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Gotta Keep it Strong

7 December 2016

Indigenous Hip Hop Projects worked with the Njaki Njaki community of Merredin in Western Australia (WA) to create a music video commissioned by the Merredin Aboriginal Project Inc.
 

Partnership boosts eye resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce

7 December 2016

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet has formed a partnership with The Fred Hollows Foundation to further develop and expand the eye health information on the HealthInfoNet web resource.
 

NACCHO and RACGP would like your feedback on the National guide to a preventative health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

5 December 2016

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) and The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) are working in partnership to update the National guide to a preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a third edition to be published in 2017.
 

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) members and manager survey

5 December 2016

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) are progressing amendments to the Modern award.
 

NATSIHWA launches the very first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker exhibition

5 December 2016

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) has launched the very first Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker exhibition, Unsung Heroes.
 

Western Desert Dialysis take out major Indigenous governance award

30 November 2016

Last week Western Desert Dialysis took out the top award at the 2016 Indigenous Governance Awards, announced at a ceremony in Sydney.
 

Traditional owners sign lease over Gunyangara

25 November 2016

The East Arnhem Land township of Gunyangara, in the Northern Territory, is the subject of a 99-year lease agreement with the Federal Government that will put the land back into Aboriginal control.
 

New online tool to improve healthcare for people suffering from rare disease

25 November 2016

Machado Joseph Disease (MJD) is an incurable illness.
 

New approach to tackling Indigenous smoking amongst Aboriginal women

22 November 2016

Rural Health West have received funding for a new research project in the Pilbara, Western Australia (WA), that will take an innovative approach to tackling smoking amongst Aboriginal women.
 

Aboriginal leaders say community-controlled services need prove their worth

21 November 2016

A lack of evaluation of Indigenous-run programs aimed at overcoming disadvantage is placing serious limits on positive outcomes, Aboriginal leaders have warned.
 

Redfern AMS celebrates

17 November 2016

Australia's first Aboriginal community-controlled health service has celebrated 45 years with a Q and A panel at the Charles Perkins Centre in Sydney.
 

Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage report released

17 November 2016

The seventh Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage (OID) report from the Australian Government Productivity Commission has been released today.
 

The Aboriginal Diabetes Study busy at Davenport Clinic in South Australia

16 November 2016

The Aboriginal Diabetes Study have had a busy two weeks at the Davenport Clinic in Port Augusta, South Australia (SA) with almost 60 people visiting the clinic.
 

Final call for nominations from IAHA full members to be an IAHA Director

16 November 2016

The Indigenous Allied Health Association (IAHA) are calling for final nominations from full members who are interested in becoming a IAHA Director.
 

Groundbreaking new Birthing on Country program launched

15 November 2016

A new maternity program designed to achieve better health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their babies has just been launched.
 

Today is World Diabetes Day

14 November 2016

Led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated annually on November 14.
 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Accreditation Committee calls for assessors

14 November 2016

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Accreditation Committee (Accreditation Committee) has made an urgent call for assessors.
 

Congress now accepting cadetship applications

14 November 2016

The Central Australian Aboriginal Corporation is offering cadetship opportunities for Aboriginal students currently enrolled in fulltime study in a nursing, midwifery, other health, education, or corporate support related undergraduate degree at University.
 

Unique health program engages local Aboriginal fathers in sacred tradition

11 November 2016

Fifteen Aboriginal fathers have completed a unique six-week culture and education program conducted by Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) Primary Care and Community Health staff and the Aboriginal Culture Resource Centre (ACRC).
 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practice is the fastest growing registered health profession in Australia

10 November 2016

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce grew by more than 50% over the past year, making it the fastest growing profession of all the regulated health professions, according to data released today in the 2015/16 annual report published by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia (AHPRA).
 

Postgraduate Research Scholarship Opportunity (PhD)

9 November 2016

James Cook University's Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention (CCDP) is seeking expressions of interest for PhD student candidature, with a 3-year $45,000 per annum tax exempt Health and Medical Research Council scholarship.
 

HealthInfoNet free workshops (Nov/Dec): How the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Eye Health web resource can help support health practice

8 November 2016

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet, with support from The Fred Hollows Foundation, is conducting a series of free workshops and we would like to invite interested people to attend.
 

NATSIHWA calling for help to plan their CPD networking forums for 2017

7 November 2016

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) are calling on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners to help them plan their continuing professional development (CPD) networking forums for 2017.
 

Kalgoorlie doctor seeing more complications after Aboriginal maternal health service closed

7 November 2016

A Kalgoorlie paediatrician says she is seeing more health complications for pregnant mothers and young children since the closure of a dedicated Aboriginal health service last year.
 

Australian Government opens first Health Care Homes grant round

7 November 2016

The Minister for Health, Sussan Ley, has announced that medical practices in ten Primary Health Network regions around Australia can apply for stage one of Health Care Homes.
 

2017 WA Health Promotion Scholarships now open

7 November 2016

Applications are now open for the Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA) Western Australia (WA) Branch Healthway 2017 Health Promotion Scholarships.
 

Free training for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and health professionals working with Indigenous people

7 November 2016

The Continence Foundation is offering a limited number of fully funded scholarships for the distance based Certificate III in Continence Promotion and Care course, to promote greater skills development in the area of continence.
 

Apunipima at Lowitja Conference

4 November 2016

Apunipima Cape York Health Council staff from Cairns, Queensland will be presenting at the Lowitja Institute Conference on Monday 7 November in Melbourne.
 

My Health Record tours the Cape

1 November 2016

The My Health Record team from the North Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) recently visited healthcare providers in the Cape York region of Queensland (Qld) to provide information and training about the My Health Record system.
 

Board and AHPRA publish health profession agreement for 2016-20

31 October 2016

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia (the Board) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) have published the Health profession agreement (HPA) for 2016-20.
 

NHMRC funds new Centre for Research Excellence in Indigenous Health

27 October 2016

The National Health and Medical Research Council has funded an allied health initiative between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders, health services, clinicians and researchers across Australia.
 

Have your say about factors that can help more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to take part in mammographic screening

27 October 2016

The University of Melbourne is currently undertaking a study on behalf of Cancer Australia to identify critical success factors for increasing mammographic screening participation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women across Australia.
 

AADANT gains a new board for a new year, 2016/17

24 October 2016

The Association of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies (AADANT) has announced its new board for a twelve month term in 2016/17.
 

SWAMS and AHCWA produces four new Aboriginal Health Worker graduates

24 October 2016

After 18 months of balancing work and study life, Western Australian (WA) based women, Natalie and Talicia Jetta, Tammy McGrath and Elizabeth Narkle completed their Certificate IV in Aboriginal Health Work, at the Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA).
 

