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headspace Nowra celebrates its new premises

headspace Nowra celebrates its new premises

headspace Nowra will celebrate the relocation to its new premises in Nowra today, Thursday 5 May. Since 2012, headspace Nowra has been providing young people aged 12 to 25 access to youth friendly, free and confidential mental health and wellbeing services in their local area.

#fabvac campaign highlights need for ongoing COVID vaccine protection for Aboriginal community

#fabvac campaign highlights need for ongoing COVID vaccine protection for Aboriginal community

With doctors warning that the combination of COVID-19 and flu could make you really sick, a digital campaign that highlights how vaccines make a difference, even for people who've had COVID, is being launched this week by COORDINARE in partnership with local Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs).

New target COVID vaccination rates for South Eastern NSW

New target COVID vaccination rates for South Eastern NSW

COORDINARE is working to achieve 100% COVID vaccination rates, thanks to the combined efforts of the health workforce and the local community.

Advance Care Planning - start a conversation today

Advance Care Planning - start a conversation today

National Advance Care Planning week is a perfect time to start a conversation with family and friends about the type of health care you might want if you could not speak for yourself.

Co-design improvements in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Co-design improvements in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

COORDINARE is committed to improving access to culturally sensitive and respectful primary care for the more than 24,000 people who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander within South Eastern NSW. In June 2021, COORDINARE funded five mainstream general practices.

Novavax vaccines to be rolled out across South Eastern NSW

Novavax vaccines to be rolled out across South Eastern NSW

People in South Eastern NSW will now have access to the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine, with the Department of Health selecting 14 practices to administer the vaccine from 21 February and an additional 14 from 28 February.

Be Kind to Your Mind this Holiday Time

Be Kind to Your Mind this Holiday Time

As we emerge from lockdown, residents of the Illawarra Shoalhaven are being encouraged to give the gift of kindness this holiday season – to themselves and each other.

Where to go for local support over the holiday season

Where to go for local support over the holiday season

If you need additional help or support this holiday season, you are not alone. Local support services are available over the Christmas and New Year period.

COORDINARE Report Card 2020/21

COORDINARE Report Card 2020/21

We are proud to release our 2020/21 Report Card which reflects on our achievements in a time of continuous change. The past year has delivered significant challenges to our region as we recovered from bushfires and floods, while also locally impacted by the pandemic.

Local health professionals better equipped to diagnose respiratory conditions

Local health professionals better equipped to diagnose respiratory conditions

To help take the guess work out of diagnosing respiratory conditions in general practice, COORDINARE in partnership with Asthma Australia, has been hosting training options in spirometry for healthcare professionals based in South Eastern NSW.

Made in the Illawarra - National Bereavement Training Module for Community Pharmacy

Made in the Illawarra - National Bereavement Training Module for Community Pharmacy

A national training module to help people who work in community pharmacies better support their clients who are dealing with grief has been written and filmed in the Illawarra. The module is being launched this week during National Grief Awareness Week.

NSW Rural Doctors Network Honours three local primary health professionals

NSW Rural Doctors Network Honours three local primary health professionals

Two Shoalhaven GPs, Dr Vicki McCartney and Dr Jamie Starkey, have been awarded 2021 Rural Medical Service Awards for outstanding service for more than 35 years to the Shoalhaven region by the NSW Rural Doctors Network (NSW RDA).

Local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander vaccination rates in South Eastern NSW hit eighty percent target

Local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander vaccination rates in South Eastern NSW hit eighty percent target

More than 80 percent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in South Eastern NSW are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as of 23 November according to the latest data released by the Department of Health.

Encouraging patients to live well with diabetes

Encouraging patients to live well with diabetes

World Diabetes Day was Sunday 14 November 2021, focusing on the importance of improving access to diabetes care for all and the need for action to prevent diabetes and its complications.

Tribute to local primary health workers as South East NSW vaccination rates reach 80 percent

Tribute to local primary health workers as South East NSW vaccination rates reach 80 percent

COVID double dose vaccination rates in the 11 local government areas (LGAs) in South Eastern NSW have officially passed the 80 per cent eased restrictions target. According to the latest statistics, first dose rates have also passed the 90 per cent milestone in every LGA.

Safe drinking campaign kicks off in South Eastern NSW

Safe drinking campaign kicks off in South Eastern NSW

COORDINARE and the Alcohol and Drug Foundation have joined forces for the first time to share national drinking guidelines with local communities in South Eastern NSW.

Breast Screen NSW services update

Breast Screen NSW services update

BreastScreen NSW has advised that screening services are being resumed in some areas.  

Services have recommenced at its clinics in Queanbeyan, Moruya and Bega. Mobile clinics will be visiting Crookwell (until 22 October), Goulburn (25 October – 17 December) and Braidwood (29 November – 10 December).

Combined efforts lead to encouraging results for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander vaccination rates

Combined efforts lead to encouraging results for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander vaccination rates

Aboriginal health leaders report an increase in vaccination rates amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the South Eastern NSW region but are urging community members to keep second dose appointments and to stick to the same vaccine.

Improving chronic pain management for people in Southern NSW

Improving chronic pain management for people in Southern NSW

Chronic pain, also called persistent pain, affects one in five Australians over 45 years, with one in five people over 65 years experiencing moderate to severe pain that lasts for more than six months.

Local Aboriginal health leaders say COVID vaccination gap can be closed

Local Aboriginal health leaders say COVID vaccination gap can be closed

Indigenous Australians are behind non-Indigenous Australians in the vaccination rollout, new data has revealed, but local Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHO) leaders are confident that they can enhance the rollout as Pfizer supplies increase.