Community Health

The Continence Foundation of Australia’s Community Health Promotion Grants support community-focused organisations to run local bladder and bowel promotion activities and events. The second round of 2018 recipients has been announced:

  • Arthritis SA is planning an education event about why continence matters in arthritis and hypermobility, and how to better identify and support patients. The event will be for allied health practitioners such as physiotherapists, exercise physiologists and podiatrists who are often the providers for people with Joint Hypermobility Spectrum disorders.
  • Beanstalk Child Psychology works with children, parents, teachers and other caregivers to improve the quality of life for children with Austism Spectrum Disorder. The grant will enable Beanstalk to present a workshop to carers on toilet training, as well as in-home guidance to start the process.
  • Cancer Council Tasmania runs support groups across the state. They are planning information sessions on ‘Managing Bladder and Bowel health After Cancer Treatment’ to discuss issues and healthy habits.
  • Dareton Primary Health Centre provides comprehensive nursing, Aboriginal and allied health services and health promotion to the shires of Wentworth and Balranald in the Far West of NSW. They are planning interactive education sessions with health professionals speaking about incontinence, causes and help available.
  • Ishar Multicultural Women’s Health Centre provides inclusive, holistic and culturally sensitive physical, mental health and wellbeing services for women from refugee and migrant backgrounds. They are planning continence information sessions for culturally and linguistically diverse women.
  • The Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society of SA & NT provides information, allied health, nursing and social supports to minimise the impact of multiple sclerosis. A ‘Continence Confidence’ workshop is planned to assist people with MS with bladder and bowel issues, helpful continence tips for travel and work, and information on the effects of MS on the bladder and bowel.
  • The Muslim Women’s Association of South Australia provides services to Muslim women and their families, including settlement services, English and computer classes, study circle, emergency relief, seniors program. A three-workshop series with a Uighur interpreter is planned for the community, ending with an interactive Q&A session.
  • Womens Health and Family Services provides integrated services to women across WA, including: women’s health clinics, counselling, drug and alcohol support, domestic violence and mental health services. Education workshops are planned for non-medical staff in order to increase knowledge and confidence when referring and talking to clients about continence issues.

Learn more about applying for a Community Health Promotion Grant