Places still available for 'Crossroads at the Centre: The Nexus Between CVD and Diabetes' Symposium

19 October 2016

A number of places still remain for those who have not yet registered their attendance at the eighth annual Alice Springs Symposium in the Northern Territory.
 

Congress town and Amoonguna clinics get AGPAL reaccreditation

17 October 2016

The Amoonguna Health Service is Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (Congress') first remote clinic to achieve renewal of accreditation, with remaining remote sites undergoing inspection by Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL) assessors.
 

NATSIHWA seeking Board Directors for Vic, ACT and NT

17 October 2016

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) are offering a great opportunity to gain valuable experience as a Board Director.
 

Students seeking registration urged to apply online now

17 October 2016

Students who will complete their studies soon and who seek registration as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner can apply online now.
 

Milestone publication of the Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal

11 October 2016

The Aboriginal Islander Health Worker Journal is the only national publication written by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers.
 

Bugalwena CKD Program wins PHC award

10 October 2016

A program to identify Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) at a general practice in Tweeds Head, New South Wales, won an audience accolade at the inaugural North Coast Primary Health Care (PHC) Excellence Awards last month.
 

After hours services set to improve at Northern Queensland Primary Health Network

7 October 2016

Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) is inviting local individuals and organisations to apply for grants of up to $50,000 each to improve after hours health services across the Queensland (Qld) region.
 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Industry Reference Committee open for nominations

29 September 2016

The Australian Industry and Skills Council (AISC) is calling for nominations from suitable organisations for the vacant positions on the Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Industry Reference Committee (IRC).
 

Research benefits Indigenous Health Workers

29 September 2016

Indigenous Health Workers may soon have access to targeted education to develop their skills and knowledge, following a study by the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC).
 

New resources for diabetes and emotional health

29 September 2016

A new handbook will give health professionals the strategies and tools to better recognise and work with people with diabetes to reduce the significant psychological burden of diabetes.
 

Career pathways for Aboriginal people in NSW Health

29 September 2016

In 2017, a significant number of career pathways are opening for Aboriginal people, through New South Wales (NSW) Health.
 

Smartphone app could replace traditional atrial fibrillation detection in outback Australia

28 September 2016

A new smartphone app could revolutionise the way health care is delivered in the outback.
 

The Lime Connection Scientific Committee is calling for abstracts for the seventh biennial Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education Conference

28 September 2016

The Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education (Lime) Connection Scientific Committee is calling for abstracts for  the seventh biennial LIME conference to be held in Melbourne in April 2017.
 

Science pathways for Indigenous communities

28 September 2016

The Science Pathways Project promotes science education in remote community schools through on-country projects linking Traditional Knowledge with Western science.  The project is part of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Indigenous STEM program, which aims to increase participation and achievement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
 

Call for applications to develop a proposal

27 September 2016

The Lowitja Institute is calling for applications to develop a proposal for a major national intervention study with the aim of improving competence in the Australian health care system for the provision of culturally safe care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
 

Opportunity to test new cervical screening resource

26 September 2016

The Cancer Council Victoria in partnership with Cancer Council Australia is developing a toolkit for engaging under-screened and never screened women for use in the renewed National Cervical Screening Program (post 1 May 2017).
 

Back to back series win for the All Stars

20 September 2016

The Apunipima Cape York Health Council's (Apunipima) Indigenous All Stars have claimed the annual Trans-Tasman Basketball Series against the Maori national team in New Zealand this past week. The defending champions worked hard to hold off the Maori's taking the best of three series two games to one.
 

Dr Mark makes his mark yet again!

20 September 2016

Dr Mark Wenitong from Apunipima Cape York Health Council (Apunipima) has been selected as one of the finalists for the 2016 Indigenous Alumni Award from the University of Newcastle, in New South Wales.
 

NATSIHWA Exhibition launch

19 September 2016

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) will be launching the very first Health Worker Exhibition at their national conference in Brisbane, Queensland on 6 October 2016.
 

Aboriginal Employment Strategy and Awabakal team up to improve Indigenous health

19 September 2016

Two New South Wales (NSW) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services; the Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES) and Awabakal, both in Newcastle; have formalised a partnership to improve employment and health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the Hunter and Central Coast region of NSW.
 

Calls for new ACT Aboriginal health services clinic

14 September 2016

The Winnunga Nimityjah Aboriginal Health Service in Narrabundah in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) is the only culturally dedicated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Service in the ACT.
 

WA Health campaign urges Aboriginal people to 'never share needles'

14 September 2016

A new campaign by Western Australia (WA) Health, to be launched this week, is urging Aboriginal people to 'look after your blood' and 'never share needles', as hepatitis C in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations ramps up to a 10-year high.
 

Efforts to improve Indigenous aged care wins national award

14 September 2016

An initiative to improve the take up of home care packages by older Indigenous Australians in Sydney’s west has been recognised in this year’s Better Practice Awards.
 

Australia's health 2016 released

14 September 2016

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has released Australia's health 2016 this week, a two yearly report card on the health of all Australians.
 

Specialists declare war on ear diseases affecting Indigenous kids

13 September 2016

Ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists have declared war on one of the most preventable and treatable conditions undermining the wellbeing and learning of Aboriginal children - serious ear disease.
 

Additional approved registered training organisations for health practitioners

12 September 2016

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers Association (NATSIHWA) has been working closely with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) to progress additional registered training organisations (RTO's) in becoming accredited through AHPRA.
 

AMA proposes Aboriginal health science centre in Central Australia

9 September 2016

The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has called for the establishment of an Aboriginal health science centre in Central Australia, Northern Territory (NT), which could mean a massive boost for research and clinical services.
 

Lisa Penrith reappointed as President of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Council of New South Wales

8 September 2016

Lisa Penrith has been reappointed as president of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Council of NSW for a three-year term. A local woman of the area, Ms Penrith hopes to inspire future generations of Aboriginal Health Workers after being reappointed to the sector's highest title.
 

Aboriginal Women access health care in Palmerston

8 September 2016

The Danila Dilba Centre in Palmerston, Northern Territory, is an Aboriginal health service which aims to improve Indigenous mothers' access to health care during their pregnancy.
 

Newly developed diabetes resources for Aboriginal women

8 September 2016

Diabetes Western Australia (WA) have developed resources for Aboriginal women who are pregnant, providing information on gestational diabetes and diabetes in pregnancy.
 

Koori health screening day in running for health award

7 September 2016

A chronic disease screening day and family event held at Casino for the local Aboriginal community is in the running for a North Coast New South Wales (NSW) Primary Health Care Excellence Award. The 1 Deadly Step project was held in April at Casino Indoor Sports Stadium, in the NSW Northern Rivers area.
 

Indigenous Community Stories (ICS) applications now open

6 September 2016

Indigenous Community Stories (ICS) is inviting applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander storytellers who would like to record their lives and histories on film.
 

