing Expo held on Thursday, 20th April will be a fun filled day packed with: free educational information, tips on fitness, strength, balance and the wellbeing of older people living independently in western Sydney. In addition, a surprise will be revealed on the day. Click here for more information.

With falls a key concern, particularly for those aged over 65 years, the Healthy Older People Partnership (HOPP) and partners are working with the local community to draw the spotlight on prevention strategies and ways to enhance the wellbeing of seniors. Among the organisations working together to bring the Expo to the community are: HOPP, Anglicare, Auburn Diversity Services, Blacktown City Council, City of Parramatta Council, Cumberland Council, Uniting, Western Sydney Local Health District and Western Sydney Primary Health Network.

For more information on supporting older persons visit the HealthPathways portal on Falls Injury Prevention.

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Patient Centred Medical Home, Health Care Homes & the Challenge of Practice Transformation
Saturday 22nd Apr, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
FLYER
Apr
27
Cultural Awareness Training
Thursday 27th Apr, 6:30pm - 9:00pm
FLYER
May
02
Geriatric Care Workshop Series
Tuesday 2nd May, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
FLYER
May
13
Gynae Update Day
Saturday 13th May, 12:30pm - 4:00pm
FLYER

GP Webinar: The Challenge of Practice Transformation

On Monday, 24th April at 12:45pm, WentWest is hosting a webinar on the Patient Centred Medical Home (PCMH) and Health Care Home in western Sydney: The Challenge of Practice Transformation. The webinar is an exciting opportunity to hear from Dr Kirsten Meisinger, MD, Incoming Medical Staff President from the Cambridge Health Alliance. Dr Meisinger is a family doctor, and the director of Union Square Centre which is a QUALIS and PCMH certified Medical Home and one of the top 30 Ambulatory care sites in the USA. Click here for more information.

Registrations Open: Connections Conference

WentWest is proud to be hosting the inaugural Connections Conference: A joint response to western Sydney's Mental Health, Suicide Prevention, and Drug & Alcohol challenges. The one-day event is set to explore the existing system barriers and opportunities in working toward integration and seamless care within western Sydney. Among the event’s highlights will be keynote addresses from leading experts, Professor Amanda Baker, Co-Director of the National Health Medical Research Council’s Centre of Research Excellence in Mental Health & Substance Use and Professor Ian Hickie AM, Co-Director Health & Policy of the Brain and Mind Centre at the University of Sydney. To view the full program click here and to register click here.

Tenderlink: Funding Opportunities

WentWest, as the Western Sydney Primary Health Network (WSPHN) is seeking to commission proposals for innovative projects in response to recently released tenders. The types of tenders available include topics on: Ref: WENWST-762646 Integrated Team Care, Funding Ref: WENWST-762008 Primary Mental Health Care, Ref: WENWST-762264 Hospital to Home Care: Suicide Prevention, Ref: WENWST-761799 Mental Health Funding, Ref: WENWST-761781 Healthy Western Sydney TV, Ref: WENWST-761619 After Hours Youth.

GP Association Meetings

See below for the next GP Association Meeting in western Sydney:

Hills: Shoulder Orthopaedics, Wednesday, 5 April, click here.

Mount Druitt: Interpreting Cardiac Investigations, Friday, 28 April, click here.

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