New Year’s Resolution, join an IAP2A Local Network group

Sydney and Melbourne Local Network Advisory Groups are looking for engagement practitioners within the IAP2A member base who are interested in joining the advisory group which will convene monthly. The group in partnership with the IAP2A membership team is collectively responsible for the long term strategy of the Local Network program, which is a critical component of the “Strengthening Engagement Networks” pillar.

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Negotiating the journey of recovery with Marion Short

It has been a difficult month. As the bushfire emergencies continue throughout Australia, and with the recent tragedy on White Island in New Zealand, I understand that many in the IAP2 family are working hard with communities to negotiate the difficult and distressing task of negotiating the journey of recovery.

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Which community are we on about?…with Sioux Campbell

Call me old-fashioned but … one of my pet hates is the seemingly ubiquitous use of the term “the community” in any general reference to “all of them who are not us”, regardless of the organisation or context.  It’s as if it’s become a proper noun.

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Shaping Health Locally Based on Principles Gathered Globally with Susan Mende

At the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), we believe that good ideas have no borders. This is why, as the largest philanthropy in the United States focused solely on improving health and health care, we actively search the globe for the best ways to advance health in local communities. We want to learn from the most effective health-related programs, policies, and approaches used in other countries and adapt them to use here at home—and also share with other countries the best practices we have identified in the U.S. Our ultimate goal is to build, with our many diverse partners, a Culture of Health in America, where everyone—no matter who they are, where they live, or how much money they make—has the opportunity to live their healthiest life.

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