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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.