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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. Other HealthInfoNet awards include:


The Awards recognise and reward ECU staff who exemplify the University’s values of Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry and Personal Excellence. The HealthInfoNet was acknowledged for delivering 20 years of high quality research outcomes at ECU and being recognised worldwide for their contribution in helping to close the gap in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. The HealthInfoNet was also commended for their contributions to ECU and for their professional and committed staff.     

The poster, titled ‘New online resources to support eye care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with diabetes', provided information about a series of multimedia resources that have been designed to support primary health care providers to tackle diabetic retinopathy. The HealthInfoNet and The Fred Hollows Foundation are collaborating to co-design and develop evidence-based online resources to support local service providers to implement these initiatives for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients. The poster outlines the collaborative development of the evidence-based online resources, the key messages for primary health care providers delivering diabetic eye care and how innovative online resources can support health practice.


Letter of Commendation at the awards for the quality of the social and emotional wellbeing section.


Winners in the prestigious 'Outstanding achievement' category. The award 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.

Winner of the award which 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.


 Winner of the award which was established as a way to recognise and reward staff for outstanding achievements, across a range of categories. The HealthInfoNet received this accolade for its vital role in translation research within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector.

One of three finalists nominated for the category of Excellence in Research. 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.


Winner of the 'Diversity' category. The judges of the 'Diversity' category agreed that the HealthInfoNet makes a significant contribution to improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders - “Through a visually stunning interface, the HealthInfoNet has developed an online Indigenous health resource, which 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: 22 November 2017
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