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Invitation launching media toolkits



Launching Media Toolkits


Join us for this launch

CUCRH, hcr, Healthway, Curtin University

The Toolkits aim to guide Aboriginal health professionals on how to maximise their engagement with the media and assist journalists in dealing positively with the Aboriginal Health sector.

When: 10am, Thursday 4th July 2013

Where: CUCRH - 167 Fitzgerald Street

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Changing the News

A toolkit for Aboriginal health staff

This toolkit provides practical advice and effective guidelines for managing media and developing communication strategies.

Mainstream News Media

A toolkit for journalists

The 'Mainstream News Media' toolkit collates real advice collected from Aboriginal health professionals, and aims to guide journalists during the news gathering and reporting process.


• Aboriginal health professionals, journalists, and other media specialists participated in an intensive media management and advocacy skills training and mentoring program
• As a result of this training program, Aboriginal participants improved their media management skills and journalists improved their capacity for reporting on Aboriginal health
• Both toolkits stem from this training and mentoring process

Download the Toolkits




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Upcoming Events

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Using Mobile Health to overcome access barriers for Cardiac Rehabilitation patients living in rural and remote areas .

Presented by Dr Sandy Hamilton

BYO lunch .


Starts at: 09:30

The Rural Health Continuing Education program (RHCE2) managed by the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) on behalf of the Commonwealth Department of Health has supported 119 CPD projects over the last 5 years.

There will be a roundtable in Geraldton on 13 August (9.30-4.00pm) to provide participants with the opportunity to learn about:  

       the benefits of multidisciplinary teams, collaborative partnerships and interprofessional learning,

        a range of online self-paced, flexible training programs and tools developed in the RHCE2 program;

        new models and innovative approaches to delivering CPD; and how completed RHCE2 projects and might be adapted to local areas. 

Register by sending your full contact details and any special dietary or other requirements to:

Further information: WACRH 08 9956 0200


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‘Confronting uncomfortable truths: a look beneath the surface to explore university student engagement with Aboriginal content and learning’

Presentation to be made by:
Rosalie Thackrah
Rosalie  has postgraduate qualifications in Anthropology and Education from the University of Western Australia.

Together with two colleagues, she was awarded the Australian Learning and Teaching Council's 2010 Neville Bonner Award for Excellence in Indigenous Education.

Attendance is free

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this workshop is presented by the WA Dementia Training Study Centre at Curtin University.

It is for health professionals to learn how to administer and score a test for identifying abilities of someone living with dementia.

to register vcontact: Lynda Durack on 92661831

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Review of existing literature surrounding innovative models addressing palliative care needs for Indigenous people

Presented by Shaouli Shahid

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