200220: Free TB Clinic for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children

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200220: Free TB Clinic for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children

Please see the attached Flyers, Questionnaire & Information & Fact sheets on the upcoming clinic for free BCG vaccinations against TB.  The Clinic is scheduled for Tuesday 18/02/2020 at 12:30pm (screening) and returning on Thursday 20/02/2020 at 12:30pm (interpretation of screening) at the Nuriyn Wellness Centre at the Roma Hospital. 

 

The primary focus of the program is to offer screening an BCG vaccinations against Tuberculosis to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children and children who may travel to high risk countries for Tuberculosis.  The program focuses on children from birth to five years who have not had a previous BCG vaccination.  This vaccination is only offered by this travelling clinic.  Children are not able to access this vaccination through a GP.  Please disseminate this clinic information to families that identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and families that a parent is from a high risk country for Tuberculosis.

 

The TB Outreach Clinic also provides an opportunity for all health care workers to have a Tuberculosis screening.  The TB screen is encouraged as a baseline going into health care and then every few years thereafter.  All people that require a TB Screen for University Placement can access this free service.

Please call Child Health on 4624 2977 or Kobi House at the Toowoomba Hospital on 4616 6446 to make an appointment.

 

The Tuberculosis Outreach Clinic is a FREE service.


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The Pathfinders National Aboriginal Birth Certificate Program

The Pathfinders National Aboriginal Birth Certificate Program

 

Pathfinders is a not for profit organisation funded by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet to provide free birth certificates for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged between 0 and 21.

 

About 1/3 of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children born in Australia each year (6,000) do not register their births or obtain birth certificates in their first year of life. This makes them particularly vulnerable to missing out later in life.  Pathfinders want every Australian to have a birth certificate, and to make our nation a fairer place. They want everyone to develop a legal and personal identity, to be full citizens, to contribute to society, and get the most out of life. They are also asking governments to make birth certificates free and automatic at birth, so future generations of Australians will not have to fill out paperwork and pay for this basic right of citizenship.

 

If your school or community organisation would like to access support to assist families obtain birth certificates for their children at no charge, please see attached information.

 

A brief explanation of the process is as follows:

 

  1. Applicant (parent) must provide 3 forms of Identification with a Medicare card being one of the preferred forms as it shows the link between applicant and child
  2. Complete the attached NABC sign-up day checklist
  3. Complete the birth certificate application form for the State the child was born in (make sure the parent/guardian signs it)
  4. Scan (colour preferred) and email back to Hilton Naden for processing.

Please note: You do not need to wait for a sign-up day event to access this support.  Just follow the brief explanation above and you can’t go wrong.  But if in doubt contact Hilton.

 

  • If a parent would like their child’s birth certificate to be received at the school or community organisation, the parent/guardian will need to complete the NABC Authority form and submit with the completed applications and JP signed ID.

o   When certificates are generated from Births Deaths and Marriages they will be sent to the contact officer on the authority form.  This will give schools/community organisations time to get certified  copies to be kept of the students file for when they transition to another school etc. before handing original to the parent.

  • There is no limit to the number of birth certificates required.  E.G. if a family has four (4) children and they all need a birth certificate, then the parent would complete four (4)4 birth certificate application forms
  • If a child is not registered, please contact Hilton Naden who will be able to provide more information to support registration.

 

CONTACT DETAILS:

Hilton Naden
Coordinator
National Aboriginal Birth Certificate Program
Pathfinders
COFF HARBOUR NSW
Mob: 0427 726 559
Email: hiltonn@pathfinders.ngo

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Blue Care Community Care Centre

Community Care Centre

  • Opening Days & Hours
    Clients aged 65 years and over (or 50 and over for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people)-
    Our centre will be open on Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 9 am to 1 pm.
    Interactive session and morning tea will be provided.
  • Opening Days & Hours
    Clients under 65, or under 50 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, who live at home and whose capacity for independent living is at risk-
    Our centre will be open on Tuesday for an interactive afternoon session staring at 1pm and finishing at 4pm.
    This will include afternoon tea.

Contact:  Katie Johnson – 07 4622 1434

Community Service Assistant Coordinator (Centre Base)

Bluecare Maranoa, Charleville, Cunnamulla 

53 Bungil Street, Roma,  QLD

PO   Box   430,Roma, QLD  4455

Website: Blue Care

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