23 April 2015

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This resource may interest you.... Communicating the social determinants of health: guidelines for common messaging: http://ccsdh.ca/images/uploads/Communicating_the_Social_Determinants_of_Health.pdf

Tasmanian Early Years Foundation

The Tasmanian Early Years Foundation is transitioning to a not for profit organisation at arm’s length from government. As part of this process and because you have been involved with the work of the Foundation we invite you to attend one of three regional forums to be held on 27, 28 and 29 May 2015.

These forums will be an opportunity for the early years community to assist the board in developing the best organisation for the ongoing support of the Tasmania’s young children and the early years community.
If you are unable to attend any of the forums, we would welcome any thoughts, comments or submissions in writing by the end of May 2015.

Event Details

Burnie – 27 May 2015 (1.00pm to 4.30pm)

Braddon Hall, Burnie Arts & Function Centre
Wilmot Street, Burnie
(Refreshments will be provided)

Launceston – 28 May 2015 (9.30am to 12.00noon)

Cradle Room, Tailrace Centre
Waterfront Drive, Riverside
(Refreshments will be provided)

Hobart – 29 May 2015 (9.30am to 12.00noon)

Shearers Room, The Old Woolstore
1 Macquarie Street, Hobart
(Refreshments will be provided)

If you would like to attend this Forum please Click Here  to complete the registration form.

Tasmanian Early Years Foundation
Ph: 6232 7468

Psychotherapy Workshop with Dr Richard Benjamin
I am facilitating a psychotherapy workshop in Hobart in June. Please see attached flyer and pass on to others.

TML becomes PHN
Dear Primary Health Care Strategic Advisory Council member,
As you may be aware, the Australian Government has finally announced the successful applications in the Primary Health Network (PHN) tender process. TML’s application to establish the Tasmanian PHN has been successful.
TML’s media release responding to the announcement is available on our website here.
The Government is yet to advise exactly which programs and services it will fund the Tasmanian PHN to deliver from 1 July. Phil will be in touch when more information comes to hand.

5 minute video on gender equity, welfare regimes and health: youtu.be/L98_NaNIzGc

10 Tips for Public Health Advocacy

Health Politics as if People Mattered - And other resources – Politics of Health Group - http://pohg.org.uk/support/publications.html 

Income inequality and health: A causal review
Kate E. Pickett, Richard G. Wilkinson
Social Science & Medicine, 128(2015), 316-326
Published: March 2015

There is a very large literature examining income inequality in relation to health. Early reviews came to different interpretations of the evidence, though a large majority of studies reported that health tended to be worse in more unequal societies. More recent studies, not included in those reviews, provide substantial new evidence. Our purpose in this paper is to assess whether or not wider income differences play a causal role leading to worse health. We conducted a literature review within an epidemiological causal framework and inferred the likelihood of a causal relationship between income inequality and health (including violence) by considering the evidence as a whole. The body of evidence strongly suggests that income inequality affects population health and wellbeing. The major causal criteria of temporality, biological plausibility, consistency and lack of alternative explanations are well supported. Of the small minority of studies which find no association, most can be explained by income inequality being measured at an inappropriate scale, the inclusion of mediating variables as controls, the use of subjective rather than objective measures of health, or follow up periods which are too short. The evidence that large income differences have damaging health and social consequences is strong and in most countries inequality is increasing. Narrowing the gap will improve the health and wellbeing of populations.
Key Points: Evidence that income inequality is associated with worse health is reviewed. It meets established epidemiological and other scientific criteria for causality. The causal processes may extend to violence and other problems with social gradients. Reducing income inequality will improve population health and wellbeing.

How to obtain this article click here. (Email me if you can’t access this and would like it)

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