Want a public health project done free?

I have two written pieces of work due in the next few weeks for my Social Policy Health and Welfare unit (as part of my Masters) and I could  undertake them, free, for youScreenshot_20170409-141830

  • A mini literature review and needs assessment in a public health setting (1500 words)
  • An analysis and evaluation of a health promotion intervention (2500 words).

If you think that you have a suitable project area for a literature review, or want an evaluation of a health intervention, OR BOTH, let me know.  

Rather than spend my time on doing something that’s only for assessment, I’d rather be helping the sector that I love – which is always operating on a shoestring – if someone has the need.

I’m happy to undertake the work, donating my time to you for free.  If there are disbursements involved we will need to agree who will pay them.

Please contact me on davidpuls@becomingchange.com.au with any ideas in the first instance by COB 14 April 2017

What I will need from you if we decide it’s mutually beneficial will include:

  • Access to you or a staff/team member for a reasonable amount of time in a short timeframe,
  • A willingness to attest to the fact that the work done is wholly mine (for study purposes),
  • An agreement as to the approximate number of hours that I will spend on the assessment for you (if you want something bigger/using more hours then we can agree something outside of the assessment),
  • An agreement as to copyright, publication and further use,
  • An agreement regarding any disbursements.

Please get in contact if you have questions or want to discuss anything on +61412126006.




Social Policy, Health and Welfare

I arrived at the Nan Tien Institute earlier this week to undertake a five day intensive on Social Policy, Health and Welfare.  The unit is a part of the Masters program in Health and Social Wellbeing.

The Nan Tien Institute is attached to the Buddhist Nan Tien Temple in Wollongong.  I was looking forward to an integration of western learning and eastern contemplation.

After having been here for most of the week, I can’t help but think that this is stuff we all know.

  • The system is slave to short term political cycle
  • Resources are limited
  • Populations are impacted by the social determinants of health
  • Communities should be consulted
  • Programs should be evaluated.

My personal interest is more around shifting our thinking about responsibility.

The shift away from government service provision to the not for profit sector is a good move, but ultimately doesn’t help us solve complex problems.  As a society we’re still reliant on taxes and government, whether to deliver the services or fund the service provider.

We are moving slowly towards theories of co-creation and person centredness, but in the end I believe we need a change of mindset.

Responsibility for good service delivery has shifted from government to NFPs, and now to the individual to be a part of the decision.  The mindset shift has to be for all of us to be responsible for the delivery of services.  To look after each other.  When we all say to ourselves that it is not someone else’s responsibility, but ours, then we will change the world.

The Nan Tien Institute has a wonderful opportunity to teach within that framework. Learn the theory and then contemplate our role, our personal truth, in delivering social justice.