Issue 28
July 27, 2017
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World Hepatitis Day draws awareness to local campaign

With close to half a million Australians living with chronic hepatitis B and C, including a large portion within western Sydney, tomorrow’s World Hepatitis Day draws spotlight to a state and nationwide campaign to raise community awareness.

With the availability of effective vaccines and treatments for hepatitis B and a cure for hepatitis C, the elimination of viral hepatitis is achievable which is the theme of World Hepatitis Day 2017. Australasian Society for HIV Medicine (ASHM) has released information to support health professionals and the community. Click here for more.

This year's World Hepatitis Day 2017, comes as Western Sydney Primary Health Network continues its collaboration with the Jade Fan project, a multisector partnership led by Western Sydney Local Health District. With western Sydney having a high prevalence of people diagnosed with chronic hepatitis B in NSW, the project aims to increase community awareness and build capacity of the health workforce to combat hepatitis B. Initiatives have included education sessions to over 250 people from at risk communities, training to over 50 primary care providers and the development of Hepatitis HealthPathways which provides information and resources to support health professionals via the portal.

To help raise awareness, promotional materials from NSW Health are available here on hepatitis B and hepatitis C.

Get the latest promotional materials from the NSW Health's campaign to raise awareness about hepatitis B and hepatitis C.

Type 2 Diabetes Management and Western Sydney Integrated Care
Tuesday 1st Aug, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum: Stay Strong and Healthy
Tuesday 15th Aug, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Diabetes Support Group: Exercise and Resistance Training
Tuesday 22nd Aug, 5:45pm - 7:00pm

Measles Alert: NSW Health

NSW Health is urging people who have been in the Sydney CBD and Leichhardt from Saturday, 15 July - Wednesday, 19 July to be aware of the symptoms of measles after an infected tourist visited these areas. Click here for more information.

Vacancy: Health Care Professional

Western Sydney Primary Health Network is seeking a motivated Health Care Professional, ideally with a sound understanding of Primary Care, to join it's Health Care Home (HCH) team. This is an exciting opportunity and hands-on role to support, and guide HCH practices through capacity and capability activities. For more information click here.

GP Association Meetings

See below for the list of GP association meetings in western Sydney:

Mount Druitt: Pelvic Pain in Women, Friday 28 July, click here.
Hills: Curing Hepatitis C, Wednesday 2 August, click here.
Westmead: Vascular Disease, Wednesday 9 August, click here.
Blacktown: Latest thinking in COPD, Wednesday 16 August, click here.
Mount Druitt: Chest X-Ray Interpretation, Friday 25 August, click here.

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