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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet to launch new alcohol and other drug web resource

The AIH Substance use team at the HealthInfoNet is pleased to inform all our users that we are developing a new web resource dedicated to providing the evidence-base to reduce the harm of alcohol and other drug use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (Knowledge Centre), funded by the Department of Health, will build upon and expand the work of the Substance use section of the HealthInfoNet to provide a collection of high quality, culturally appropriate resources for individuals, communities and practitioners to address harmful alcohol and other drug use.

The Knowledge Centre will promote the concept of harm minimisation under the three pillars of the National Drug Strategy 2010-2015: supply reduction, demand reduction and harm reduction and provide information on:

The Knowledge Centre will also provide a dedicated section on Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), as well as a comprehensive collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander alcohol and other drugs policies. Two new features to be implemented over the coming year include:

We will keep you updated with developments and look forward to launching The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (Knowledge Centre).

Contacts

Michelle Cato
Knowledge Centre Manager
Ph: (08) 9370 6611
Email: m.catto@ecu.edu.au

Avinna Trzesinski
Research Officer
Ph: (08) 9370 6395
Email: a.trzesinski@ecu.edu.au

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Last updated: 16 April 2014
 
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