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Apunipima Cape York Health Council is holding a Deadly choices community day this week with the people of Mapoon, Queensland (Qld), encouraging healthy lifestyle choices in the areas of nutrition, smoking and physical activity.
Australia&rsquo;s emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers will be able to expand their work in Indigenous health following a recent funding announcement made to the Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies).
Researchers from CQUniversity were recently awarded with a $45,194 grant from Central Queensland Medicare Local to commence a study that explores Indigenous knowledge, experiences and perceptions of chronic disease conditions in the greater Rockhampton region.
In 1978 with nothing but a vision and the help of volunteers dedicated to improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the Kimberley region, of Western Australia, the Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service (BRAMS) opened its doors.
A report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), Australia's health 2014, shows that despite general good health, lifestyle-related chronic diseases are a leading cause of illness, disability and death in Australia.
In a move designed to bring greater resources to bear on Aboriginal health in Central Australia, the largest Aboriginal health service in the Northern Territory will join forces with one of Australia's most prominent medical research institutes under a new agreement to be signed today.
People living in regional Western Australia (WA) will get a major boost in health and hospital services including kidney dialysis treatment, pathology and dental care under the Australian Government funding announced today.
To mark World Kidney Day 2014 Thursday,13 March, 2014 Australia's first Indigenous kidney specialist has expressed a need for research institutes to have a greater level of engagement with the people who participate in their research efforts.
Campfires, kangaroo&nbsp;tails, painting and having&nbsp;a yarn are being used to&nbsp;help people who have to&nbsp;come to Alice Springs, Northern Territory (NT) for&nbsp;renal treatment.
A group of Elders from the town of Warwick in Queensland have travelled to the Carbal Medical Centre in Toowoomba, to learn about new health options available to Indigenous people in the Warwick area suffering from chronic disease.
Primary healthcare policy and planning experts from the Menzies School of Health Research (Menzies) have welcomed the release of the report into the landscape of chronic disease in Indigenous Australians.
Mootang Tarimi means &lsquo;living longer' and that is the goal for nurse Jo Krupa and Aboriginal Health Education Officer Veronica Lloyd who drive the health screening bus from Portland to Auburn in Western Sydney, New South Wales, to help improve the well-being of Aboriginal communities.
'Aboriginal people living in remote communities have much worse health status and longevity than other Australians and this imbalance will not be remedied until governments work with Aboriginal leaders and communities to address inequalities in education, economic opportunities, and housing.' stated Professor Lesley Barclay who is the Director of the Centre for Rural Health in her conversation with Tricia Nagel, who has a fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
The University of Adelaide has won $2.48 million to establish a new national Centre of Research Excellence, in partnership with the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) and the University of Wollongong.
The Australian Government has today released the first ever State of preventive health report, a comprehensive overview of the current health challenges facing Australians in relation to chronic disease.
Australian Aboriginal type 2 diabetics have a dramatically increased risk of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) compared to caucasian patients who live in the same geographical area according to a new study.
The Minister for Indigenous Health, the Hon Warren Snowden MP, has today launched the Australian Indigenous ClinicallnfoNet - an innovative web resource designed to assist primary health care workers in the prevention and management of chronic disease among Indigenous people.
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At the launch of national kidney health week on 27 May 2013, the Minister for Health Tanya Plibersek, and Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Shayne Neumann, an addition to the Practice incentives program (PIP).
The Australian Government is monitoring and assessing the effectiveness of the Indigenous chronic disease package (ICDP) in achieving the Closing the gap targets (under the ICDP national monitoring and evaluation project).
Bundjalung Elder Patsy Bundjulahm (butterfly) Nagas is concerned that the Northern Rivers (New South Wales) is under-resourced for dialysis patients and that as the population ages the situation is going to get worse.
A leading Australian kidney specialist will take the helm at the Northern Territory's Menzies School of &nbsp;Health Research (Menzies), following a six-month global search for a world-class director and health researcher.
The primary health care peak body, Australian Medicare Local Alliance, is encouraging Australia's Indigenous population to sign up for quality chronic disease management in general practice to receive the health care they need.
A mobile dialysis bus, which usually operates throughout Central Australia delivering dialysis services, will also visit Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in South Australia (SA) in late 2012.
The National guide to a preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (second edition) was released today (31 May 2012) by Minister for Indigenous Health, Warren Snowdon.
The Northern Territory (NT) Minister for Construction and Infrastructure Gerry McCarthy today announced $5.7 million in funding for remote community clinics as part of the Territory Government's health spending.
To increase access to its web resource and build the capacity of the frontline health workforce - and to assist the health workforce in 'closing the gap' in Indigenous health - the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet will deliver a program of free workshops across Western Australia (WA) over 18 months from April 2012.
The Director of the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet, Professor Neil Thomson, today attended the Canberra launch of a new Healthy Lifestyle Worker toolkit to help tackle chronic disease in Indigenous communities.
The Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation (WDNWPT) took out the Team Excellence category in the HESTA Primary Health Care Awards in November, which were held in partnership with the Australian General Practice Network.
The Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku (WDNWPT) Aboriginal Corporation has been announced as a finalist by the Australian Human Rights Commission for the upcoming Human Rights Awards, to be presented on Friday 9 December in Sydney.