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Save the date for the WA Branch 2016 AGM

with the 6th annual Ray James Memorial Lecture “How to be a better health promotion practitioner – the Ray James way!”

Presented by Anne Polley and Leeann Murphy

Event Date 23 Feb 2016 4:00pm
Event End Date 23 Feb 2016 6:30pm
Location WA Branch

An AES and IPAA WA partnership event

Date and time: Thursday 10 March 2016, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Register online by: 3 March 2016 AES Members
Fees: $440.00 AES members only fee (Non-members register at: http://www.wa.ipaa.org.au/)
Facilitator: Carina Calzoni

Many people fear evaluation because they think it’s all about being judged. But when done well evaluation provides useful feedback to aid in decision-making and improves projects, ultimately leading to positive social change. 

Event Date 10 Mar 2016 9:00am
Event End Date 10 Mar 2016 4:30pm
Location WA Branch

Venue: Online
Cost: $850 (inc GST) AHPA members eligible for a 10% discount
Contact details:  Maria Chanmugam 08 9266 7382  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

http://healthsciences.curtin.edu.au/teaching/soph_short_courses.cfm

Event Date 14 Mar 2016
Event End Date 13 Jun 2016
Location WA Branch

Where: Faculty of Health Sciences School of Public Health, Building 400 Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley

Cost: Per person: $1,095 (short course only) Includes access to web-based learning and library resources.

Per person: $2,050 (short course and academic assessment modules)

Event Date 14 Mar 2016 8:00am
Event End Date 16 Mar 2016 5:00pm
Location WA Branch

The Health Policy Management short courses are designed for professionals, senior executives and managers in healthcare organisations, these short courses address the challenges and complexities of working in a healthcare system and further develop innovative leaders and professionals. There is also an excellent opportunity to network and an option to undertake assessment for recognition of credit towards our Health Administration postgraduate courses. For detailed information, please see the attached flyers.

Event Date 14 Mar 2016 8:00am
Event End Date 27 May 2016 5:00pm
Location WA Branch

The call for abstracts for the 2016 SiREN Symposium - Innovation in Practice is now open

9 – 10 June 2016 Bentley, Western Australia

Event Date 9 Jun 2016 8:00am
Event End Date 10 Jun 2016 5:00pm
Registration Start Date 8 Feb 2016
Cut off date 8 Jun 2016
Location WA Branch

Are you interested in finding out how the local health industry could be involved in our new Health Science Course?  

Want to know how the course could contribute to the future South West health workforce?

Event Date 2 Feb 2018 5:30pm
Event End Date 2 Feb 2018 7:30pm
Location ECU Bunbury Campus

 

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17-18 May 2018
Bentley, Western Australia

The third biennial SiREN Symposium will bring together West Australian practitioners, clinicians, researchers and policy makers with an interest in sexual health and blood borne virus (SHBBV) issues. The Symposium will provide opportunities to: connect with others in the SHBBV sector; learn about the latest projects and research; and build skills in research, evaluation and knowledge translation.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS NOW OPEN!

Abstracts are now invited from health professionals, policy makers, researchers and clinicians working in the SHBBV sector.

Abstracts should correspond to one of the Symposium themes:

A. CONNECT: Collaborations and partnerships within the SHBBV sector, OR makes connections between evidence, policy and practice.

B. LEARN: Projects presenting research or evaluation results and new evidence.

C. APPLY: Presentations from practitioners and Stories from the Field.

For more information about the Symposium and the abstract submission process please click here.

We particularly encourage abstracts from those who may not have presented before and those working in regional or rural areas. Regional and rural participants may be eligible for travel grants to attend the Symposium, for more information please click here.

Abstract writing support is available from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please forward this email through your networks. Abstract submission closes 28 February 2018.

To sign up to the SiREN Network email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with SUBSCRIBE in the heading for regular Symposium and other updates from the SiREN Team.

Event Date 5 Feb 2018 8:00pm
Event End Date 28 Feb 2018
Location Bentley, WA

Effective evaluation will help you show how effective or the impact your program has on your target group and inform future delivery of your program. It can also help show the value of your program to funders and other partners, help you build up evidence to attract future funding. This workshop will provide you with the knowledge and skills to design and select appropriate evaluation methods and also have the confidence to develop an evaluation plan and tools for your projects. Workshop content will include:

  • Collecting and analysing localised data to set priorities
  • Understand the differences between process, impact and outcome evaluation
  • Writing effective program goals and objectives
  • Choosing from a range of measurement factors that suit your program
  • Collecting qualitative and quantitative data
  • Developing surveys and other evaluation measures
  • Accessing pre-existing and validated evaluation tools
  • onsidering ethics in evaluation
  • Interpreting your results for a variety of audiences

REGISTER HERE

Visit the Know Injury website for more information about the workshop. If you have any queries please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 9420 7212

This event is provided by Know Injury and funded by the Western Australia Department of Health.

