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Roger Simpson - 27 October 2015

Roger Simpson made the following comments in the Public Access Session at the Ordinary Council Meeting on 27 October 2015.

To:- The General Manager, Eurobodalla Shire Council (ESC) – Dr Catherine Dale

From: The Director, Whole Health Australia – Roger James Simpson

CC:- as above plus others concerned

Introduction and Offer of Service

Community Healthcare and Health Promotion

Dear Dr Catherine Dale, ( as GM ESC )

As a new arrival in Moruya, and as advised by your Sharon in your ESC Library and others, I email as a simple introduction and as an ‘Offer of Service’ to the local community based upon my track record over some fifty years. (please see CV summary attached)

My Canberra based research activities will re-commence in 2016 and I am therefore keen to progress my FREE Community Outreach Healthcare Programs as a Health Promotion Strategy.  My Global E-HEALTH Data Collection is university based for my PhD and from ALL communities and cultures – especially families, children, and our Indigenous First Aussies.

I will hope to meet and speak over some Q & A at 0930 this Tuesday 27/10/2015 prior to your ESC meet.

Either way, I will appreciate your advice to suit,

Yours sincerely,

Roger James

Copy to – CC above plus those others concerned

Attached – as above

Whole Health Australia integrates all effective healthcare systems as a Health Promotion Strategy

Director - Roger James Simpson

Address - PO Box 3032, Bundeena, NSW 2230, Australia

Phone - 0061 (0)2 9527 6764

Mobile - 0061 (0)2 0416 298484 – UK Mobile – 0044 (0)7 432 034 786 and Office 0044 (0)2392 821 552 and University of Canberra (UC) email at at this time

It is for all persons to practice a healthy lifestyle to feel better, enjoy, and share with others

Council reply

Council provides some community development and general wellbeing programs in association with some of our facilities. For example, exercise classes at the swimming pools, promotion of sports activities, healthy eating on a budget classes (when we can get a grant).
We also try to work with Community Health to promote programs (eg. Tai Chi for Arthritis).
While Council can assist Health providers/health promotion activities, it is generally not our role to undertake health promotion programs. That is done by Community Health (state government), with us assisting if/when we can.

Council is not in a position to take up your offer of a health promotion Strategy in 2016. We do not have the resources to support this activity.

I would suggest you contact NSW Health, particularly the Health Promotions team. They are funded to provide such services in our community and your program may fit with their strategy.