Aboriginal health worker running marathon to close health gap

5 September 2016

Aboriginal Health Worker, Kristika Kumar, is training to run the New York Marathon in a bid to raise awareness of the importance of exercise to help close the health gap in her Wreck Bay community, 30 kilometres south of Nowra in New South Wales. The 25 year old was inspired to take up running after observing the impact of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, heart disease and kidney failure among Aboriginal people in her community.
 

NATSIHWA Board news update and 2016 conference fee changes

5 September 2016

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) Board of Directors met recently to discuss a number of topics and outcomes.
 

Fees set for 2016/17: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia

2 September 2016

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia (the Board) has announced the national registration fee for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners for 2016/17. The fee has been set at $120.
 

New national partnership progresses health equity in Cape York

31 August 2016

Apunipima Cape York Health Council has signed a Strategic Partnership Statement with Catholic Health Australia (CHA), signifying the two organisations commitment in partnership to closing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health gap in Cape York.
 

Hollows camera shines a light on outback blindness

26 August 2016

The Fred Hollows Foundation is providing a second diabetic retinopathy scanner (DRS) to Sunrise Health Service, an Aboriginal community controlled health organisation in Katherine, Northern Territory (NT), to boost services addressing avoidable blindness.
 

HIV treatment and prevention featured at Aboriginal and Islander Community Controlled Health Services roadshow

25 August 2016

The Queensland (Qld) HIV Treatment as Prevention (TasP) Roadshow took place in July and August, 2016. The Roadshow was supported by the Qld Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC) and the HIV Foundation Qld.
 

Derbarl Yerrigan helps Aboriginal people reconnect with country

25 August 2016

Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service in Perth, Western Australia (WA) has run a four-day camp allowing Stolen Generation members, who suffered abuse, the chance to connect with country in the regional area of Moora, WA.
 

Medina buildings given to Moorditj Koort Health

24 August 2016

The importance of an Aboriginal health centre in Kwinana, Western Australia (WA) has been highlighted in a special ceremony.
 

The role of doctors in closing the gap AIDA policy statement 2016

22 August 2016

The Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA) has released a new policy statement for 2016.
 

Diabetes Care Blacktown tackling disease at the source

18 August 2016

Definition Health Club in Blacktown, New South Wales (NSW), is an organisation that is helping redefine diabetes treatment in the heart of an epidemic. Diabetes NSW ranked Blacktown the number one diabetes hot spot in the State.
 

Lithgow Hospital hosting Aboriginal women and children's health screen week

18 August 2016

Aboriginal women and children’s health screen week is being celebrated at Lithgow Hospital and health workers from Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District are providing free check-ups, screenings and advice in a partnership initiative.
 

On the move with a clear view to fighting eye disease

12 August 2016

An innovative health service targeting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye disease and diabetes at remote sites across Queensland has made 100 visits in just over two years, treating thousands of at-risk people.
 

Apunipima Indigenous Basketball All Stars players announced

11 August 2016

The Apunipima Australian Indigenous Basketball All Stars has announced its selection of a 12-player roster, led by National Basketball League (NBL) veteran Tyson Demos.
 

Aboriginal health workers lead the way in North West Queensland

10 August 2016

July’s national Chronic Disease Management Conference in Sydney was a chance for North West Hospital and Health Service staff in Queensland (Qld) to present their credentials to a wider audience.
 

Aboriginal Health Liaison Officer helping to build healthy relationships at Fiona Stanley Hospital

10 August 2016

Ron Gidgup has coordinated Fiona Stanley Hospital's Aboriginal Health Liaison Office (AHLO) since 2015.
 

Mobile health lab aims to reduce chronic disease during National Science Week

9 August 2016

An interactive mobile health laboratory will visit four Northern Territory communities next week as part of National Science Week, to spark people's interest in science and health, and demonstrate how lifestyle choices can impact people's future.
 

Scholarship applications for the NATSIHWA 2016 national conference are now open

8 August 2016

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) are offering support for NATSIHWA members to attend the 2016 NATSIHWA national conference to be held in Brisbane, Queensland on Thursday 6 and 7 October.
 

New book celebrates breastfeeding in Aboriginal communities

4 August 2016

The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) has today launched a new book celebrating breastfeeding in Aboriginal communities in Victoria.
 

Kidney transplant hopeful Harold Fields urges Australians to join organ donor register

4 August 2016

For the past 14 years, Harold Fields has spent three days per week enduring six-hour sessions of kidney dialysis.
 

Aurukun day celebrations in Cape York community

4 August 2016

Aurukun day is held on 4 August each year to mark the arrival of missionaries in 1904, who established what was then known as the Archer River Mission.
 

Celebrate National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day

3 August 2016

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day is the largest national day for both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and non-Indigenous Australians to celebrate the strengths and culture of Indigenous children.
 

Boxer Joe Williams to speak at NATSIHWA conference 2016

2 August 2016

A major athlete and mental health advocate has been announced as the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) conference speaker for 2016.
 

Far North Queensland team prepares to ride for heart disease research

2 August 2016

A team of Cairns health workers is gearing up to take on this year's Cardiac Challenge and draw attention to high rates of heart disease among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
 

Partners Apunipima and Catholic Health Australia working to close the health gap in Cape York

1 August 2016

Representatives from Catholic Health Australia (CHA), HESTA and James Cook University joined Apunipima Cape York Health Council in Far North Queensland (Qld) on a visit to the remote communities of Napranum and Aurukun.
 

Creating partnerships to improve health care in the remote community of Santa Teresa

28 July 2016

Chronic Disease Nurse, Lynda Murphy, has dedicated the last five years of her nursing career to improving primary health care in the Northern Territory (NT).
 

The journey of medical student Wayne Ah-Sam and his passion for helping Indigenous communities

27 July 2016

Wayne Ah-Sam, 42, has seen first-hand the health inequalities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.
 

Application closing date for Neil Thomson scholarship extended to 30 July 2016

26 July 2016

The Lowitja Institute Co-funded Scholarship Program has been established to develop pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to postgraduate study programs.
 

Sports drinks are gammin': New campaign urges Aboriginal community to go for water instead

21 July 2016

A new digital campaign is using local Aboriginal sporting role models from the Victorian community to highlight the health effects of regularly downing sports drinks.
 

Training forges friendships

20 July 2016

Apunipima Cape York Health Council (Apunipima) staff and staff from other Queensland health services were in Cairns last week to undertake their Certificate 4 in Practice Upskilling which looks at the understanding and prescribing of medications.
 

Applications for the RACS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander SET trainee one year scholarship for 2017 have been reopened

20 July 2016

Applications for the Royal Australian College of Surgeons (RACS) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander surgical education and training (SET) trainee one year scholarship for 2017 have been reopened.
 

