23 August 2016

Here are some of the items we've shared as a Network recently

1. Are you under 18 and living in Tassie? Commissioner for Children and Young People Tasmania
I need your help to fill out this short survey, so that I can advocate to make Tasmania a better place for you! The results of the survey as well as two meetings already held with the Commissioner for Children and Young Peoples Advisory Council will be published in a Report to be released later this year. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/M9CMCP6

2. Just announced! The New Parliament: Challenges Australia Can’t Ignore
We are delighted to announce a special panel event in October featuring Michelle Grattan AO (Chief Political Correspondent at The Conversation), Dr Cassandra Goldie (CEO, Australian Council of Social Service) and Professor Ian Harper (Deloitte Access Economics and Reserve Bank Board Member). Mark your diaries now for 6.00pm on Tuesday 25 October in the Stanley Burbury Theatre, Sandy Bay Campus. We will be serving refreshments from 5.30pm. Early registrations can be emailed to Louise.Grimmer@utas.edu.au. This is a free event and open to members of the public as well as University staff and students. http://www.utas.edu.au/social-change/home

3. Watch Q&A on ABC next Monday night - 29 August - as Sir Michael Marmot will be on the panel. http://www.abc.net.au/tv/qanda/coming_up.htm
Professor Sir Michael Marmot, President of the World Medical Association, has been a leading researcher on health inequality issues for more than four decades. He has played a central role in research projects studying health equity and bringing research evidence to bear on policy and practice. His many achievements include chairing the Commission on Social Determinants of Health for the World Health Organization in 2005 which produced the influential Closing the Gap in a Generation report in 2008. Its central conclusion was social injustice is killing on a grand scale.

4. What will it take for Tasmania to have Australia’s healthiest population by 2025?
A Research Week public forum inspired by the Tasmanian Governments Healthy Tasmania Plan, 31st  Aug 2016, 3:00-5:00pm, Rory Spence VOS Construction Lecture Theatre, Architecture & Design, Inveresk campus, RSVP / Contact Information: E: UTAS.Events@utas.edu.au, T: 6324 3290

5. Opinions on the State’s new Healthy Tasmania Strategic Plan:
·         Letter to the editor regarding tobacco component of Healthy Tasmania Strategy - http://www.examiner.com.au/story/4080885/letters-to-the-editor/?cs=100
·         Kym Goodes (TasCOSS) opinion piece – The Examiner - http://www.examiner.com.au/story/4083987/finding-balance-the-key-to-good-health/?cs=97

7. What's your share of the pie?
When you think about your household’s income, do you feel rich, poor, or just average? Most of us have no idea – or the wrong idea – of how we compare with the rest of the population. But here, in 10 clicks, you can find out how many households are better or worse off than yours, and see how your ideal world compares. http://www.compareyourincome.org/index.php

8. Australian Youth Development Index
The Australian Youth Development Index analyses youth development across domains of education, health, employment, political and civic participation. http://www.youthaction.org.au/australian_ydi
Tasmania's youth suicide rate highest in the country, prompting calls for better targeted services: http://www.abc.net.au/…/tasmanian-youth-suicide-rat…/7732576

9. Many wealthy countries face a mental health crisis – here’s what governments can do

10. Shift toward social determinants transforming public health work: Targeting causes of health disparities