TAZREACH Newsletter - February, 2020

TAZREACH

TAZREACH Newsletter - February, 2020

Annual Review

The TAZREACH office will shortly commence the annual review process for services that have received funding between 1 July 2019 and 30 June 2020.

We are currently in the last financial year for most of our funding programs and at this stage we are not yet aware of the total funding amounts we will be receiving across our programs for the 2020-2021 financial year. As such we cannot provide any guarantee of what can and cannot be funded, however we will continue to gather information of current service needs and uptake, provider capacity, new service needs, general feedback etc, which will inform planning once we know our budget limitations.

Annual review consultations will be conducted via face-to-face meetings, teleconferences or personalised questions via email.

Members of the TAZREACH team will start to get in touch with service providers, Aboriginal organisations and service hosts soon, however if you would like to book in a suitable time now please feel free to get in touch with us.

We look forward to touching base over the next couple of months.


TAZREACH Eye Health Forum Reignites Discussion

The Tasmanian Aboriginal Eye Health Stakeholder Forum was held in Launceston on Monday 3rd February 2020. There were 27 attendees representing organisations involved in delivering, hosting and coordinating eye health care for Tasmanian Aboriginals.

The forum was co-hosted by TAZREACH and the University of Melbourne who, along with Emma and Marc from Karadi and Dr Kristin Bell (THS), presented in the morning. The afternoon workshop identified what's working; what is needed to address current and emerging issues; and how we can work together.

TAZREACH would like to thank all organisations who participated in the forum. A summary of what's working, barriers and next steps will be emailed out shortly for comment.


Fred Hollows Eyesight Quiz

The Fred Hollows Foundation in conjunction with Real Aussie Heroes have developed a short quiz to increase awareness of 'avoidable blindness' in Australia.

The quiz is open until the 31st March 2020 and you can go into the running to win one of five Fred Hollows goodie bags.

Visit the Real Aussie Heroes website to complete the quiz.


Submitting Claims via Email - No Unidentified Emails Will Be Accepted!

As you would be aware the TAZREACH office asks for all email of submissions to be sent to our generic email address, however there is now an additional level of security to comply with.

With the significant increases in scam email and email viruses it is requested to you do not send invoices to us directly from a scanner. Please send them to your own email first, and then forward to us from your own email address. This will ensure that we pick up your claims for processing.

Emails that come direct from a scanner are unidentifiable. Email received without identifying information will be deleted because of the security risk. We are serious about protecting all our stakeholders and ourselves from email-contracted risks. We thank you for your cooperation with this.


Contact Us

Please contact TAZREACH using our generic email address (please ensure all claims are emailed to this address).

Contact NamePositionPhoneEmail Address
Kim AtkinsManager Purchasing and PerformancePh: (03) 6777 4270kim.m.atkins@health.tas.gov.au
Kellie JarmanProject CoordinatorPh: (03) 6777 4277kellie.jarman@health.tas.gov.au
Alex BrownProject OfficerPh: (03) 6777 4290alex.brown@health.tas.gov.au
Lisa O'TooleHealth Program CoordinatorPh: (03) 6777 4130lisa.otoole@health.tas.gov.au
David HufGraduate RecruitPh: (03) 6777 4297david.huf@health.tas.gov.au

If you would like further information on TAZREACH, please visit our website.


Acknowledgements

TAZREACH would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the island state Lutruwita, and to their Elders, both past and present.

The Australian Government Department of Health is gratefully acknowledged as the funding body for the TAZREACH funding measures.

Thank you to our current providers for playing a fundamental role in improving access to health services in rural and remote Tasmanian communities.