NATSIHWA encourages Health Workers to use the GNARTN tool

19 July 2016

In 2014 as part of the Greater Northern Australia Regional Training Network (GNARTN) work plan, GNARTN established a Northern Australia Indigenous Health Workforce Network to provide a vehicle to identify clinical placement capacity within Aboriginal health services (AMS) and Aboriginal community controlled health services (ACCHS) and for the development of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce.
 

2016 Fulbright Indigenous scholarships to the US

19 July 2016

Applications for the Fulbright Indigenous scholarship are now open.
 

Indigenous Health Worker recognised at prestigious NQ awards ceremony

18 July 2016

Deslie Dempsey from the North Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) has been named NQPHN Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker of the Year.
 

Indigenous leaders honoured at Hedland 2016 NAIDOC awards

14 July 2016

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders at Hedland, Western Australia (WA) were honoured last week as part of the 2016 NAIDOC awards.
 

RACGP shares inspiring stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander general practitioners

13 July 2016

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) is celebrated NAIDOC week last week with the launch of a booklet profiling the inspiring stories of nine Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander general practitioners (GPs).
 

Applications for the IAHA professional development scholarships now open

13 July 2016

The Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) Professional Development Scholarships are designed to encourage and support IAHA full and associate members to attend the 2016 IAHA National Forum and the Annual General Meeting (AGM).
 

NAIDOC Week: Murchison Elders pass on Indigenous cultural knowledge at three-day camp

12 July 2016

A camp out at Wooleen Station in the Murchison region of Western Australia (WA) was organised to enable Elders to pass on traditional Aboriginal knowledge and culture to the young.
 

Partnership between Aboriginal Medical Service and Cancer Council makes a difference

12 July 2016

A partnership between the Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS) and Cancer Council is challenging taboos around cancer in Aboriginal communities.
 

Government invests $27m to help Queenslanders tackle chronic disease

11 July 2016

Queenslanders vulnerable to deadly chronic conditions such as diabetes and stroke will be put through six-month intensive programs by the state government to reboot their health.
 

A world first smartphone app for Indigenous events launched

11 July 2016

A world first smartphone app for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander events, dates, places and services has been officially launched in Fremantle, Western Australia (WA).  The Trakka app, developed by Indigenous Consulting Group with the City of Fremantle and the local Aboriginal community was developed primarily for Aboriginal users but has quickly spread to non-Aboriginal residents and also tourists.  Trakka provides information about local Aboriginal events, national dates, places of significance and local services all in one place.
 

Queensland's new statewide chronic disease program will target Indigenous adults

11 July 2016

The Queensland Government has announced a funding commitment of $27 million over four years to help 10,000 Queenslanders tackle chronic disease.
 

Mallee Aboriginal health service providers united

7 July 2016

Mallee Aboriginal health service providers united yesterday in an effort to increase the number of indigenous women being screened for breast cancer.
 

Ted Wilkes recognised with AMA award at annual gala

5 July 2016

Aboriginal health champion, Associate Professor Ted Wilkes, was recognised for his career in the medical field at a gala dinner hosted by the Australian Medical Association (AMA) at the end of June.
 

Aboriginal health officers working to make doctor's visits easier

5 July 2016

Visiting a doctor can be a difficult task for some Indigenous Australians but some health workers are trying to make it easier.
 

Traditional bush foods on the menu in Cairns

4 July 2016

A Far North Queensland Indigenous health group is putting ­traditional bush foods back on the menu as part of its crusade to improve the diets of Cairns locals.
 

An opportunity to hone media and presentation skills

4 July 2016

This opportunity from the Australian Media Centre (AusSMC), the Wollotuka Institute at The University of Newcastle and National Indigenous Television (NITV) is available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers.
 

More Aboriginal Health Workers graduate immunisation program in Perth

4 July 2016

Four local Aboriginal Health Workers are the latest graduates of a program which teaches them how to administer vaccinations to children.
 

Big boost for men's health in Lockhart River

4 July 2016

During the month of June, 23 Lockhart River, Queensland (Qld) men received a comprehensive men’s health check during men’s health week.
 

New chronic disease portal provides quick access for workforce

30 June 2016

Edith Cowan University's Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet has launched a new online portal for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander chronic disease workforce.
 

Bidgerdii in Queensland has wide range of allied health services

29 June 2016

Bidgerdii Community Health Service has been operating in Rockhampton, Queensland (Qld) since the early 1990s.
 

Building better lives for ourselves

28 June 2016

The idea was simple, get six Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women together for a workshop on how to improve the lives of other women.
 

Meet our NSW board member Karl Briscoe

27 June 2016

Karl Briscoe has joined the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) as the new board member for New South Wales (NSW).
 

2016 Infection and Immunity in Children Perth travel scholarship

27 June 2016

The Telethon Kids Institute’s Wesfarmers Centre of Vaccine and Infectious Diseases is hosting a training course in Perth, Western Australia (WA) on Thursday 1 and Friday 2 December, 2016.
 

New game helps explain type 1 diabetes

22 June 2016

A new gaming app, developed by Sanofi, helps children understand type 1 diabetes and how to manage diabetes at school.
 

Call for feedback on HealthInfoNet's latest Diabetes review

22 June 2016

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet has recently released a Review of diabetes among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  It summarises the latest evidence to assist people working or studying in this important area, and we would like your feedback about whether it meets your information needs.
 

Healthy person is a healthy life

21 June 2016

Health is about the whole person, their whole life.
 

Modern award survey

20 June 2016

 NATSIHWA is seeking to advance the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Practitioners, through the Fair Work Commission’s current four year review of the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services Award 2010 (ACCHS Award).
 

Nominations are now open for the NATSIHWA Awards

17 June 2016

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) are seeking nominations for the NATSIHWA awards.
 

Kidney health module developed for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers

14 June 2016

In a national first, a kidney health education module has been developed specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers who are on the front line of looking after people with renal conditions.
 

NATSIHWA seeking a Board Director for NSW

8 June 2016

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) is currently accepting expressions of interest for the role of Board Director in New South Wales (NSW).
 

Poche Centre for Indigenous Health Research Showcase: call for abstracts open

3 June 2016

The Sydney Poche Centre for Indigenous health is hosting a showcase of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health initiatives from across the University of Sydney and broader community.
 

Women helping women on Cape York

2 June 2016

Apunipima Cape York Health Council's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker led award winning Baby One Program (which see health workers visit mums in their communities from pregnancy until their bub is nearly three) is a key component of improved maternal and child health statistics on Cape York, Queensland.
 

