Community STaR presents…
Doing more with less:
Observations about community development in Cuba
Can lessons learned from the Cuban experience
improve health disparities in Australia?
Speaker : Joan Silk
Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean Sea. Despite limited funding and supplies, Cuba’s adult and youth literacy rate stands at 100%, and it has consistently managed to keep its population of 11 million people healthy into old age with a health system recognized worldwide for its excellence and its efficiency.
Joan Silk visited Cuba in 1997 and again this year. Her presentation will draw on those experiences and reflect on what we can learn from the Cuba experience.
Joan Silk is a health worker with a special interest in the relationship between inequality and health, both on a community and an international level. She has worked in the printing, retail, hospitality and creative industries, as a secondary school teacher, a research assistant, and for the last 20 years as a health equity worker in various communities. She has a BA Honours in Economic History and Politics and a Diploma of Education.
- When : Friday, November 22, 2019
- Time : 10:30am – 11:30am
- Where : Miller Community Centre,
18A Woodward Crescent, Miller, NSW 2168
- RSVP by 18 November
- Register here via Eventbrite
- For more information, contact: E: Andrew.Reid@health.nsw.gov.au or T: 02 87389310
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CHETRE Community STaR presents..
‘Insights and reflections on poverty and mental health’
Speaker: Emeritus Professor Ian Webster AO
Professor Ian Webster is a physician and Emeritus Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine at the University of New South Wales and Patron of the Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia. He has held senior appointments in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of New South Wales and appointments at Monash, Sheffield and Sydney Universities. He is also a former Commissioner of the National Mental Health Commission and a tireless advocate for mental health and suicide prevention reform over many years. He has special expertise in working with disadvantaged people and the links between drug and alcohol use, chronic pain, suicide, mental illness, physical illnesses and dysfunctional communities.
- When: Friday, October 4, 2019
- Time: 10:30am – 11:30am
- Where: Miller Community Centre,
18A Woodward Crescent, Miller, NSW 2168
- RSVP essential by September 30 to Andrew Reid
- e: Andrew.Reid@health.nsw.gov.au t: 02 87389310
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Advanced Approaches in HIA – Predictive Modelling Tools
- Health Impact Assessment in Australia
- International developments in tools for predicting health impacts
- Local and international examples of application
- Panel discussion – how can predictive modelling tools and IA support health planning processes?
Dr Odile Mekel
Head of Division Health Data and Assessments, Campus Development,
Head of the unit Health Assessments and Forecasting at the NRW Centre for Health (LZG.NRW), Bochum, Germany
Professor Lennert Veerman
Professor of Public Health, Griffith University, School of Medicine
Chief Investigator, CRE in Healthy, Liveable Communities,
Researcher, CRE Policy Research on Obesity and Food Systems
Community STaR (Service for Training and Research) presents an event with Eva Cox (Adjunct Professor, Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research)
“Recreating a healthy society with citizens, not consumers: a social fairness contract, not just growth”
Eva Cox is a Professorial Fellow at Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning at the University of Technology. She is a writer, feminist, sociologist, social commentator and activist for creating more civil societies. Her feminism is all about working towards a better society, not making women more like men. Her ABC Boyer Lectures in 1995, entitled A Truly Civil Society argued that social capital is more important than financial capital. She wants social policies that recognise the value of feelings, relationships, culture and those areas important to both Indigenous people and women. Eva is an Australian Order recipient and has her own Australia Post Legends postage stamp.
- When : Monday, March 18, 2019
- Time : 10:30 – 11:30am
- Where : Boardroom, Level 1, Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research
(1 Campbell Street, Liverpool NSW 2170)
- RSVP essential by March 13 to Andrew Reid
(e: Andrew.Reid@health.nsw.gov.au t: 02 87389310)
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