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Australian Indigenous disadvantage in health is a central issue in Australia with 'closing the gap' becoming a national priority. Recent COAG commitments have seen around $5 billion allocated by governments to address these shortcomings. For over 12 years the HealthInfoNet has been making information on this important subject freely accessible.
A recent external review (2009) commissioned by the Australian Department of Health and Ageing's Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH), our 'core' funder, confirmed that we provide a unique and vital resource, which is not replicated by any other site. Therefore, our role in helping to inform practice and policy by providing the evidence base in Indigenous health is a vital one. We seek your assistance to increase our support for those who work or study in this area. We are a 'neutral' not-for-profit organisation with no political agenda and we facilitate knowledge utilisation/translation and its dissemination, and facilitate knowledge sharing among people involved in Indigenous health. Our national audience is wide and diverse including Indigenous community controlled services and their representative bodies, government agencies, non-government organisations, other health service agencies, health professionals and their associations, researchers and tertiary students. The fact that we provide a wide body of free quality material across many disciplines makes us very effective and allows us to make significant contributions, which in turn support those working in Indigenous health.
Please find more detailed information in our funding opportunities directory which outlines the many ways you can support our work. We look forward to working with you and value your support and involvement to assist us broaden our reach nationally, keep content up to date and ensure this vital evidence base is fully utilized. Please note all donations are tax deductible and we have DGR status.
For more information please contact Development & Marketing Manager Tara Hoyne on firstname.lastname@example.org