The Australian Parliament has recently passed the My Health Records Amendment (Strengthening Privacy) Bill 2018. These changes are in response to the Australian community’s calls for even stronger privacy and security protections for people using My Health Record.
The measures also allow Australians to opt in or opt out of having a My Health Record at any time during their life.
Records will be created for every Australian who wants one after 31 January 2019. After this date, a person … Read the rest
posted on 29th Jan 2019
Australia’s leading senior’s advocacy organisation COTA Australia has congratulated the government on the launch of its new Life Checks campaign, website and resources, which may potentially provide life checks and information for more than 9 million mid-life and older Australians.
COTA Australia CEO, Ian Yates, said the Life Checks questionnaire and supporting resources are recognition that we need to plan as a nation for a population that is living longer than ever before.
The new Life Checks website includes an … Read the rest
posted on 22nd Jan 2019
COTA Queensland continues to work closely with Palliative Care Queensland (PCQ) to better understand the needs of Queenslanders as they age.
The aim of the collaboration is to utilise the strengths, knowledge and experience of each organisation to promote supports available to Queenslanders to live and to die well. The number of people aged over 65 in Queensland will increase significantly over the next 20 years and many people experience barriers accessing the appropriate support services when they need them.… Read the rest
posted on 21st Jan 2019
The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) on behalf of the Queensland Government is developing Queensland’s first walking strategy to look at ways to encourage people to walk more often. TMR is also including jogging, running and moving with help from a mobility device like a wheelchair or a walking frame.
What would get you walking more?
It’s not too late to step up and have your say on the future of walking in Queensland.
To get involved:
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posted on 17th Jan 2019
The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) on behalf of the Queensland Government is developing Queensland’s first walking strategy to look at ways to encourage people to walk more often.
Share a photo of your walk fo a chance to win a fitness tracker!
TMR are holding a photo competition to celebrate walking in Queensland!
This also mean walking, and also mean jogging, running, and moving with the aid of a mobility device (such as a wheelchair or a … Read the rest
posted on 17th Jan 2019
This research was commissioned by the Federation of nine Councils on the Ageing (COTA) across Australia – including all eight COTA state and territory organisations and COTA Australia – in order to understand the views, life experiences and needs of Australians aged 50+.
Newgate Research conducted a nationally representative online survey lasting 25 minutes on average, with a robust sample of 2,562 Australians aged 50 and over, with quotas set for state and territory, metropolitan and regional areas, gender … Read the rest
posted on 5th Dec 2018
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.
The … Read the rest
posted on 5th Jul 2018
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.
Organisations and community groups are invited to host an event to help raise … Read the rest
posted on 12th Apr 2018
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
posted on 9th Apr 2018
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
posted on 14th Feb 2018