Indigenous public health champions awarded AMA healthcare award

1 June 2016

Associate Professor John Boffa and Ms Donna Ah Chee, who have made an enormous contribution to reducing harms of alcohol and improving early childhood outcomes for Aboriginal children, have been recognised by the Australian Medical Association (AMA) with its Excellence in Healthcare Award for 2016.
 

Amplifying the voice of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rural health professionals

1 June 2016

The National Rural Health Alliance (the Alliance) welcomes the important voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurses, midwives and health workers to its membership.   The Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM), and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) join the now 38-member strong Alliance of key national bodies working to improve rural and remote health in Australia.
 

Medal honour for Leonora Health Worker

31 May 2016

Geraldine Hogarth, a Health Worker from Leonora, Western Australia (WA), was recently honoured for more than 33 years of service in the Northern Goldfields.
 

Marjorie Lindner appointed as new Director at Central Australian Aboriginal Congress

31 May 2016

The Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (Congress) has appointed Marjorie Lindner as the new Director.
 

Fruit, veg and the flu jab in Aurukun and Napranum

31 May 2016

Apunipima Cape York Health Council in North Queensland has been shortlisted for a $20,000 GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Immunisation Grant for a project proposal which links fruit, veg and the flu jab.
 

Apunipima's Aurukun Primary Health Care Centre opens

31 May 2016

Apunipima Cape York Health Council new Aurukum Primary Health Care Centre opened its doors last Monday 23 May.
 

2016 QAAMS workshop to be held in Darwin in September

30 May 2016

The 2016 Quality assurance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Medical Services (QAAMS) is to take place in Darwin in the Northern Territory on Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 September.
 

Kambu good health for winter Elders' morning tea

30 May 2016

The Kambu Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation for Health hosted an Elders' morning tea at the Ipswich United Services Bowls Club, Ipswich, Queensland, earlier this month promoting good health for winter.
 

National Sorry Day 2016

26 May 2016

National Sorry Day is an annual event held on the 26 May to remind and raise awareness among politicians, policy makers and the wider public about the significance of the Stolen Generations, and the impact that this has had, and continues to have, on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
 

Assistance for regional Western Australian not-for-profits to attend aes16 International evaluation conference

25 May 2016

Assistance is available to support up to 25 staff or board members of regional Western Australian not-for-profit organisations to attend the aes16 International evaluation conference.
 

Apply for the 2016 Aurora Indigenous scholars international study tour

24 May 2016

If you are a university student or graduate of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent, with strong academic results in an undergraduate, Honours or Masters degree and would like to pursue postgraduate study or a postdoctorate at one of the world’s leading universities, Aurora wants to hear from you by Friday the third of June.
 

Postgraduate opportunity - impact of burns in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

24 May 2016

A full-time PhD scholarship is available for a suitably qualified candidate to undertake research studies at The George Institute for Global Health, leading international research organisation.
 

Latest review confirms high rates of diabetes among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

23 May 2016

Edith Cowan University's Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet has released a new review titled Review of diabetes among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
 

NATSIHWA announces new CEO

23 May 2016

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) has announced the appointment of Mr Dwayne Pearce as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
 

Abuse and violence webinar series invitation

23 May 2016

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners are inviting the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association members to join a one-hour webinar on identifying and responding to men who use violence in their relationships.
 

20 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker bursaries available to attend myPHN2016: Connecting general practice

19 May 2016

The Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) is offering bursaries to enable 20 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers/Practitioners who are currently practicing to attend the myPHN 2016: Connecting general practice conference.
 

Njernda earns a 2016 Victorian Rural Health Award

19 May 2016

Gary Giles, a Yorta Yorta man and Aboriginal Health Practitioner / Quality Assurance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Medical Services Coordinator, won the Aboriginal health award in the 2016 Victorian rural health awards.  The awards recognise and celebrate the commitment and dedication by doctors, health professionals and their families to their rural communities.
 

Applications to volunteer at Garma 2016 are open

19 May 2016

The Yothu Yindi Foundation invites applications from hard-working volunteers with the enthusiasm and energy to help stage Garma 2016 Australia premier Indigenous cultural exchange event.
 

National strategic framework for chronic conditions: online public consultation on the second draft

18 May 2016

Chronic conditions are long-term public health problems that have ongoing effects.
 

Free Deadly sexy health kit and training sessions

17 May 2016

Would your service like a free Deadly sexy health kit and training session? The kit and training is available from the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO).
 

New publication confirms important improvements in the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

16 May 2016

The Overview of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2015 provides a comprehensive summary of the most recent indicators of the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
 

Caring for carers in Yarrabah

16 May 2016

Gurriny Yealamucka Health Service (GYHS) in Yarrabah, Far North Queensland recently participated in a series of trauma and healing workshops as part of the early development of their community healing centre.
 

Indigenous patient journey program

12 May 2016

The Indigenous patient journey program invites Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in rural and remote areas of Queensland (Qld), who are seeking medical treatment for themselves or for family members, to travel to Brisbane.
 

Caring together video focuses on reducing discharge aganst medical advice

12 May 2016

Cultural Capability Officer, Elwyn Henaway and Indigenous Hospital Liaison Officer, Stella Laidlaw, became movie stars last month, whilst shooting scenes at Caboolture Hospital for a new Caring together video.
 

The World Federation for Mental Health international conference - call for abstracts

12 May 2016

The Dr Edward Koch Foundation in Cairns, Queensland are hosting the World Federation for Mental Health international conference 2016 in Cairns in October.   This conference aims to promote the concept of dignity and respect for people suffering from mental illness in today's world and delegates will have the opportunity to hear from keynote speakers from around the globe.
 

Client contacts at Indigenous health organisations continue to increase

10 May 2016

Australian Government-funded primary health care organisations saw around 435,000 individual clients through over 3.5 million episodes of care, an average of 8.2 episodes of care per client, in 2014-15, according to a report released on Wednesday 4 May by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
 

CEO of NATSIHWA resignes

9 May 2016

Mr Craig Dukes has resigned as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA).
 

Hope Community Services wins partnership award

9 May 2016

Aboriginal alcohol and other drug (AOD) workers from across Western Australia celebrated the 2016 Strong Spirit Strong Mind Awards on Friday, 29 April, and Hope Community Services was among the organisations to receive recognition from the Western Australian Network of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies (WANADA).
 

New surgical scholarship for Indigenous doctors

9 May 2016

Johnson and Johnson Medical has announced a new collaboration with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), with the objective to launch the RACS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Surgical and educational (SET) program scholarship.
 

Pilbara health service boosts immunisation program

6 May 2016

Mawarnkarra Health Service patients will no longer have to wait for the nurse to be on site to get their immunisations because all of the clinic's Aboriginal Health Practitioners are now qualified to administer vaccines.
 

Budget 2016-17: information of relevance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

4 May 2016

Federal Treasurer, Scott Morrison, delivered his first Australian Government Budget on Tuesday evening, 3 May 2016.
 

