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Our newsletter is your newsletter
We have over 300 subscribers to our South Coast Primary & Community Partnership Newsletter. This provides a great opportunity for you to promote your programs, projects and events and learn about what others are doing.
We're planning for a regular monthly newsletter in the first week of every month and welcome your contributions. Please send anything you would like included to Deb at firstname.lastname@example.org and encourage others in your network to subscribe
New South Coast Prevention Team
The Health Promotion Officers from Bass Coast Health, Gippsland Southern Health Service and South Gippsland Hospital have come together to form the new South Coast Prevention Team. The South Coast Prevention Team currently consists Sarah Green from GSHS and Rachel Sands from SGH and BCH who now report to Rebecca Scott, South Coast Prevention Manager. The team will deliver prevention activities across South Coast to improve the health and wellbeing of our community and prevent disease.
The team will work across the sub-region and be based at the South Coast Primary & Community Partnership office at 33 Murray Street, Wonthaggi and can be contacted on 5672 2494. The team will also work from Bass Coast Health, South Gippsland Hospital and Gippsland Southern Health Services sites. The new arrangements mean the team will deliver local projects that align with state-wide priorities; preventing violence and injury, improving sexual and reproductive health and healthier eating and active living.
AFL tickets - Get in quick!
A wonderful and unique opportunity to encourage community groups to experience AFL games LIVE and in-person. Matches and tickets are limited, so be first to lock in your group's opportunity to attend an AFL game.
Bring your team or group together by booking below and following the instructions provided.
AFL Gippsland would be very keen to hear from groups utilising these tickets and engaging in the game as a spectator /fan. If you are fortunate enough to book your groups tickets please let us know so we can look at good news stories about your groups visit. We would definitely love to get some pics of your group at the footy and pass this on to AFL Gippsland.
BreastScreen van returns to Leongatha and Foster with free breast screens
Between July and early September local South Gippsland women over the age of 50 can get free breast screens—the best way to find cancer early and save lives.
The hot pink BreastScreen van was last in the area in 2017, and women who screened then will be due for their next screen. Women over the age of 50 should get a breast screen every two years.
Breast Screens are with a female radiographer—you don’t need a GP referral or Medicare card, and they only take 10 minutes.
With the latest digital imaging technology and friendly staff, you’ll be looked after during your screen in the van.
Tell the women in your life over 50 to get their free screen too!
The van will be at Gippsland Southern Health Service (66 Koonwarra Rd, Leongatha) from 1 July to 2 August 2019 and then outside South Gippsland Hospital (87 Station Rd, Foster) from 5 August – 6 September 2019.
Call 13 20 50 or visit breastscreen.org.au to book
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Training, Grants & Other Opportunities
Mission Australia Annual Youth Survey open now for young people to have a say - survey link here
Excellence in Health Promotion & Prevention Conference 2019 - Register here