Workshop Information

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Workshop 1: Indigenous Workshop

Time: 10:00 – 15:00
Venue: Rendezvous Hotel Perth
Price: $100 per person for Registered Conference Delegates
$120 per person for Workshop Attendees only
Includes arrival tea and coffee, morning tea and lunch

Are you passionate about improving the health and well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and want to connect with others who share this passion from around Australia and overseas?

We invite you to connect, share your issues, and work with others to identify opportunities for solutions at the 2016 AHPA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander pre-conference workshop.

This year the workshop will focus on effective practice and showcasing a number of positive and highly effective Indigenous projects and organisations that have made a difference in communities.

Highly regarded and experienced Indigenous leaders from across the country have been invited to provide their insight into emerging issues and creative solutions.

                                                      Shaun Nannup – Welcome to Country

Troy CookTroy Cook – Program Manager of the Troy Cook Health & Leadership Program at the Wirrpanda Foundation
Family Background: Yamatji man from Carnarvon
Career Highlights:
– My only Premiership with the Under 17’s Warriors Football Club in Carnarvon
– Life Member & Former Captain of Perth Football Club
– Life Member & Doig Medallist (2000) at Fremantle Football Club

Job Role: Troy Cook Health and Leadership Program Manager
Describe a typical day’s work at the Foundation: Sharing experiences and promoting healthy life choices with all the participants who go through our programs.
Favourite part of being a mentor: Meeting and making new friends through all the regional visits and programs that we do.
Personal inspiration: My Parents.
Quote to live by: “The harder you work, the luckier you get.” 

John GreggJohn Gregg  NACCHO

John Gregg trained in psychology and Agency Management in Sydney and has managed the development of health services working with Government and Civil Society Organizations in Australia, Asia, Middle East and Africa

John has worked with Indigenous Communities in Australia, the Pacific, South East Asia, Middle East & North Africa, and provided advice to Governments & NGO’s on program and service design that address the specific access and health care needs.

He is currently the Chief Operations Officer with the National Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO).

IMG_0718Robert Mullane – Principal Advisor / Manager WA Aboriginal Environmental Health Program

Robert is Perth born and bred, married with three adult sons, two charming daughter in-laws with another possibly waiting in the wings!  He has 25+ years’ experience, working in various roles and capacities with Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities and government and non-government organisations of all sizes and persuasions, at local, regional, state and national levels. Since 2006 his focus has been working in and for WA’s Aboriginal environmental health sector. He is determined to make a difference, develop strong partnerships and build capacity. He is a passionate advocate for improving environmental health in WA’s regional and remote communities and comes with a commitment to “at least not get in the way of others doing a good job”.

We hope to see you there!

Workshop 2: “Honey or Vinegar? How to change politicians’ minds”

Time: 10:00 – 12:00
Venue: Rendezvous Hotel Perth
Price: $80 per person, includes morning tea

From Indigenous health issues to more budget for prevention to a sugar tax; there are plenty of election issues to choose from — and on all of those issues, public health advocates push politicians to make a statement and take a side.

This half day workshop will focus on how to effectively change a politician’s mind. Issues such as the political process, drivers for influencing politicians and media framing of public health issues will be discussed.

A local well known politician has been invited and we hope to welcome them to the workshop for some hands on, real life advice.

Presented by Professor Mike Daube AO, Professor of Health Policy and Director of the Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA, Curtin University



Workshop 3: Media and New Technology in Health Promotion

Time: 10:00 – 15:00
Venue: Rendezvous Hotel Perth
Price: $120 per person, includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

Part One:
“Ottawa Charter in action at the community level
– A simple way to utilize media”

Presented by Dane Waters, Celeste Larkins and Ross James
Health Communication Resources Inc

This practical two hour workshop will provide an overview of community service announcements, one of the strategies we use to engage communities and service providers and community media in a partnership. 

Participants will be involved as community members and service providers to experience first-hand the process of developing a community service announcement that can be broadcast on local radio and social media.  Come along to find out more!

Part Two:
“Mobile technology in Health Promotion”
Presented  by Becky White and Dr James White 
Reach Health Promotion Innovations

This session will present a broad overview of the app development process, from idea
to finished product, and beyond. Different approaches to design, development, evaluation and dissemination will be discussed. You will see examples of successful mobile health projects and interventions, and share their experience and observations of what works, and common pitfalls to avoid.

Attendees will leave with a better idea of the role that mobile technology could play in supporting their health promotion goals. Those with a specific project in mind will leave
with concrete first steps to take in making that project a reality.

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