Event Date 22 Feb 2018 8:00am
Event End Date 22 Feb 2018 1:00pm
Location Geraldton Multi-purpose Centre, 254 Marine Tce, Geraldton
Event Date 23 Feb 2018 12:30pm
Cut off date 9 Feb 2018
Location Your local WA telehealth site

This five day skills based and interactive course will enable participants to gain a comprehensive understanding of advocacy concepts, frameworks and core skills, how advocacy can value add and a systematic process of planning advocacy. The course is designed for practitioners , researchers and policy actors who do not have an existing specialism in the advocacy field but may have a responsibility or interest in the integration of advocacy into planning, projects and policy. The PHAIWA team have locked in some amazing speakers: Michael Moore, Professor Mike Daube AO, Michael Thorn, Christina Matthews, Elizabeth Chester, Jim Dodds, Jane Martin, Gary Walton and Matthew Pavlich. The Hon. Roger Cook MLA, Deputy Premier; Minister for Health; Mental Health will also be in attendance at the networking dinner. You can view the event package here (subject to change). If you are ready to register click here. The course is supported by Healthway.

Event Date 12 Mar 2018 9:00am
Event End Date 16 Mar 2018 4:30am
Location Tradewinds Hotel, 59 Canning Highway East Fremantle, Western Australia, 6158

Advocacy and Ethics: Shining the Light on Sport Sponsorship with special panellist Matthew Pavlich

As part of the PHAIWA Advocacy Short Course, we are offering a unique opportunity for a limited group of public health professionals to attend this exclusive event on Thursday 15 March. Your registration will include attendance at the fourth day of the short course, centred on the theme of advocacy and ethics. This session will cover dilemmas in advocacy, industry strategies, marketing, and the impact on community with sport sponsorship as a case study across the day. The registration also includes a networking dinner with invited guests including the Hon Roger Cook MLA, Deputy Premier; Minister for Health; Mental Health. More information about this one day event is available here.

Event Date 15 Mar 2018 9:00am
Event End Date 15 Feb 2018 5:15am
Location Tradewinds Hotel, 59 Canning Highway East Fremantle, Western Australia, 6158

Please join Know Injury for the latest in our series of seminars detailing components of the Department of Health’s report, Incidence and Cost of Injury in Western Australia 2012.

This briefing will provide an expert analysis of the impact of injuries sustained by Aboriginal peoples in WA, including health sector costs, long-term care costs, loss of paid productivity and loss of quality of life. Keynote presentations will be delivered from the perspectives of research, policy and practice, with a focus on how the data can be understood and applied to inform policy and program development, and strategies available to work with Aboriginal peoples and communities. The briefing will also be available via video conference (video conference information will be sent in the confirmation email).

Speakers Dr Delia Hendrie Senior Lecturer, School of Public Health, Avinna Trzesinski, Australian Indigenous HealthinfoNet and final speaker to be announced soon.

Click here to register. 

Know Injury is provided by Injury Matters and funded by the Western Australia Department of Health

Event Date 22 Mar 2018 9:00am
Event End Date 22 Mar 2018 10:00am
Location Grace Vaughan House-Department of Health 227 Stubbs Terrace Shenton Park, WA 6008

Registrations still open!

Are you excited by the opportunity to expand your professional networks? Do you want to connect with like-minded people? Would you welcome the chance to learn from seasoned health promotion and public health professionals? Look no further!

Hosted by AHPA (WA), the AHPA Speed-networking 2018 event will bring together health promotion and public health students, professionals, and everyone in between for a fun, speedy night of networking.

Like speed-dating, speed-networking is conducted in a round-robin style and ensures all attendees have a few minutes to network before the bell rings and it’s time to move onto the next person. Couldn’t be easier! The event will conclude with refreshments and some extra time to continue conversations.

Register now to secure your place! See the event flyer here

Date: Thursday 22nd March 2018

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm, registrations open at 5:30pm

Location: Arts Lecture Room 5 (Arts faculty, ground floor), University of Western Australia, Crawley (map below)

Cost: $10 for AHPA members, $15 non-members (To receive your AHPA membership discount please LOG IN to the AHPA website)

Light refreshments provided.

