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Drop the Jargon

October 29, 2015

Drop the Jargon

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Thank you to Renza Scibilia, who has agreed to share this post from her blog, Diabetogenic – Real Life with Diabetes.   Tomorrow is Drop the Jargon day here in Australia. According to the campaign website, the aim of the day is … for professionals in Australian health, community services and local government to challenge themselves to use […]

Integration Update

September 1, 2014

Integration Update

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New Aboriginal Health Workers at Werribee Mercy & Western Health This project is focused on improving the system that supports Aboriginal people moving from hospital into community services. It is being piloted at 2 sites: Werribee Mercy where Marie Mullins is the project officer Western Health where Amy Hansen is the project officer Both project […]

Community Engagement Network in the West

February 5, 2014

Community Engagement Network in the West

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In February, representatives from various agencies in the west came together for the first Community Engagement in the West Meeting for 2014.  Community participation can be defined as the process by which the aspirations, concerns, needs and values of citizens and communities are incorporated in government, non-government and private sector decision making, planning service delivery […]

Integrated Mental Health Services for Refugees and Asylum Seekers Project Workshop

December 4, 2013

Integrated Mental Health Services for Refugees and Asylum Seekers Project Workshop

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On the 4th of December, professionals from refugee and asylum seeker settlement services and mental health services gathered together to share information and develop priorities for the HealthWest project: Integrated Mental Health Services for Refugees and Asylum Seekers. The project purpose is to develop strategies that support integration and service coordination between public mental health […]

Demystifying e-health

November 26, 2013

Demystifying e-health

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On Tuesday 26 November, health and community professionals in the west gathered together for the first time ever to discuss and demystify the nebulous mechanisms of eHealth. HealthWest’s goal was to form new partnerships and plan a collaborative future for eHealth to ultimately improve the consumer’s health journey. eHealth is defined as: “Using information technology […]

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