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A significant investment in Indigenous health research will support efforts to prevent blindness, deafness and chronic kidney disease, and improve adolescent mental health.
This webinar will update you on the development and implementation of new aged care assessment arrangements. The new arrangements aim to streamline consumer assessment for access to aged care services.
Grant opportunity guidelines and support documents are available for the extension of funding arrangements for the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP) from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2022.
Red Nose Limited and the University of Queensland's Stillbirth Centre of Research Excellence will each receive $1.5 million to implement an awareness campaign to demystify stillbirth, educate pregnant women and improve national awareness of stillbirth.
Grants to support research into improved diagnosis and treatment methods for ovarian cancer open today. Ovarian cancer is the tenth most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australian women. This funding prioritises early detection and finding a cure.
A new grant opportunity will provide $100 million to improve access to clinical trials for Australians living in rural, remote and regional areas. Clinical trials test new medical advances, but barriers such as distance can make it hard for those in regional areas to take part.
Since 1 July 2019, residential aged care providers have had specific responsibilities in the <em>Quality of Care Principles 2014</em> relating to the use of physical and chemical restraint. These requirements put explicit obligations on the use of restraint by residential aged care providers.
More than one year on from the first ever National Action Plan for Endometriosis, the Australian Government is continuing to support women and girls with endometriosis.
The Australian Government is taking a further step towards reducing the number of lives lost to suicide in Australia, by providing $8 million to support research aimed at identifying effective approaches to suicide prevention.
The Australian Public Service employee census report for 2019 has been released. Read more about the census and Health's results.
The Australian Government is investing $55 million into clinical trials for rare cancers and diseases. These include reproductive tract cancers, childhood brain cancer, neurological disorders and other areas of unmet need.
The department is seeking written submissions responding to its consultation paper on proposed measures to improve clarity around additional service fees charged in residential aged care homes by 17 December 2019.
The SA Country Fire Service is forecasting CATASTROPHIC fire danger ratings across a number of regions on Wednesday 20 November 2019. All other regions have severe or extreme ratings forecast, including the Adelaide metropolitan area.
The department is trialling a new assessment framework for residential aged care funding. The Australian National Aged Care Classification tool will soon be used to assess around 10,000 aged care residents as part of the trial.
The department is seeking participation from home care providers in a national survey about the types, volume and cost of care and services delivered as part of home care packages.
Issues relating to residential aged care providers accessing their individualised service-level QI reports (for the first quarter) are now resolved.
A State of Fire Emergency has been declared across 42 Local Government Areas in Queensland, following a period of significantly heightened fire weather conditions expected to continue into next week.
The NSW Rural Fire Service has issued fire weather advice for Tuesday 12 November 2019 with twelve areas rated as at or above SEVERE.
The department has engaged KPMG to undertake a review of the Sector Support and Development sub-program under the Commonwealth Home Support Programme (CHSP).