Enhancing Sexual Health in Country SA aims to help build capacity and skills around sexual health through education, personalised support and the provision of information/resources.
Through this program SHINE SA will:
deliver support to rural and regional health workers
raise awareness of sexual health topics within the community
This program reinforces the outcomes of the successful Building Workforce Capacity in Sexual Health Program: Country South Australia. Our current program expands on the response to the rising national rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), in particular chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis, and the advent of new technologies in HIV prevention.
Education and training will be offered in regional areas of South Australia and will focus on addressing the current syphilis outbreak, the ongoing chlamydia epidemic and managing HIV. Other topics offered include raising awareness of long-acting contraceptives (LARCs) such as contraceptive implant and intrauterine devices.
General practitioners, nurses and/or midwives, Aboriginal Health Practitioners and Aboriginal Health Workers as well as youth and community workers in these regions are encouraged to express interest in this program.
Training and Education Opportunities
Through this program SHINE SA will provide FREE opportunities for information, resources, education and training. These opportunities can be both formal and informal depending on needs.
This will include:
- webinar and case presentations
- extension of educational videos and the development of educational podcasts
- personalised support including telephone advice
- information for health practices located in the region
- increasing access to formal certificate qualifications where relevant
- provision of sexual health resources and reference material, with cost and postage covered under the funding as negotiated
Education sessions are pending accreditation by RACGP and ACRRM.
If you are interested in our training and education opportunities please fill out our Expressions of Interest form.
Please fill out the below form to express interest in our Enhancing Sexual Health in Country SA program.
For further information please contact SHINE SA’s Program Lead: Edwina Jachimowicz
This program has been made possible by funding from Country SA PHN.