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SHQ Review November 16 2018

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SHQ Annual Report 2018

Our 2018 Annual Report is now available, and what a great year we’ve had! Read all about SHQ’s achievements

HIV, hepatitis and STIs in Australia

For over twenty years, the Kirby Institute has collected and analysed data relating to the occurrence of HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia. The 2018 Annual Surveillance Report provides vital information to inform the public health response to blood-borne viruses (BBVs) and sexually transmissible infections (STIs) in Australia, particularly among different affected populations and demographics.

Visit the interactive website

New Aboriginal Advisory Panel

Expressions of interest are now open to join a new Aboriginal Advisory Panel which will provide cultural and expert advice to the State Government.

The Department of Communities is seeking nominations for the panel from respected and knowledgeable Aboriginal people from across Western Australia.

The panel has been established by Minister for Child Protection; Women’s Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services Simone McGurk.

Applicants must have experience in one or more areas relevant to Minister McGurk’s portfolios. Up to 20 people will be appointed to the Panel with a membership term of up to two years.

Nominations from Aboriginal men and women, Elders and young people are being encouraged, so that the panel reflects the diversity of WA’s Aboriginal communities. Consideration will be given to the cultural and geographical diversity of members, as well as gender and generational perspectives.

Download the application package

Community Survey Now Open

The WA Police Force is currently running an online survey for LGBTIQ+ community members. This survey will help them to understand specific crime and safety issues, reporting patterns, experiences and perceptions of police, and to improve future service delivery.

The survey takes about 10 minutes and is completely anonymous. In particular, WA Police are interested to hear any suggestions about how their services could potentially be more accessible for LGBTIQ+ individuals. Take the survey

Expression of Interest – Post-doctoral Research Fellows

SPHERE is a newly established, NHMRC-funded Centre of Research Excellence in Sexual and Reproductive Health for Women in Primary Care. This is the first dedicated Centre to lead research that is aimed at improving the quality, safety, and capacity of primary health care services to achieve better outcomes in women’s sexual and reproductive health. Based in the Department of General Practice at the Notting Hill campus, SPHERE supports the design and conduct of studies within three areas of women’s sexual and reproductive health: preconception care, contraception, and medical abortion along with a strong focus on health economics. This research program is guided by a team of national and international clinician researchers and experts in women’s health, general practice, pharmacy, nursing, epidemiology, knowledge translation, health economics, and policy development.

We are seeking to recruit motivated Post-doctoral Research Fellows (Level A or Level B) to undertake projects within the contraception and medical abortion streams of the SPHERE Research Program. These projects are aimed at developing innovative ways of improving the delivery and uptake of contraception and medical abortion services within primary care and improving the capacity of primary health care providers to deliver these services. Projects within these two research streams involve both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. The Post-doctoral Research Fellow will also be expected to contribute to the production of research grants, publications and reports; pursue independent collaborative research; and engage with a range of national key stakeholders.

More information here



SHQ offers a range of professional services including testing and treatment of STIs, contraception information and supply, unplanned pregnancy, cervical screening, STI drop-in clinics and counselling.