Here is Gordon Gregory with reminders about three upcoming meetings: in Hobart about CPD for health professionals; an information seminar on the Modified Monash model (Canberra, 2 December); and getting involved in one way or another with the Caring for Country Kids Conference (17-19 April next year). But wait: there's more! Have you thought of joining Friends of the Alliance?

It has been said that giving an extra year's education to a teenage mum adds some years to the life expectancy of their child at birth. If this is true it illustrates something about the complex relationship between health and education, and about intergenerational change where health and wellbeing are concerned. There is no more powerful determinant of lifelong wellbeing than the combined role of health and education.
The little book of rural health numbers
A recent report from the AIHW shows that some groups in Australia are at much higher risk of smoking or being exposed to second-hand smoke than others. They include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, those living in remote or socioeconomically disadvantaged areas, and single parents with dependent children.
Public Seminar
The Australian Government Department of Health is starting to use the Modified Monash (MM) system for classifying remoteness in some of its programs. It is likely that the MM will gradually take the place of the ASGC - RA system. The NRHA is holding a free information session on MM in Canberra on 2 December 2015.