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Improving attitudes to adolescent alcohol use in the Alpine Shire

Aug 7, 2018
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Many communities across Victoria are concerned about teenage alcohol consumption, with research showing that young people are more likely to develop social, cognitive and emotional issues if they use alcohol before the age of 18. “Australia’s national alcohol guidelines clearly state that the safest option for young people is not to use alcohol before they turn 18. The earlier a young person starts drinking, the more likely they are to have impaired brain development and alcohol problems later in life,” said Professor John Toumbourou, Chair in Health Psychology at Deakin University.


In communities where it is hard for adolescents to obtain alcohol, there is less teenage alcohol use and fewer alcohol-related injuries, assaults, and deaths. These communities also have higher rates of school completion. According to research conducted by the Australian Government in 2014, approximately 68% of adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 reported drinking alcohol in their lifetime. When asked where they obtained their alcohol, over 80% reported getting it from three sources: home, friends, and acquaintances, or by purchasing it themselves from bottle shops.


These statistics are behind the decision of Communities That Care Alpine to participate in the national Smart Generation Program coordinated by Deakin University. The program aims to help young people across Australia to become a ‘smarter generation’ by reducing high rates of underage drinking.

The Resilience Project - Parent Information Night

Apr 10, 2018
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Communities That Care Alpine supported by Alpine Health are hosting the Resilience Project across all three Alpine Shire townships.  This program is rolling out across eight schools within the Alpine Shire and Alpine Health has secured funding through CTCA to support schools and community to build resilience for our young people and communities. Please register at the links provided or call Lisa Neville on 5755 0132.

The Resilience Project delivers emotionally engaging programs in schools for students, parents and teachers and provides curriculum for schools accompanied by teacher and student resources. The program uses evidence based approaches and practical strategies to building resilience, in order to develop sound mental health.  Based around the theories of Gratitude, Empathy, Mindfulness and building Emotional   Literacy this program builds the capacity of children, adolescents and families to  develop strategies to support them through their life experiences to maintain and improve mental health and wellbeing outcomes.

Alpine sets the PACE!

Mar 8, 2018
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There’s positive news if you live in the Alpine Shire and have a heart or lung health condition. Alpine Health have partnered with local healthcare providers Equilibre Health, Kiewa Valley Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy, and Ovens Valley Physio and Pilates, to establish a new program: PACE (Pulmonary and Cardiac Exercise and Education).

Community Advice - Snake Bite

Jan 31, 2018
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Advice for the community regarding the management of patients presenting to Alpine Health Urgent Care with a snake bite or suspected snake bite.

Communities That Care Alpine (CTCA)

Oct 23, 2017
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The Smart Generation Program

On Wednesday 18th October, Communities That Care Alpine (CTCA) released their community action plan to reduce adolescent alcohol in the Alpine Shire as a Local Drug Action Team.

Important information about the new Health Complaints Commissioner

Jul 26, 2017
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The office of the Health Complaints Commissioner (HCC) has now replaced the office of the Health Services Commissioner. This is the culmination of many years work reviewing Victoria’s health complaints framework and developing new legislation, the Health Complaints Act 2016 (Vic), to meet the challenges presented by modern healthcare.

Duckett Report

Apr 3, 2017
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The Duckett Report

As mentioned at the Corporate Planning Day on Friday 31st  March. The Government released Targeting Zero: supporting the Victorian hospital system to eliminate avoidable harm and strengthen quality of care and announced a suite of reforms to put patient safety first. The state-wide review, led by Dr Stephen Duckett, was commissioned by the Government following the discovery of a cluster of potentially avoidable newborn and stillborn deaths at Djerriwarrh Health Services.


Colour Me Happy Project

Mar 30, 2017
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Help us transform the space at Mount Beauty Hospital by submitting a color photo of the amazing views of Mount Beauty and surrounds. The winning photo will be used to create a custom Pickawall wallpaper that will be used to enhance the main entrance hallway at the Mount Beauty Hospital.

Funding for the Pickawall wallpaper has been kindly donated by the Mt Beauty Hospital/Kiewa Valley House Op Shop.

The Alpine Health Bernece Delany Volunteer Award

Mar 7, 2017
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The 2017 Alpine Health Bernece Delany Volunteer Award is now open for nominations.

Alpine Institute Graduation Ceremony

Feb 7, 2017
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Alpine Health and Alpine Institute held the 2016 Graduation and Presentation of Certificates Ceremony on Tuesday 24th January, 2017 for students who successfully completed their certificate courses in December 2016.

Board of Management - Vacancies

Feb 6, 2017
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Applications are open from interested persons who have a commitment to excellence in public healthcare and feel they can contribute to the governance of our organisation, for positions as voluntary members of the Board of Management.

Employment Opportunities

Jan 10, 2017
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Registered Nurses

Myrtleford, Bright, Mount Beauty Hospitals
Permanent and casual employment

Are you enthusiastic about nursing, have a capacity for advocating for the care needs of individuals, and are attuned to the health needs of rural communities?  Alpine Health is seeking these qualities to fill a number of permanent Registered Nursing roles.

Employment Opportunities

Jan 10, 2017
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Essential Services Staff

Permanent vacancies - Mount Beauty

Casual vacancies - Myrtleford, Bright and Mount Beauty

Essential Services staff fulfil Alpine Health’s cleaning and kitchen functions, responsible for ensuring site facilities, amenities, equipment and food service meets the health needs and expectations of Alpine communities.

What to do if you need assistance with your health over the Xmas / New Year break!

Dec 21, 2016
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Download this brochure to guide your decision-making so that you can find the right care and support you need for your health issues.

Merry Christmas

Dec 19, 2016
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A Christmas Message from the Board and Staff at Alpine Health!

16 Days of Activism

Nov 29, 2016
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Unite with Victoria Against Violence - 16 Days of Activism

Victoria Against Violence is a 16-day, community-based, government supported education and awareness initiative about family and gender violence. The campaign is timed to coincide with the United Nations 16 Days of Activism against gendered violence.

Casual Employment Opportunity

Nov 23, 2016
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Registered Nurses

Casual Employment

Bright, Myrtleford, Mount Beauty

Alpine Health 2016 Annual General Meeting

Nov 16, 2016
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Proudly Celebrating 20 years 1996 - 2016

Tawonga Community Hall , Tawonga

Thursday 10th November , 2016

Communities That Care Events

Jun 17, 2016
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Following the success of CTC in Myrtleford and Community / Stakeholder forums held in May this year, Communities That Care is rolling out across the Alpine Shire.

A newly formed community board is being established and information sessions will provide an opportunity for you to better understand how you and your community can be involved.

Monday 20th June - Mt Beauty secondary College 5:30pm - 7:00pm - Room 9

Wednesday 22nd June - Bright P-12 College 5:30pm - 7:00pm - Library


Jun 6, 2016
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HLTAID001 - Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

HLTAID003 - Provide First Aid

Alpine Health’s experienced nursing staff will deliver training to individuals, community groups and businesses seeking qualifications in First Aid, & CPR.


Course dates & detail see below