Australia's future health leaders embrace cultural responsiveness

4 May 2016

Indigenous Allied Health Association (IAHA) CEO, Donna Murray, facilitated a student leadership workshop for health students at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra in April.
 

Registration now open for Diabetes Queensland annual Diabetes health forum

3 May 2016

Registration for the annual Diabetes Queensland Diabetes Health forum in Cairns on Thursday 9 June 2016 closes on Friday 3 June.
 

Registration now open for Diabetes Queensland annual Diabetes health forum

3 May 2016

Registration for the annual Diabetes Queensland Diabetes Health forum in Cairns on Thursday 9 June 2016, closes on Friday 3 June.
 

Australian Story: Dr Mark Wenitong, reggae musician and Indigenous health leader

2 May 2016

Dr Mark Wenitong describes himself, first and foremost, as a musician. He certainly plays a mean guitar in his reggae band.
 

The Dr Ross Ingram memorial prize

2 May 2016

A major competition is open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
 

NACCHO appoints new CEO

27 April 2016

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) today announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer, Patricia Turner.
 

Aboriginal Youth mentoring program to keep young people connected in Vic

26 April 2016

The Victorian (Vic) Government has announced the roll out of a new Aboriginal Youth mentoring program that aims to help young Aboriginal people develop skills, networks and relationships, connecting them to culture, family and friends.
 

Lowitja Institute to hold Global collaboration seminar

22 April 2016

The Lowitja Institute has partnered with The Lancet to develop a global report card describing the health and social status of Indigenous and tribal peoples across the globe.
 

Pathology graduates help bridge health gap

21 April 2016

Aboriginal graduates of the Leading technical training (LTT), which is a part of the Skilling Queenslanders (Qld) for work program are now experts in blood collection, or phlebotomists.
 

DHS opens doors for Indigenous jobs

20 April 2016

Indigenous Australians looking to start their career in the Public Service can now apply to the Department of Human Services (DHS) Indigenous apprenticeships program.
 

Registrations now open for the Diabetes WA Aboriginal health forum

14 April 2016

Registrations are now open for the 4th annual Diabetes Western Australia (WA) Aboriginal health forum.
 

NAIDOC week funding closing on Friday 29 April 2016

7 April 2016

The Australian Government is accepting funding submissions for local activities and events, held during NAIDOC Week 2016.
 

Lowitja Institute calling for applications to conduct a research project

7 April 2016

The Lowitja Institute Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) is inviting applications from suitably qualified researchers to undertake a project, which will focus on research training towards an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research workforce.
 

Aboriginal health trial in Taylors Lakes

6 April 2016

A Taylors Lakes medical centre in Victoria (Vic) and the University of Melbourne in Vic have joined forces with Ms Diane Kerr, a Wurundjeri Elder.
 

Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service celebrating 30 years

6 April 2016

2016 marks the 30th anniversary of the Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service (WAMS) in New South Wales.
 

Diabetes Queensland to hold annual Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker/Health Practitioner forum in Cairns

4 April 2016

Diabetes Queensland will be holding their annual Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker/Health Practitioner forum in Cairns in June 2016.
 

AIDA calling for abstracts from experts in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health for the 2016 AIDA conference

4 April 2016

The Australian Indigenous Doctors' Association (AIDA) is calling for abstracts from Australian and international experts in Indigenous health and wellbeing for the 2016 AIDA conference.
 

Public Health Week sets focus on crucial topics and encourages discussion

1 April 2016

The Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) is encouraging people to get involved in this year’s Public Health Week, which runs from 4-8 April 2016.
 

Pharmacy trials programme (PTP) an opportunity for our pharmacies to help improve Aboriginal health and wellbeing

31 March 2016

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) is participating in the Pharmacy trials programme (PTP).
 

Aboriginal Health Workers take to the kitchen to help close the gap through food

29 March 2016

The Marang dhali Aboriginal food and cooking program at Condobolin, central-west New South Wales, is using good food as a stepping stone to better health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
 

Cancer Council NSW says more Indigenous workers needed in light of disparity in health outcomes

22 March 2016

As part of the 10-year anniversary of the Close the gap campaign, Cancer Council New South Wales (NSW) has renewed its call for more Aboriginal workers in cancer services to lower the Indigenous mortality rate.
 

Significant funding available for aspiring Aboriginal health practitioners

22 March 2016

Funding is currently available through Health Industry Training, to create 80 new Aboriginal health worker jobs.
 

Meet Thelma Weston, vibrant manager of the Winnunga needle exchange program

21 March 2016

Mrs Thelma Weston is an 80 year old Elder, who manages the Winnunga Nimmityjah needle exchange program.
 

The opportunities for pharmacists to play a role in Aboriginal health services

16 March 2016

There are many opportunities for pharmacists to help improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, but it's a complex area to work in.
 

Close the gap day sets focus on health equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

15 March 2016

Australians are being encouraged to join the movement for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health equality, and celebrate this year's National Close the gap day, organised by Oxfam Australia, this week on Thursday 17 March.
 

Grant lets centre run free cervical clinic for women

15 March 2016

A new grant will allow the Fremantle Women's Health Centre (FWHC) to work on cervical cancer prevention by running a free pap clinic for Indigenous women.
 

Call for abstracts - ADEA - Victoria branch conference

14 March 2016

The call for abstracts for the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA), Victoria (Vic) branch conference is now open.
 

Clinical tips: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

14 March 2016

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) Federal Budget Submission 2016-2017 highlights the opportunities for pharmacists to work in Aboriginal health services.
 

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Accreditation Committee are calling for accreditation assessors

9 March 2016

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia (AHPRA) Accreditation Committee progressed its assessment of five programs and is due to make accreditation decisions about these by mid-2016.
 

Hepatitis C treatment coming to Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)

9 March 2016

On 1 March 2016, drugs that have the potential to cure Hepatitis C, were listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).
 

Indigenous Health Worker numbers get a boost in North Queensland

7 March 2016

Northern Queensland will receive a much needed boost to Indigenous Health Workers over the next 18 months, with more than 80 Indigenous people offered the opportunity to complete a fully-subsidised qualification to practice as a clinical Indigenous Health Worker.
 

Brisbane community commemorates the Apology

4 March 2016

Hundreds of Brisbane’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community came together in the iconic Musgrave Park, in Brisbane  to commemorate the 8th anniversary of the Apology.
 

Welcome to country app offers Indigenous community links

3 March 2016

A new smartphone app, Welcome to country, offers a geo-specific welcome to country video for the tribal area the user is entering.
 

Australian Government announces $129.4 million in grants to support medical research

3 March 2016

The Turnbull Government has awarded $129.4 million in grants to Australia's preeminent researchers, helping fund Australia's commitment to fostering health and medical research.
 

