This two part course is for anyone who would like to help members of the Pacific community stop smoking. There are no fees and it is endorsed by the Heart Foundation. Read more about this course at this link or go to thewebsite for more information.
I am writing to advise you and your members that the 2011 application round for the Rural Health Continuing Education Program (Stream 2) is now open and will close on 8 August 2011.
The 2011 RHCE2 program, funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Health and Ageing, supports qualified health professionals working in rural and remote Australia to undertake continuing professional development and inter-professional learning activities – see RHCE2 website http://rhce.ruralhealth.org.au/.
RHCE2 is being administered for the Department by the National Rural Health Alliance for three years (April 2010-June 2013). Total funds available for RHCE2 project grants are approximately $630,000 per annum, with the final round in 2012-13. Information on the allocation of grants in Round One (2010) is at http://rhce.ruralhealth.org.au/grant-allocation.
RHCE2 grants are available for organisations and groups of individuals to access, develop or provide continuing professional development (CPD), continuing professional education (CPE), multi-disciplinary training or inter-professional learning (IPL) and orientation activities that meet the needs of:
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers,
- allied health professionals,
- general practitioners, or
- nurses and midwives
practising in rural and remote areas of Australia.
The program will support cost-effective training that can encourage increased collaboration between professions and support the attraction and retention of health professionals in rural and remote areas.
For details see the Guidelines page of the RHCE2 website. Please read the guidelines carefully before applying online for a grant. Multiple applications will be accepted but given the strongly competitive nature of the RHCE2 grants, no single entity will be given more than one grant.
In 2011, priority will be given to funding gaps in existing arrangements for CPD and supporting initiatives that are demonstrated by evidence based research as needing urgent intervention.
Support can only be provided for programs that are:
- accredited or endorsed by the relevant professional body or bodies,
- directly relevant to the current employment of intended program participants in a rural or remote area, and
- delivered in Australia.
The Alliance would like you to circulate the above information in your organisation’s newsletters, email broadcasts or other publications as soon as possible to allow interested organisations and groups as much time as possible to prepare and submit their applications.
If you have any comments or questions regarding the information above please the RHCE2 Program Manager, Wendy Downs, on (02) 6162 3374 or 1800 987 440 or email [email protected]
National Rural Health Alliance
NSW Nurses Association Training Opportunity – Drug and Alcohol Nurses Forum
The NSW NA has organised a Drug and Alcohol Nurses Forum for Friday 24 June 2011. It will be held in Waterloo.
Full details can be found at this link D&A Training Opportunity.
Report from Matua Raki/DANA Addiction Nurses Symposium held in Hamilton 20th May 2011
Under the wonderful organizational skills of Louise Leonard the International Vice President of DANA, the first in a series of three addiction nursing symposiums was a huge success. The day was attended by nearly 40 nurses who hailed from many regions within New Zealand including Tokoroa, Taumaranui,, South Waikato, Tauranga , Hamilton , Auckland , Wellington, Nelson and Christchurch. The range of area’s the nurses worked in was varied and included, prison nursing, private and public addiction settings, methadone, inpatient and outpatient area’s and the salvation army to name a few.
The line up of the advanced addiction nurses was impressive and their presentations on innovative practice were well received by the attendees. The networking that took place was also really valuable, as well as the sharing of ideas and resources. Thank you to the presenters who gave up their time so generously to come and share their expertise. Acknowledgments and grateful thanks also go to Matua Raki for funding the speakers to fly to Hamilton from out of area and providing the nourishing lunch and Biomed for supplying the morning tea.
There will be a second symposium held in Wellington on the 19th of August 20011. For details go to the Matua Raki website at http://www.matuaraki.org.nz/
For photographs follow this link.
North Island (NZ) Representative DANA
The DANA Pre- Conference Workshops are filling fast. If you are thinking about registering, do it now or risk being disappointed.
Read more about each workshop and its presenters by clicking on the topics below:
- Hepatitis B and C, Drug and Alcohol Use and Chronic Liver Disease
- The Nuts and Bolts of Drug and Alcohol Nursing
- Stuck in a Moment in Time PTSD in Patients with Substance Use Disorders
or register now by following the prompts at this link…