Introducing Stuart Auckland: Program Coordinator at Centre for Rural Health
Stuart Auckland is currently the Coordinator of the Community Health Program Area at the Centre for Rural Health. Stuart has extensive experience in rural community development both as a practitioner and academic. In his work at the Centre for Rural Health Stuart has undertaken a significant body of research and evaluative work in the Social Determinants of Health findings from which have been presented at State and National conferences and forums. Stuart is also a member of a number of academic and community advisory boards and committees including Primary Health Tasmania, Cornerstone Pty (Headspace) and the Healthy Food Access Tasmania coalition. His current interests lie in the population health, health mapping, food security and health impact assessment. He also has a strong interest in community based governance structures and strategic planning processes.
Stuart joins us at the 3rd Annual Australian Long-Term Unemployment Conference and will discuss ‘Building the capacity of Practitioners to support people impacted by inter-generational poverty – An evaluative study of the Bridges out of Poverty Workshop program in Tasmania’.
A range of programs exist designed to support people impacted by inter-generational poverty, a number of which focus on support through income based initiatives. Research suggests that greater benefits may be obtained through adopting approaches that address social, economic and political structures that impact on poverty. Of interest are programs designed to enhance workforce and community capacity through the adoption of sustainable approaches.
In Tasmania the Bridges Out of Poverty (BOoP) workshop program has been delivered to thousands of practitioners. These workshops aim to create a greater understanding of the dynamics that cause and maintain poverty from the individual to systems level using strength based, community wide approach to change.
For more information on the 3rd Annual Australian Long-Term Unemployment Conference and to secure your registration visit the conference website today.