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A great article on people with disabilities and chronic illnesses on re-opening, after COVID 19. Read it here

Need to understand genomic tests and the consent process? Find out more from this animation produced by Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance

Health and Climate Change

Australia remains at significant risk of declines in health due to climate change, and substantial and sustained national action is urgently required. The 2019 report of the MJA-Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: a turbulent year with mixed progress. Read the full report

Women with Disabilities

Our new online program for women with disabilities thinking about applying for work. Everyone has strengths they can call on! See how they can be used to seek work, whether in a paid or a volunteer position.

“In developing this tool Working from our Strengths, it is hoped many women with disability will dare to begin the exciting journey of discovery to personal satisfaction of volunteer work and/or, realise new or renewed financial independence and security that paid work can provide.” Working from our Strengths Launch speech Aug 2019
Mary Henley-Collopy, Launch of Working from our Strengths 27 August 2019

Peer Support for Chronic and Complex Conditions Lit Rev March 2019

Table of articles reviewed on peer support FINAL

This literature review updates the evidence of effectiveness and cost -effectiveness of peer support as part of the care and self-management of many chronic conditions including physical ones and mental health. In this updated review randomised controlled trials and systematic reviews conducted between mid-2011 and 2018 are included as well as some ‘grey’ literature. The discussion raises questions as to whether other research methods might produce better quality evidence of what peer support does best in improving the lives of people with chronic conditions.

Keeping Us in the Loop 

A new report from The Chronic Illness Alliance. Not for Profits in the health sector are losing block funding from both the Federal and State Depts. of Health. This is partly due to the perception that people with disability will now receive services through the NDIS. However, many people with chronic illnesses are not eligible for NDIS services but still need help and advice to maintain their health, prevent further disabilities and stay out of hospitals. Without government support, Not for Profits in the health sector will be forced to compete for the philanthropic dollar to provide advice and support. Read on!  Keeping us in the loop FINAL

New Version in 2016! Best Practice Framework In Peer Support

Ageing Well: Maintaining health as we age

This on-line course allows you to assess your healthy activities and find relevant resources if you need them.