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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Level 3 ► 88 The Terrace ► Wellington 6011
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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.
See more at .........
7:30 AM Monday Jul 6, 2015
Dr Tania Pinfold
Making sure young people have access to choices around contraception, the ability to access it for free and to do so in a place they felt comfortable, are all keys to preventing unplanned pregnancies, according to a youth health doctor.
Rotovegas Youth Health clinical leader Dr Tania Pinfold said a proposal to fit all young women with long-term contraceptives before they started having sex wouldn't work as it didn't address the wider messages around safe sex and respectful relationships.
"I don't think you can make anyone do anything," she said.
University of Otago academics have called for a free contraceptive programme to be made available to teens before they become sexually active. In the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Neil Pickering, Lynley Anderson and Helen Paterson said teen pregnancy placed significant costs on the individual and society.
Dr Pinfold said there was "no doubt" that unintended pregnancy could be a crisis.
"We know that some young women have trouble remembering to take the pill properly, or getting their contraceptive injection every three months. [Long acting reversible contraception] are almost fool-proof protection from pregnancy."
She said the availability of long-acting reversible contraception had added a reliable option to contraceptive choices for women of all ages.
"Whatever the contraception choice might be, medical educators still continue with critical messages about protection from sexually transmitted infections. Teaching young people how to make safer choices and negotiate respectful relationships is essential."
Dr Pinfold said parents would always have a key role in keeping their young people safe.
"They mustn't avoid conversations around sexual health, and need to stay involved in the lives of their young people as they become more independent."
She said Lakes District Health Board figures from the 2009/10 financial year to the 2012/13 financial year showed both births, and terminations for under 20-year-olds had dropped steadily.
Dr Pinfold believed a decision to fund around 900 Jadelle long-acting contraception insertions in under 24-year-olds in the past five years had an impact.
The rods, inserted into the arms, last about five years.
"It is a very good number. Lakes has the highest rate of anywhere in the country."
- Rotorua Daily Post
by Rebecca Malcolm
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