TAZREACH Newsletter - June, 2021
End of Financial Year Deadlines
Each year the Department of Health (DoH Tas) closes its finance system for a period of two to three weeks from mid-June for end of financial year processing. During this time TAZREACH is unable to process any claims for payment until the system reopens in July.
As the current financial year is coming to a close it is important to take note of a few deadlines:
21 June 2021
This will be the final day that TAZREACH will be able to process claims. Please ensure that all outstanding claims are submitted by this date for processing and payment before the end of June.
Please continue to submit claims for payment after this date. Processing will recommence in July.
23 July 2021
ALL outstanding claims for the 2020-21 financial year will need to be submitted by this date to ensure payment, unless otherwise notified.
Once our final reports have been finalised for the Australian Government, TAZREACH cannot guarantee that claims received after this date will be processed as all un-used funding is required to be reallocated.
Service Agreements for 2021-22
The TAZREACH office would like to thank all of our providers and host sites for your involvement in the annual review this year. If we have not yet had the opportunity to touch base with you, we will endeavour to do so in the coming months.
The work plans for our outreach programs have been finalised and submitted to the Australian Government for approval. All service providers and host sites whose services have been included in our plans will receive a new service agreement, and we anticipate that these will be issued at the end of June/early July. Please continue to make arrangements for your first visit/s until such time that your agreement has been received.
The TAZREACH office will keep you updated if there are any significant delays to receiving your new agreement.
Congratulations to Karadi Aboriginal Corporation
TAZREACH would like to offer our congratulations to the Karadi Aboriginal Corporation who were recently awarded with the '2020 Leaky Pipe Award for Community Engagement' at the 2021 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health Conference.
Karadi was part of a collaboration of five Tasmanian Aboriginal Organisations to implement the use of preventative eye health care measures and retinal cameras through the Federal Government funded Provision for Eye Health Equipment and Training (PEHET) project.
New Free Mental Health Service for Tasmania
Primary Health Tasmania (PHT) announced on Tuesday 25 May 2021 that a new free online and telephone-based mental health service is now available for Tasmanian adults living with mild mental illness, including a culturally informed service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
This service will be provided by Remedy Healthcare and will include:
- one-on-one assessment, coaching and follow-up sessions with the MindStep service (available via telephone or online)
- a culturally sensitive adaptation of MindSteph specifically for Aboriginal adults, called Healing Minds (available via telephone).
To find out more information about these services, including referral and contact details, please visits the Service Portal on the PHT website.
To view the media release and announcement made by PHT, please the News section on the PHT website.
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.