RSVP by Monday 19 March 2018.

 

Event Date 22 Mar 2018 6:00pm
Event End Date 22 Mar 2018 8:00pm
Registration Start Date 25 Feb 2018 11:00pm
Cut off date 19 Mar 2018 5:00pm
Individual Price $15.00
Location Arts Lecture Room 5 (Arts faculty, ground floor), University of Western Australia, Crawley (map below)
$15.00

Sold out!

Would you like to learn how to write efficiently and concisely to influence the community or decision makers?

This workshop will be delivered by Dr Melissa Stoneham from the Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA and will provide participants with the confidence and tools they need to write persuasively including establishing authority as an expert, knowing your audience, explore essential content to include and how to structure arguments. The workshop will explore different types of written advocacy including

· Media releases

· Letter to ministers

· Letter to the editor

· Blog posts/Enews

The workshop will further explore how ‘persuasive writing’ can be applied to writing reports, grant and funding applications and formulating policy.

EVENT DETAILS:

DATE: Tuesday 27 March

TIME: 9.00am- 4.30pm (registrations from 8.45am)

WHERE: Bendat Community Centre, 36 Dodd St, Wembley

TICKET: $40 per person

REGISTER HERE

Visit the Know Injury website for more information about the workshop. If you have any queries please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 9420 7212

This event is provided by Know Injury and funded by the Western Australia Department of Health.

Event Date 27 Mar 2018 9:00am
Event End Date 27 Mar 2018 4:30pm
Location Bendat Community Centre, 36 Dodd St, Wembley

2018 General Meeting

The AHPA (WA Branch) is holding our General Meeting on Wednesday 28th March at Grace Vaughan House (227 Stubbs Tce, Shenton Park).

The agenda will include the 8th Annual Ray James Memorial Lecture presented by Isabel Ross and Chantelle Jeffery. The WA Branch will also be launching our Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan.

Event Date 28 Mar 2018 4:30pm
Event End Date 28 Mar 2018 6:45pm
Location Grace Vaughan House, 227 Stubbs Terrace, Shenton Park

The LiveLighter® Professional Development Forum will explore effective interventions, partnerships and collaborations in nutrition, physical activity and healthy weight.

Event Date 30 Apr 2018 8:30am
Event End Date 1 May 2018 5:00pm
Registration Start Date 4 Apr 2018
Cut off date 11 Apr 2018
Location Bendat Parent and Community Centre (Telethon Speech & Hearing) 36 Dodd Street Wembley, WA 6014

Please join us for the latest in our series of seminars detailing components of the Department of Health’s report, Incidence and Costs of Injury in Western Australia 2012.

This briefing will provide an expert analysis of the impact of violence Injuries in WA, including health sector costs, long-term care costs, loss of paid productivity and loss of quality of life. Keynote presentations will be delivered from the perspectives of research, policy and practice, with a focus on how the data can be understood and applied to inform policy and program development, and strategies available to prevent violence injuries. The briefing will also be available via video conference (Videoconference information will be sent in the confirmation email).

Date: Wednesday 2 May 2018

Time: 9.00am to 10.30am

Venue: Grace Vaughan House, 227 Stubbs St, Shenton Park

Cost: FREE

REGISTER HERE

Know Injury is provided by Injury Matters and funded by the Western Australian Department of Health.

Event Date 2 May 2018 9:00am
Event End Date 2 May 2018 10:30am
Location Grace Vaughan House, 227 Stubbs St, Shenton Park

Effective evaluation will help you show the impact your program has on your target group and inform future strategies. It can also help show the value of your program to funders and help you to build evidence to attract future funding. This workshop will provide you with the knowledge and skills to design appropriate evaluation methods and give you the opportunity to develop an evaluation plan for current/future projects. The workshop content will include:

  • Collecting and analysing localised data to set priorities;
  • Understanding the difference between process, impact and outcome evaluation;Writing effective program goals and objectives;
  • Collecting qualitative and quantitative data;
  • Developing surveys and other evaluation tools;Considering ethics in evaluation and;
  • Interpreting your results for a variety of audiences.

When: Thursday 3 May, 9.00am- 1.00pm
Where: Broome Lotteries House, Lot 642 Cable Beach Road East, Broome.
Cost: $25, morning tea will be provided

Register here

Event Date 3 May 2018 9:00am
Event End Date 3 May 2018 1:00pm
Location Broome Lotteries House, Lot 642 Cable Beach Road East, Broome

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