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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

First newsletter for Aboriginal environmental health in WA

Date posted: 27 February 2013

Aboriginal environmental health practitioners and their colleagues in Western Australia (WA) will gain more publicity for their achievements in the field, following the launch of WA's first dedicated newsletter for Aboriginal environmental health this week.

The new publication, produced by the Aboriginal environmental health team at the WA Department of Health, is issued three times a year and will be shared by email with subscribers. The newsletter enables Aboriginal environmental health practitioners and their colleagues to share and compare experiences; connect with other practitioners across the state; and draw attention to the important work being undertaken in the field.

The name chosen for the newsletter is Campfire because campfires in bush settings draw people together. The name also refers to the fact that a campfire is a managed activity that must be watched and tended to provide heat and protect the surrounding environment; if it isn't properly managed, there is a risk of harm to people and the land.

If you are an environmental health practitioner, or work with Aboriginal people to improve living conditions or community environments, and you want to showcase your work or the work of your colleagues, you are encouraged to write an article for the Campfire newsletter. Articles in the first issue of the newsletter include:

For more information about Campfire, contact the Aboriginal environmental health team at the WA Department of Health.

Source: WA Department of Health

Contacts

David Jarman
Aboriginal Environmental Health
WA Department of Health
Ph: (08) 9388 4947
Email: david.jarman@health.wa.gov.au

Matthew Lester
Manager
Aboriginal Environmental Health
WA Department of Health
Ph: (08) 9388 4819

Robert Mullane
Senior Program Officer
Aboriginal Environmental Health
WA Department of Health
Ph: (08) 9388 4935

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Last updated: 27 February 2013
 
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