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Dear APN Members,
Welcome to the APN Bulletin. Please read and enjoy. We welcome contributions.
Hello Geelong Health & Education Professionals!
We’d like to introduce Weenthunga Health Network and its new initiative to Geelong- the Nyarrn-gakgo mangkie Program.
Nyarrn-gakgo mangkie means ‘hear within’ in the Woiwurrung Language of the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation.
The program contributes to the equality of Aboriginal Health outcomes by way of inspiring, empowering and supporting the aspirations of young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in years 10, 11 and 12 whom have an interest in health careers.
Our aim: To coordinate and encourage health-related opportunities and experiences and to connect our young women with health and education professionals to assist us in supporting each student’s pathway through and beyond school.
To achieve this, we’re creating a Local Support Network of First Australians and Australians in the Education and Health sector who share an interest and a passion to see a greater representation of First Australian women in the Health Industry.
We currently have 16 young women (5 in year 12) across 9 secondary schools involved in our program who are looking for experiences in the following areas....
Paramedics, Midwifery, Paediatrics, Pharmacy, Dietetics, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Medicine, Physiology, Nursing, Sports Medicine,
Mental Health and Psychology.
We invite you to explore how we can create a network of supporters that can help shape the future careers of young Aboriginal women.
Event: Local Support Network
When: Friday 28 June 2019
Time: 9.30am - 10.45am (morning tea provided)
Where: Wathaurong Co-operative Board Room. Morgan Street, North Geelong
(Parking available off-street, make your way across the bridge & walk between Children’s Services and the Gathering Circle to the main entrance)
The Weenthunga Health Network & The Nyarrn-gakgo mangkie Program
The purpose of the Local Support Network (LSN)
How organisations/individuals of the LSN can contribute to the program & the education/training of our young women
The various levels of commitment & contribution
Special Guest Speaker Sharelle McGuirk:
Sharelle is a Wergeia/Wamba Wamba woman living in Geelong. She is a Senior Policy Officer in the Place Based Partnerships Team from the Department of Health & Human Services with a wealth of knowledge in both State and Commonwealth Public Services including Deakin University and Barwon Health
Sharelle will discuss the current representation of Aboriginal people in the health sector and the challenges in accessing health services. Sharelle will give us an insight as to why there is a need for more Aboriginal health professionals and the importance of access and participation programs.
Please see our flyer attached and forward this email onto your colleagues/networks whom you feel would like to attend.
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