News - 08 August, 2019

Become An Accredited Consumer Representative and Leader

Health Issues Centre are offering two nationally accredited courses in 2019 for health service staff, consumer representatives, advisors and consumer leaders – a course in Consumer Leadership and the Graduate Certificate in Consumer and Community Engagement. Participants will gain knowledge and skills to work collaboratively and strategically, to promote consumer engagement services with consumers, health […]

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Breaking the Ice - 05 August, 2019

Breaking The Ice With… Tracey Higgins

What is rocking your world? I have just attended the first forum of the ‘Nourish Network’ at Deakin University. It’s a network of passionate people and includes researchers, dietitians, health promotion officers, and policymakers working towards making our spaces healthier. One great example of the ‘Nourish Network’ being used in the retail space is Eat […]

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What’s Happening Locally in August

Knox City Council The Piano Man: The Songs of Elton John and Billy Joel Superband presents a tribute to two of the greatest Piano Men of all time – Billy Joel and Elton John. Maroondah City Council Artist of the Year and a Sunburnt Country The Artist of the Year exhibition is an annual exhibition by the […]

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News - 25 July, 2019

How values motivate change

Mark Chenery from Common Cause will be running two information forums in the East in September and October. Mark will present on how understanding and being able to clearly and consistently articulate the deeply-held values of individuals, groups or communities motivates concern and action for change. Mark recently presented his work with VicHealth on Values – […]

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Forums and Events - 16 July, 2019

Opening Doors Leadership Program – Call For Applications

The very successful Opening Doors Community Leadership Program has expanded to the Outer East and applications are now open!   The Opening Doors Community Leadership Program for Social Inclusion supports passionate community members from diverse backgrounds to strengthen community connectedness and reduce social isolation. The program provides emerging and existing leaders with the skills, networks, knowledge and […]

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News - 02 July, 2019

Facing the Challenges of Alcohol and Drug Prevention

The Alcohol and Drug Foundation’s (ADF) inaugural Prevention In Practice National Conference, held on 24 and 25 June, included presenters from Local Drug Action Teams (LDAT) across the country as well as local and international academics. OEPCP’s Kylie and Laura attend along with partner organisations represented too. Professor John Tombourou (Communities That Care – Knox) reminded us that […]

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News - 28 June, 2019

Celebrating NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week celebrations are being held nationwide each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is not only celebrated by Indigenous communities but by Australians from all walks of life. Show your support to the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community by participating in a […]

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