News tagged with Health

Hosting a Queensland Mental Health Week event? 

 

The Queensland Alliance for Mental Health, on behalf of the Queensland Mental Health Commission, invites local government, non-government and community organisations to apply for small grants under the Queensland Mental Health Week (QMHW) Community Events Grant program.

The program offers grants up to $2500 for successful applicants to host registered Queensland Mental Health Week (QMHW) events and activities.

Queensland Mental Health Week raises awareness of mental health and wellbeing among Queenslanders during the week of 6–14 October 2018.

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National Advance Care Planning Week 

 

National Advance Care Planning Week, 16 ‐ 22 April 2018, encourages all Australians, regardless of their current health status to make their future health care preferences known.  The initiative challenges people to start conversations with loved ones about what living well means to them and to consider who they would want to speak for them, if they were too sick to speak for themselves.

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Reforms to Human Services Inquiry Report

This report was sent to Government on 27 October 2017 and publicly released on 26 March 2018.

The Commission has made recommendations on how to apply increased competition, contestability and informed user choice to the human services that were identified in the first stage study report to improve outcomes for users, and the community as a whole.

This inquiry is about finding ways to put the people who use human services at the heart of service provision. This matters because … Read the rest

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Improving Quality and Choice of Care 

On Thursday 8 February 2018, Chief Executive Mark Tucker-Evans participated in Queensland Health’s Healthcare Improvement Unit Improving quality of care and choice of care setting for residents of aged care facilities with acute healthcare needs steering committee meeting.

The project will develop collaborative clinical care pathways that are evidence-based to support residential aged care facility (RACF) and emergency department clinicians to identify, with the residents and/or their alternate health decision makers, the most appropriate place for RACF residents to receive … Read the rest

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Co-designing Health

 

COTA Queensland Chief Executive Mark Tucker-Evans spoke to the inaugural intake of the Queensland Health Graduate Program about the importance of putting health consumers (patients and their families and carers) at the heart of an integrated health system.

That is, the health system needs to be co-designed with the users of the health care system not by clinicians and bureaucrats.

Mark is joining with the leaders of Healthy@Home Consortium for a Strategic Planning retreat to identify the broad direction of … Read the rest

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Safe Driving

Everyone 75 and over who holds a Queensland driver licence must carry a current Medical certificate for motor vehicle driver form F3712 at all times when driving and comply with any stated conditions—you can be fined if you don’t.

From 1 July 2017, medical certificates are valid for a maximum of 13 months. This means that if you are 75 or over, and want to keep driving, you must go back to your doctor every 13 months for a new … Read the rest

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The evolution of engagement… What will consumer engagement look like in the future?

Since its inception in 2008, Health Consumers Queensland has seen, and supported an increase in the skills and confidence of health organisations, consumers and carers across the state as they embrace and embed consumer and community engagement into their everyday practice. This acceleration has been particularly evident in recent years, with consumer engagement evolving more systemically into meaningful partnering that is making significant changes to the way services are designed, delivered and evaluated in health organisations across Queensland.

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Vaccinations don’t stop at childhood

 

Once you have had chickenpox, the virus can stay in your nervous system for many years. For reasons that are not fully understood, the virus may become active again and give you shingles. ...

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COTA calls on State Government to prioritise ageing issues

COTA Queensland, the seniors peak body representing 718,000 Queenslanders aged 65 and over, congratulates Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk on leading the Labor Government to a second term in office.

COTA has welcomed the reappointment of Coralee O’Rourke as Minister for Seniors and congratulates her on the inclusion of Communities in her responsibilities. We look forward to continuing to work with the Minister for Seniors on the WHO Age-friendly Cities and Communities initiative.

By 2036, it is projected one in five Queenslanders … Read the rest

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2017 State Election Priorities

Making Queensland Age-Friendly

2017 COTA Queensland State Election Priorities

Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland is the peak body for Queensland seniors, advancing the rights, needs and futures of older Queenslanders since 1957.

COTA Queensland aims to help create a more just, equitable and caring community in which older people are actively involved and have access to appropriate support, services and care. These principles are consistent with the World Health Organisation (WHO) age-friendly communities approach.

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