2016 National NAIDOC theme announced

3 March 2016

The 2016 National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAICOC) theme, Songlines - the living narrative of our nation will highlight the importance of Songlines to the existence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
 

Traditional healing to help tackle addiction

2 March 2016

Lakalinjeri Tumbetin Waal is a culturally sensitive drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre, located outside of Adelaide in South Australia (SA).
 

Girls make your move campaign at the heart of more active girls

2 March 2016

The Heart Foundation has applauded the Federal Government on the launch of it landmark Girls make your move campaign encouraging younger Australian women to become more physically active.
 

Vacation scholarship opportunity for rural and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students

1 March 2016

The University of Notre Dame, School of Medicine in Sydney, New South Wales are offering a vacation scholarship for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and rural students.
 

Applications open for the 2016 Indigenous governance awards

29 February 2016

Reconciliation Australia and BHP Billiton have opened applications for the biennial Indigenous governance awards (IGAs), which aim to identify, celebrate and promote effective Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander governance.
 

The Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care announces new CEO

25 February 2016

The Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) has announced the appointment of their new Chief Executive Officer, Gerry Moore, a Yuin man from the south coast of New South Wales (NSW).
 

National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre seeking collaborators for action research project

25 February 2016

The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), based in New South Wales (NSW) at UNSW are looking for partners in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Centres to undertake a piece of action research.
 

Invitation to submit a paper to upcoming international Indigenous conferences

22 February 2016

This year, two international Indigenous conferences will be held in Cairns, Queensland (Qld).
 

Baker IDI Postgraduate Scholarship in Indigenous adolescent smoking prevalence and preventive interventions

16 February 2016

A full-time postgraduate scholarship is available for a suitably qualified candidate.
 

Healthy weight week starts today

15 February 2016

Monday 15 February marks the beginning of Healthy weight week in Australia.  The week is an initiative of Dietitians Association of Australia, raising awareness of the importance of achieving and maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle.
 

Combating ice in Bundaberg

11 February 2016

Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) program manager, Lee Hammond, believes that applying Indigenous techniques to mainstream issues is key to combating the effects of ice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
 

New Closing the gap annual reports show limited progress in meeting targets

10 February 2016

Two critical reports were released this week, the Closing the gap: Prime Minister's report 2016, and the Closing the gap - progress and priorities report prepared by the Close the Gap Steering Committee.
 

Laurie Cowled Scholarship applications closing on Tuesday 16 February 2016

10 February 2016

Applications for the Laurie Cowled Scholarship close on Tuesday 16 February 2016.
 

Northern Territory Primary Health Network (NT PHN) grant opportunities

10 February 2016

Northern Territory Primary Health Network (NT PHN) provides the opportunity for NT primary health care practitioners to attend relevant education and training programs that meet their continuing professional development, as well as supporting the needs of the local community.  There are currently three grant opportunities open for expressions of interest (EOI): World Indigenous cancer conference, Brisbane Qld, 12-14 April 2016 EOI closing date is 11 March Caring for country kids conference, Alice Springs NT, 17-19 April 2016n EOI closing date is 18 March Australian Primary Health Care Nurses (APNA) national conference, Melbourne Vic, 5-7 May 2016 EOI closing date is 7 April.
 

South Australia introduces Stolen Generations reparations scheme

9 February 2016

The South Australian government have introduced a new scheme to assist in the reconciliation journey for members of the Stolen Generations.
 

NACCHO 10th anniversary Close the gap invitation to host travelling photographic exhibition

9 February 2016

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) in partnership with Wayne Quilliam Photography has developed a visual narrative that has been created to foster awareness, exploration and understanding of Aboriginal health in Aboriginal hands.
 

Healthy start to doctor's local cause

8 February 2016

When Jeanette Wimbus was five years old, she told her parents she wanted to be a doctor.
 

Call for abstracts: the Lowitja Institute international Indigenous health and wellbeing conference 2016

8 February 2016

The Lowitja Institute is calling for abstracts for their November conference in 2016.
 

Indigenous paramedic science student is wanted worldwide

4 February 2016

After a rough start growing up, Indigenous student Josh Harmer is becoming one of the nation’s most sought-after paramedic science undergraduates and it doesn't end in Australia.
 

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) announces forum dates for 2016

2 February 2016

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) has announced the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker and Health Practitioner forum dates for 2016.
 

Mount Isa researcher helps Indigenous Australians with drug problems

1 February 2016

A James Cook university (JCU) researcher supports people who fall through the gaps left by traditional social services.
 

Registration now open for NATSIHWA forums in Perth and Adelaide for 2016

20 January 2016

Registration for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association's (NATSIHWA) forums in Perth and Adelaide are now open.
 

Early bird registrations closing soon for the World Indigenous cancer conference 2016

20 January 2016

World Indigenous Cancer (WICC) conference 2016 early bird registrations will close on Friday 29 January.
 

Funded training available for NSW, QLD and some parts of Vic

20 January 2016

Funded training is available from Aboriginal Pathways an Indigenous specific Registered Training Organisation arm of TAFE North Coast New South Wales (NSW).
 

North Queensland Primary Health Network to fund health worker training via TAFE

19 January 2016

The Northern Queensland Primary Health Network (NQPHN) in partnership with TAFE Queensland North, is offering an opportunity for eligible applicants to undertake a Certificate IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care (Practice) qualification.
 

Therapeutic drug safety for Indigenous Australians - new report says lives at risk

18 January 2016

A new Medical Journal of Australia article has indicated that a lack of data on drug safety for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people could pose a potential risk for Indigenous Australians, who may experience harm from adverse drug reactions.
 

Indigenous doctors key to improving the health of Aboriginal communities, Darwin academic says

14 January 2016

The future looks promising for Indigenous medicine, with four students expected to graduate from the Northern Territory in 2016, adding to the small number of university-trained Aboriginal General Practitioners in Australia.
 

The Indigenous marathon project is recruiting for the 2016 New York City Marathon

14 January 2016

The Indigenous marathon project (IMP) annually selects, educates, trains and takes a group of inspirational Australian Indigenous men and women aged 18 - 30 to compete in the world’s biggest marathon, the New York City Marathon, held in November each year.
 

Wiradjuri seasons app casts light on Possum skins and bush medicine

14 January 2016

A project has been developed by the Bureau of Meteorology, to build a series of Aboriginal seasonal calendars, mainly across northern Australia.
 

From caravan to clinic - Warwick medical centre's commitment to Indigenous health

14 January 2016

It began in a caravan: a small mobile health service, providing care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Warwick, Queensland.
 

Grant opportunity - Mental health services summer forum 2016 - Crack in the ice?

