The Connections Forum: “Together We Are Stronger”
The Connections Forum is a dedicated conference to support Aboriginal health and wellbeing in Aboriginal maternal, infant, child and family health services. The online event takes place on May 18, 2022, 09:30 AM AEST – 12:30 PM AEST. The forum highlights interprofessional knowledge, experiences and ideas, to increase collaboration and connection between health staff, programs and services, regardless of geographical location.
The 2022 Connections Forum, ‘Supporting the cultural determinants of health for Aboriginal parents, infants, children and families: Together we are stronger’ explores how connections to culture and Country can be a strength for families and communities. By understanding and applying the cultural determinants of health, service providers can overcome barriers, improve engagement, demonstrate respect and support for both individual and community empowerment and self-determination. By supporting Aboriginal holistic health and wellbeing practices there are stronger and positive outcomes for Aboriginal people and communities.
THEME OF THE FORUM
Abstracts are invited for presentations that showcase and explore the theme of the forum ‘Together we are Stronger’. The abstract should be presented in a strength-based approach to Aboriginal maternal, child and family health and wellbeing based on the cultural determinants of health for Aboriginal people and communities in:
- Healthcare programs, services and ways of working
- Culturally safe and appropriate care
- Innovation in practice
- Engaging families and communities
- Strengths-based perspectives
- Working in partnership
- Professional development and leadership.
For details on abstract guidelines please contact Suzanne Kelpsa on 0467965600 or Suzanne.Kelpsa@health.nsw.gov.au
Abstract submissions are due by 25 March 2022
For more details about the forum and to sign up for it, go to the Together We Are Stronger website.