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Speech Pathology Australia - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Committee

Speech Pathology Australia is the peak body for the speech pathology profession in Australia. Speech Pathology Australia have established the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Committee to ensure that the values of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in relation to culture, language, land and history are embedded in the values and business of Speech Pathology Australia.  The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Committee will advise the Board on matters where the Association and its members can work towards closing the gap in the social and health and educational outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  The Committee will provide an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples ‘lens’ to the strategic and operational functions of the Association.

Speech Pathology Australia is seeking interest from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander consumer representative with an interest in and experience of speech pathology services. Parents or carers of children who have received speech pathology services are particularly encouraged to apply.  The appointment is for a two year term with an option for re-appointment.  The work will consist of quarterly meetings held face to face at the National Office in Melbourne. The agenda will be circulated 2 weeks prior to the meeting date. Comment on documents circulated between meetings will be requested from time to time. Please note that sitting fees at the remuneration tribunal rate and travel costs will be covered for this work.

Speech Pathology Australia welcomes expressions of interest from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander consumer representatives by close of business Friday 20 December 2019. To apply, please submit the following via email to Speech Pathology Australia’s Senior Advisor Evidence Based Practice and Research, Dr Cori Williams, at /p>

Please contact Cori Williams at Speech Pathology Australia on 0417 933 548 should you have any queries.

Expressions of interest close at COB Friday 20 December 2019

Dental Health Week

Dental Health Week, which takes place this year from 5 to 11 August, is the Australian Dental Association’s major annual oral health promotion event. Its aim is to educate Australians about the importance of maintaining good oral health. 

This year’s campaign is titled “How’s your oral health tracking?” and encourages people to take the time to think about and improve their oral hygiene routines, diet and dental visits by promoting these key messages:
•    Brush twice a day with a toothpaste that contains fluoride.
•    Clean in between teeth at least once a day with floss or an interdental brush.
•    Eat a healthy, balanced diet and limit sugar intake.
•    Regularly visit the dentist for check-ups and preventive treatment.

Various Resources can be found here

Improve your team’s practice in treating older Australians

Help your patients to both live and die well by providing high-quality, appropriate palliative care and advance care planning. With free information and tools on quality improvement, MBS reimbursement for delivery of palliative care services, PIP payments, My Health Record and more.

View the Team Action section of the ELDAC Primary Care toolkit or visit the ELDAC website for more information about the project.

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