TAZREACH Newsletter - August, 2021
Reminder #2: 2021-22 Service Agreements Due
TAZREACH would like to thank all service providers and hosts who have completed and returned their signed service agreements, and for being so responsive to requests for additional information.
All outstanding agreements should be returned to TAZREACH no later than Friday 10 September 2021. Failure to do so may result in a new service agreement for a reduced period of time, or funding being reallocated to other services of high need.
Members of the TAZREACH team will begin to touch base with individual providers and host sites to follow up on outstanding agreements.
Using your new 2021-22 claim form templates
The TAZREACH team would to provide a brief reminder to all service providers and host sites to begin using your new 2021-22 claim form template that was provided with your new service agreement.
This helps us to ensure that your claims are processed correctly and assists in other non-TAZREACH team members and new staff to match your claim to the correct service in our finance system.
If you cannot locate your new claim form template and would like to be re-sent a copy, please email TAZREACH.
North West Chronic Pain Self-Management Programs
TAZREACH has been funding free chronic pain self-management programs under the Rural Health Outreach Fund (RHOF) to the North West since 2013-14, which have been highly successful over the years in providing people with the skills and knowledge to understand and better manage their chronic pain. These programs are delivered in a group-based setting by Bernadette Smith, Registered Psychologist from Psychology Plus and Simon West, Accredited Exercise Physiologist from Coastal Physiotherapy, and are available in both Burnie and Devonport.
In 2021-22 there will be six 10-week programs funded by TAZREACH on the North West; three will be delivered in Burnie at the Coastal Physiotherapy practice, and the other three programs will be delivered in Devonport at the Devonport Community Health Centre.
For information regarding the eligibility criteria and referrals to access these programs, please contact Psychology Plus on (03) 6431 9959 or email Psychology Plus.
Ear and Eye Surgical Support (EESS) program
Enhancing Pathways. Improving Lives. Healthy Ears and Healthy Eyes.
From May 2021, The Ear and Eye Surgical Support (EESS) program is being delivered by No. 34 Aboriginal Health Service to assist with timely, co-ordinate, and culturally safe care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients requiring ear and eye surgery in Tasmania. Assistance includes:
- Access to funding to assist with travel, accommodation and other costs associated with surgery.
- Care coordination including strong partnerships with other health and community services to provide a streamlined and culturally supportive pathway.
- Advocacy including support with appointments and admission as well as assistance with understanding surgical care.
For more information and referrals, email the EESS Program Coordinator at No. 34 Aboriginal Health Service, or phone (03) 6417 6090.
Online Cultural Awareness Training Module
TAZREACH would like to remind service providers and host sites of the availability of a free e-learning module that has been developed to help improve Aboriginal cultural awareness in services and organisations.
It was developed by the Public Health services team of the Department of Health in partnership with Aboriginal people in Tasmania. The module is available for community sector, government and non-government organisations.
To find out more and to complete the module, please visit the Public Health webpage on the Department of Health website.
TAZREACH Staff Movements
TAZREACH would like to advise our stakeholders that David Huf, Graduate Recruit, has accepted a Performance Analyst role in the Purchasing and Performance team.
We would like to thank David for his contributions to the team including overseeing the Bass Strait Islands Agreement (BSIA) and Visiting Optometrists Scheme (VOS) programs.
Recruitment for a new Graduate Recruit in the TAZREACH team has now been completed and we can advise that Hannah Israel will be joining us from 1 September 2021.
Please contact TAZREACH using our generic email address (please ensure all claims are emailed to this address).
|Steph Brake||Manager Purchasing and Performance||(03) 6777 4279||[email protected]|
|Lisa O'Toole||Health Program Coordinator||(03) 6777 4130||[email protected]|
|Kellie Jarman||Project Coordinator||(03) 6777 4277||[email protected]|
|Alex Brown||Project Officer||(03) 6777 4290||[email protected]|
|Hannah Israel||Graduate Recruit||(03) 6777 4270||[email protected]|
If you would like further information on TAZREACH, please visit our website.
TAZREACH would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the island state Lutruwita, and to their Elders, past, present and future.
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.