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The 10th March 2009 saw the upgrade of the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet website go live. The newly launched site has a new design with a clean fresh look, a restructured home page, easier navigation and multiple search options from the homepage. The upgrade was needed because of the sheer volume of information on the site, feedback about the most effective ways to present this to users to ensure it remains accessible and easy to locate, and to take advantage of recent developments in web technology.
Director Neil Thomson says of the recent upgrade "We trust that the upgrade will improve the accessibility and usefulness of our evidence base to inform efforts aiming at 'closing the gaps' in between Indigenous and other Australians".
You'll find all the major health topics and yarning places still there to access as a resource for your work and study - just more ways to access them plus when you get there you'll find a clean fresh updated look making it easier to read and access the information you need. As well, you can still access as the largest, most comprehensive bibliography on Australian Indigenous health (now with over 13,500 publications). The HealthBulletin and Overview can also be accessed from the home page and are given a key focus. These are the three most requested areas and contain a wealth of information on Indigenous health.
There are two new sections - a dedicated Indigenous Health Worker section and, coming soon, a section for Indigenous environmental health practitioners. The latter will be launched at the upcoming 7th National Indigenous Environmental Health conference in May. Both sections will have their own dedicated yarning places.
You will notice a clean new look and re-branding of the logo. WA based Nyoongar artist Donna Lei Rioli was commissioned to create the new gecko logo, which is used throughout the site. The gecko is also used to give a rating to each section - this will show at a glance the extent of coverage of that section. A 5-gecko rating is the most comprehensive.
A more sophisticated back-end to the site means clean, easy, seamless navigation at the front-end so you can access the areas you need promptly and in multiple ways. You can access the yarning place from the home page, find out the latest news on the site and keep abreast with national news.
Enjoy using the upgraded site and HealthInfoNet welcome and encourage your feedback.