Adolescent ED Visits for Self-Harm Increase Self-harm among adolescents is growing, according to a study published in Pediatrics, that gathered information using the National Trauma Data Bank, looking at patients ages 10 to 18 from 2009 to 2012. Results showed ED visits for self-inflicted injury increased from 1.1% in 2009 to 1.6% in 2012. Self-inflicted firearm visits decreased from 27.3% in 2009 to 21.9% in 2012. The most common mechanism in males was firearm (34.4%) and in females, cut/pierce at 48%. (Nurses.com, 7/28)
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We are excited to announce applications for the Vodafone World of Difference Fellowship 2015 is open and due to close August 14th 2015! Don't miss out on an amazing opportunity.
The Vodafone World of Difference Fellowship is a ‘step up’ opportunity; a chance for an experienced youth health and development practitioner to invest a year in professional or personal development that will enhance their leadership capability, and contribute to sector capability, practice or policy. It is a leadership development grant of $90,000, which will contribute to more young people (aged 12-24 years) engaged in meaningful learning.
Developed in 2010, the Vodafone NZ Foundation has now supported five World of Difference Fellows looking into rural youth health needs, youth justice, youth governance, youth mentoring and alternative education tutoring.
The Vodafone Foundation has invested over $18.5 million in the not-for-profit sector in New Zealand over the past 11 years, through initiatives such as World of Difference.
Click here for more information and how to apply!
Stephen Bell All of the young people who took part in the pilot for our newest e-service offering, GoMobile, saw a reduction in anxiety and depression by the end of the programme.
Txt based counselling programme
GoMobile is all about choice, flexibility and confidentiality. It's a ten week text counselling programme designed specifically for young people with mild to moderate anxiety and/or depression.
For further information http://www.collaborative.org.nz/
Community Investment Update
Investing together for stronger communities
Update on ImproveIT Workshops
Please note: This message is for MSD-funded providers and confirms detail of the Infoxchange workshops previewed in the recent issue of Community Investment Update.
We apologise for any inconvenience if you are not the intended recipient.
ImproveIT Workshops – registrations now open
MSD-funded providers are invited to register their interest in attending ImproveIT workshops being run as part of the Capability Investment Resource (CIR) programme of work.
Infoxchange is running a series of ImproveIT good practice workshops over the next twelve months to help MSD-funded organisations select and implement client/case management systems (CMS). The dates for these workshops have now been confirmed.
The workshops are designed for small to medium organisations (i.e., with less than 40 staff using the system). Those most likely to benefit from attendance are the organisation manager and/or the person responsible for selecting a CMS and/or the person responsible for service delivery.
The first three hour workshop will provide participants with:
The workshops are also designed to be a useful forum to help build connections with nearby organisations, encouraging peer support and collaboration across the sector.
There are four workshops in the series – each builds on the information previously covered, so it is important that organisations signing up are able to commit to attending all four workshops.
Organisations should be aware that the workshops are not linked to future funding opportunities from the Capability Investment Resource.
To register your interest please email the registration contact (listed in the table below) for the workshop you wish to attend. Please include the name of your organisation, name and position of attendee(s), email address and contact phone number. Please note this is a registration request only - based on availability the contact for your area will either confirm your registration or offer you a place on the waiting list.
Dates and registration details:
*Email your registration request to:
Tuesday 15 September
Friday 20 November
Thursday 17 September
Thursday 19 November
Wednesday 16 September
Wednesday 18 November
Thursday 3 September
Thursday 12 November
Wednesday 2 September
Wednesday 11 November
Tuesday 8 September
Tuesday 10 November
Friday 11 September
Friday 13 November
Friday 4 September
Friday 6 November
* Please use the subject line ‘ImproveIT workshop registration request’ and provide the following:
Once your registration request has been received the contact for your area will either confirm your registration or ask if you wish to be put on a waitlist.
**Workshops in Dunedin and Nelson are funded with the support of the Tindall Foundation.
Are you interested in working with the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners on a clinical priority?
The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (the RNZCGP) is launching a new programme of clinical priorities and is seeking proposals from other organisations and agencies.
All RNZCGP faculties and committees, general practices, PHOs, other professional medical colleges, non-government organisations, consumer groups, and governmental organisations are actively encouraged to propose clinical areas and aspects of care for selection as future clinical priorities to work on in collaboration with the RNZCGP.
What is the RNZCGP Clinical Priority Programme?
The key aim of the Clinical Priority Programme is to raise the profile and awareness of clinical areas among GPs and across the primary care sector.
The RNZCGP will carefully select clinical areas and develop a work programme with the key stakeholder(s).
The RNZCGP anticipates that a senior GP will be recruited as a clinical champion and provide clinical leadership for a particular programme. The clinical champion will work closely with the RNZCGP’s Quality, Research and Policy Group to plan, implement, and deliver an innovative programme of work with the key stakeholder(s) that will help GPs and other primary healthcare professionals to improve the quality of care for patients.
The individual clinical priority programmes will vary in length. Some priorities might involve programmes of six to 12 months, while others will comprise longer programmes (eg, three to five years) and tackle issues of higher national prominence.
Examples of programmes might include:
What to do next
If you are interested in working with the RNZCGP on a clinical area or aspect of care, we would like to hear your proposal for a future clinical priority programme.
Please ensure your proposal includes:
Please submit your proposal to Jeanette McKeogh, Group Manager – Quality, Research and Policy at email@example.com by Friday, 4 September 2015.
General practice is the range of values, knowledge, skills, and practices required to provide first level medical services in both community practice and hospital settings. General practice includes the provision of both first contact and continuing care, for all ages and both sexes, that is comprehensive, person-centred, and takes into account the roles of family, whanau and community, and inequities in achieving health gains.
GPs comprise almost 40 percent of New Zealand’s specialist workforce and their professional body, the College is the largest medical College in the country. The RNZCGP provides training and ongoing professional development for general GPs and rural hospital generalists, and sets standards for general practice. The RNZCGP is committed to:
Group Manager - Quality, Research and Policy
The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners
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Youth development and leadership organisation Youthline is excited to announce the arrival of GoForward, a suite of online products designed for youth support and personal development.
The services include GoChat: the latest Youth Helpline contact point; GoLive: a video counselling pilot programme; GoMobile: a text-based therapy package, and the GoGetter tools: self-assessment quizzes.
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