Established in 2017, the Victorian Rural Clinical Network for Unintended Pregnancy and Abortion has been growing steadily in representation from members all across Victoria. For this reason, the Advisory Committee has announced some changes commencing in 2021.
Each month CERSH distributes a newsletter for workers in the rural sexual health sector. The newsletter provides information on upcoming meetings, events and training opportunities provided by CERSH.
CERSH hosted the second successful virtual Sexual Health Network Meeting in 2020 on 11 November. Practitioners from each state were invited to contribute to the theme: “Sexual Health Promotion & Practice Beyond Our Borders”.
STI Testing Week is an annual campaign initiated by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and is running from 15-21 November 2020.
Consultations with young people have been key to creating a campaign addressing the sexual health issues of young people in rural Victoria wanting to know more about privacy and confidentiality, STI tests, contraception, pregnancy options and abortion.
Following extensive consultation with key stakeholders, CERSH has released a Strategic Plan 2020-2025. The plan sets out the direction for the next five years and will commence in July 2020.
CERSH has developed free and accredited online learning modules for rural health professionals and other interested rural workers.