Don’t forget SiREN is here to assist you with your evaluation and research activities. We can help you write funding applications, draft conference abstracts, plan and evaluate your program, and develop evaluation strategies such as writing surveys or running focus groups. Support is free but there are a few criteria we require you to meet. Start a conversation with the SiREN team by emailing siren@curtin.edu.au or phoning us on 9266 7819.

News

Law and Sex worker Health (LASH) Report: This study, led by Curtin University, investigated if the sex industry had changed in the past decade, and looked at the intersection of the law, health and safety for sex workers in WA. You can read about some of the report's recommendations on The Conversation, which includes a link to the full report.  

YEP Project Biennial Youth Sector Survey: The Youth Educating Peers (YEP) Project 2017 youth sector survey is currently open, exploring sexual health and blood borne virus issues and trends in the sector and among young people. To complete the survey, and your chance to win a $200 Coles/Myer voucher, please click here before November 5.   

Participants required - my health, our family research study. The UNSW Centre for Social Research in Health are recruiting people to interview who are living with HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C, as well as family members, and then stakeholders in the health and social care sectors. For more information please click here.  

Coping with the marriage equality postal vote survey. The Australia Institute, with the support of the National LGBTI Health Alliance, is conducting a national research project on the effect of the marriage equality debate on LGBTIQ people aged 18+ and their allies. This survey will be open online here until November 14. Please forward to your networks to complete.

Have your say on WA Youth Health Policy. The Child and Youth Health Network invites those interested in youth health to participate in the consultation on the draft WA Youth Health Policy 2018–2023.  Find out more click here, consultation closes Friday November 17.

Conferences and events

SAVE THE DATE! SiREN Symposium 2018: Connect, Learn, Apply: We are very pleased to announce the third biennial SiREN Symposium will be held on Thursday May 17 & Friday May 18, at Tech Park in Bentley. It will bring together West Australian clinicians, practitioners, researchers and policy-makers with an interest in SHBBV issues. The 1.5 day symposium will provide opportunities to connect with others in the SHBBV sector, to learn about the latest projects and research, and to build skills in research, evaluation and knowledge translation. Please mark the dates in your calendar. Abstract submissions will open in December so start brainstorming ideas if you want to present. For any enquiries please contact Myra on myra.robinson@curtin.edu.au or phone (08) 9266 1814.   

PHAA WA Branch AGM: November 22. The Public Health Association of Australia WA Branch invites you to their 2017 AGM. Presentation from Professor Mike Daube: Not a Spectator Sport - Challenges for Contemporary Public Health Advocacy, for more information click here.

Grants and scholarships

The Australian Health Promotion Association Scholarship Program is offering four health promotion scholarships during 2018. There is one graduate scholarship, one Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholarship, one regional scholarship, and one of any category. Each scholarship offered is a six-month full-time health promotion work placement. Applications close November 13. To find out more visit their website.

Training

Hepatitis NSW E-Learning Modules: These five online learning materials (15-20 minutes each) provide a simple, easy-to-understand introduction to hep C for people who work in sectors such as homelessness, community health, harm reduction, and alcohol and other drugs, and where people living with or affected by hep C may need information. To find out more click here

Jobs

Manager, Magenta Project: SHQ (Sexual Health Quarters), Part time (0.8FTE). Magenta is a peer based sex worker support project based in Northbridge. They are seeking a motivated and proactive Manager to lead their dedicated team until the 30th June 2018. Applications close midday Wednesday 15th November. For more information email Josephine Shearer  or call (08) 6164 7963.