In this eNews:
- Employment Opportunities
Environmental Health Officer, Mildura Rural City Council
Environmental Health Officer, Kernow Environmental Services – Shires of Mitchell & Strathbogie
Please go to www.ehpa.org.au/jobs for more information on these positions.
2. Congratulations to Bob Handby, OFFICER (AO) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA
Long time EHPA Member and all around good guy Bob Handby was awarded an AO in the 2018 Honours List. It is a well deserved award for Bob and I think all of us who know Bob would agree. Congratulations on this achievement. Below is a list of some of Bob’s humanitarian work.
Mr Robert Leo HANDBY, Port Fairy Vic 3284 For distinguished service to the international community, particularly with humanitarian disaster assistance missions, and the environmental health profession. Service includes: Australian Red Cross: Deployed on 16 international humanitarian missions to conflict and disaster zones, 1984- 2014 including: Sierra Leone Ebola Response, 2014. Pakistan Floods, 2010. Indian Ocean Tsunami, 2004. Yugoslavia, 1999. Rwanda, 1994. Red Cross Ambassador, since 2012. Coordinator, Water and Sanitation, International Emergencies Department, 2007-2012. Former Member, International Humanitarian Law Advisory Committee. Manager, Public Health and Regulatory Services, Moyne Shire, 1998-2007. Life Fellow, Environmental Health Australia Life Fellow, Environmental Health Professionals Australia Ambassador, Australia Day, 2012-2017. Awards and recognition includes: Recipient, International Service Award, Australian Red Cross, 2014. Recipient, Honorary Life Member, Australian Red Cross, 2012. Recipient, Distinguished Service Award, Australian Red Cross, 2008. Recipient, Meritorious Service Medal, Australian Red Cross, 1996. Robert L. Handby Award for Team Excellence (named in his honour), Environmental Health Professionals Australia, 2013.
3. DHHS Emergency Management Survey
The DHHS Emergency Management Comms team is investigating what the community wants and needs from warnings during a public health emergency and how to help the community protect themselves when these emergencies happen. We’re hoping you can please complete the survey and share it with your family, friends, colleagues and stakeholder networks. Survey closes on the 29 June.
Can you help to improve how Victorians are warned about health emergencies? Your responses to this survey will help the Victorian Government provide better information in better ways when health issues arise that may affect you or the community. Additionally, please help us by sharing this survey with your colleagues and networks. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HealthEmergencyWarnings
The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is investigating what the community wants and needs from warnings during a public health emergency and how to help the community protect themselves when these emergencies happen. They’re also interested in how people with different communication needs and people who are vulnerable to health issues want to receive information about emergencies that may affect them. The project is an important opportunity to better understand how successful warnings work to get better public health outcomes when health emergencies occur.
The result should be a better informed, safer and more resilient community. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
That’s it for this week.
Have a good weekend!