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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
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The HealthInfoNet has achieved recognition for its innovative approaches to the generation and sharing of knowledge. This recognition includes being chosen as a finalist in the prestigious Stockholm Challenge Award (the international award that highlights the benefits that information and communication technology can bring to people and society) and winning the Public Health Association of Australia's inaugural Eberhard Wenzel Online Award.

The HealthInfoNet was honoured as one of the winners in the prestigious 'Outstanding achievement' category in the Australian Charity Awards 2013. The Australian Charity Award for Outstanding Achievement recognises charitable organisations that have achieved outstanding results through initiatives that have significantly raised the awareness and/or funds for a charitable cause and are designed to showcase the dedication and success of non-profit organisations and the measurable impact of their campaigns and initiatives.

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet was recognised by Edith Cowan University in 2013, winning the Vice Chancellors Excellence in Research engagement award. This Award recognises the importance of engagement in the research activities of the University, of research that adds value to the community and makes a difference; developing research projects which have been determined, in part, by the community. The HealthInfoNet received this accolade for the vital role it plays in the engaging with a wide range of stakeholders across the country.

Also in 2012, the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet was recognised by Edith Cowan University, winning the Vice Chancellors Excellence in Research Award. Established as a way to recognise and reward staff for outstanding achievements, the annual awards acknowledge excellence across a range of categories, from engagement and research to service to the University. The HealthInfoNet received this accolade for the vital role it plays in the area of translational research within the Indigenous health sector.

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet was one of three finalists nominated for the category of Excellence in Research in the 2012 National Drug and Alcohol Awards. The awards are an annual event that encourage, recognise and celebrate achievements to prevent and reduce alcohol and other drug use and harm in Australia.

In 2011 the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet won the 'Diversity' category at the 2011 Australia New Zealand Internet Awards. The judges of the 'Diversity' category agreed that the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet makes a significant contribution to improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and that through a visually stunning interface, developed an online Indigenous health resource, that helps overcome the obstacles posed by Australia's vast geographic expanses and the remoteness of many affected communities. The judges commented that many communities and projects from outside Australia could learn a lot from this important resource that appropriately respects the culture of our first nation people.

Last updated: 24 March 2014
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