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Job vacancy: SAMESH Health Promotion Officer

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Thorne Harbour Health / SHINE SA, August 2018 You are a highly motivated leader who is passionate about, and experienced in working to improve the sexual health and wellbeing of LGBTI communities. You’re a collaborative team player who is focused and outcome oriented. The South Australia Mobilisation and Empowerment for Sexual Health (SAMESH) program delivers a range of health promotion...

Syphilis Outbreak in Northern South Australia

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SA Health, Communicable Disease Control Branch (CDCB),15/5/17 The Communicable Disease Control Branch (CDCB) has been closely monitoring infectious syphilis notifications in South Australia in light of a multi-jurisdictional outbreak of syphilis occurring across northern Australia. It appears that this outbreak has spread to South Australia, with sustained transmission occurring in Port Augusta...

HIV prevention study to commence in SA April 2017

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South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), Monday, 27 February 2017 South Australians at a high risk of acquiring HIV will have the opportunity to benefit from the latest HIV prevention medication through a new partnership. Following the announcement of the Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) access trial late last year, Victoria’s Alfred Health has been chosen to partner with...

Family violence prevention programs in Indigenous communities

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Australian Institute of Family Studies, December 2016 Family violence is a serious and widespread issue in Australia, and is a key priority area for government. This resource sheet investigates the effectiveness of current mainstream, international, and Indigenous prevention programs and identifies the principles behind successful programs. Background information is also provided on the extent...

Naloxone: Victoria’s rising death rate prompts calls to relax restrictions on overdose ‘antidote’

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ABC news, Posted 13.12.16 at 5:11pm The high rate of overdose deaths in Victoria has prompted calls for a change in regulations around overdose ‘antidote’ Naloxone. Naloxone is used to reverse the effects of opioids like heroin and oxycodone but under Australian law it can only be dispensed over the counter by a doctor or pharmacist. The stigma can mean some users avoid asking for the...

An atlas of six South Australian communities: Mapping the influences on community wellbeing

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DSCI & SA Health, 2016 An atlas of six South Australian communities: Mapping the influences on community wellbeing was produced for the South Australian Department for Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) and the Department for Health and Ageing (SA Health). Over the last three decades, numerous reports and studies have highlighted substantial variations in the wellbeing across the South...

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SASHA is a current awareness service with news and views on various aspects of sexual health and sexuality, from a wide range of sources. These range from credible sources of sexual health and related information, to relevant opinion pieces in the media.

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