14 January 2016

One of the most pressing issues in mental health is the impact of illicit drugs such as crystal methamphetamine, ecstasy, cannabis, chemical highs and other new psychoactive substances on communities. The Mental health services summer forum 2016 will bring together experts over two days to restore hope for communities.
 

Feedback sought from the A6 conference

14 January 2016

Did you attend the Anwernekenhe 6 conference in November 2015 in Alice Spring in the Northern Territory? If so you can give feedback on your experience with the online evaluation.
 

Passion for optimal health for first peoples drives aspiring nurse

14 January 2016

Newly graduated student Gningla Taylor has always been passionate about closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous health in her community and with first peoples across the world.
 

Expression of interest for Midwest Aboriginal Health Professionals

12 January 2016

Cancer Council Western Australia (WA) are now calling for expressions of interest for the Cancer Education Course for Midwest Aboriginal Health Professionals in Geraldton from 9 - 12 May 2016.
 

NICHEportal launched

12 January 2016

The Network for Indigenous Cultural and Health Education (NICHE) portal was officially launched in October 2015 at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Spring Street, Melbourne, Victoria.
 

Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service to target obesity in 2016

11 January 2016

An obesity clinic will be introduced to Canberra's primary Aboriginal health service this year in an attempt to stem weight problems and diabetes rates in the community.
 

Bush tucker garden in Mt Isa connecting kids to culture and wellbeing

8 January 2016

A bush tucker garden has been thriving for a year in Mount Isa in north-west Queensland (Qld) despite an ongoing drought that has affected the area.
 

Aboriginal Elder and former health worker dies at age 81

7 January 2016

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, please be advised that this story refers to an Elder who is now deceased.
 

SNAICC partners with Queensland Government for Aboriginal family-led decision making (AFLDM) trial

24 December 2015

The Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) is starting new work in 2016 with the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services in Queensland (QLD) to support the design and delivery of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family-led decision making (ATSIFLDM) trials in collaboration with participating service providers and recognised entities.
 

Health practitioner regulation: Learn how you're protected

23 December 2015

A new video and an accompanying infographic explaining the Australia-wide scheme that is in place to protect members of the public were launched yesterday by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
 

The Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care has developed and released a new practice support resource

23 December 2015

The Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC) has developed and released a new practice support resource for workers and organisations providing targeted and intensive support to prevent family breakdown and child protection intervention, or to reunify families.
 

Dream it forward small grants opportunity

23 December 2015

Applications are now open for the Dream it forward small grants.
 

Partnership program a win for students and Aboriginal families

18 December 2015

Health students from the University of Sydney in New South Wales (NSW) are spending their December break working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and getting hands-on with cross-cultural understanding.
 

Thinking of studying clinical psychology or undertaking continuing professional development in 2016?

16 December 2015

Clinical psychology scholarships and Continuing professional development scholarships are available for funding.
 

Inspirational high achievers recognised at the Indigenous Allied Health Australia 2015 National Indigenous Allied Health Awards

16 December 2015

The  Indigenous Allied Health Association's (IAHA) 2015 National Indigenous Allied Health Awards were held on Tuesday 1 December 2015 at the Pullman Cairns International, in Cairns Queensland.
 

Arts and health program gains attention as taskforce considers statewide rollout

10 December 2015

The work being done by a 10 year program in some of the New South Wales (NSW) regional health facilities is getting attention as NSW Health Minister, Jillian Skinner, establishes a ministerial taskforce on health and the arts.
 

Online diabetes education course available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners

10 December 2015

On behalf of Diabetes Australia and the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS), Diabetes Queensland (Qld) has worked with the Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) to develop a free national online diabetes education training module specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners.
 

Strong culture: a road to good health small grants

10 December 2015

As part of Diabetes Western Australia’s (WA) commitment to diabetes awareness and prevention, a number of small grants are being offered to implement innovative health promotion projects with a focus on diabetes prevention in WA primary schools and other relevant community settings.
 

New Aboriginal and Islander Medical/Health Services map on the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

9 December 2015

A new interactive map has been added to the homepage of the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet. The map enables users to search for an Aboriginal and Islander Medical or Health Service in each state and territory.
 

Hitnet a hit, for diabetes self management

8 December 2015

Diabetes Queensland, on behalf of Diabetes Australia and Australian company 'Hitnet' have developed an interactive diabetes self management module for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
 

Healthy futures exhibition - EOIs now open

7 December 2015

Expressions of interest are now open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers, creatives and their organisations, to host the 10th anniversary national Aboriginal healthy futures photography and video exhibition roadshow, an initiative of 'close the gap'.
 

Winner of the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet T Shirt competition at the Indigenous Allied Health Association confernece

7 December 2015

The winner of the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet T Shirt competition at the Indigenous Allied Health Association Confernece is Sue Charlesworth from Wuchopperen Health Service in Cairns, Queensland.
 

Approval for QAAMS service to use the HbA1c test to diagnose diabetes

30 November 2015

The Quality Assurance for Aboriginal Medical Services (QAAMS) is pleased to announce that the government has approved the expansion of the QAAMS program to include the use of the HbA1c test for the diagnosis of diabetes.
 

Students seeking registration urged to apply online now

26 November 2015

Students seeking registration as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner, who are soon to complete an approved program of study, can apply online now.
 

Allied health and nursing roles for Aboriginal candidates

26 November 2015

The new St John of God Midland Public Hospital opened this week in Perth, Western Australia.
 

WWW - what, where, when in Aboriginal health

24 November 2015

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) is developing an interactive map-based decision support tool to assist member services.
 

VACCHO survey: Aboriginal sugary drinks ad, being broadcast on NITV!

24 November 2015

The closing date for this survey has been extended to Friday 4 December 2015.
 

Check today, see tomorrow resources

24 November 2015

The Check today, see tomorrow resource kit has been developed to increase awareness about diabetes eye care and the need for people with diabetes to have a yearly eye check, to help prevent vision loss and blindness.
 

Time running out to renew registration by 30 November

23 November 2015

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners are reminded to renew their registration before it expires on Monday 30 November.
 

Education aids provide boost to Aboriginal aged care workforce

23 November 2015

New resources have been developed for aged care providers and registered training organisations to support the provision of culturally appropriate aged care training to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
 

Port Adelaide academy prepares young Indigenous AFL players for future on and off the field

23 November 2015

Among the talented young players hoping to be picked up in the National Australian Football League (AFL) Draft are three from a unique Indigenous academy in Adelaide.
 

1800RESPECT launches 25th November 2015

23 November 2015

This 1800RESPECT frontline workers toolkit is a sexual assault and domestic violence resource to be launched on Wednesday 25 November 2015.
 

Heal our past, build our future, Apology 2016, celebrating our heroes

16 November 2015

The Healing Foundation is offering funding for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and communities to commemorate and celebrate the Stolen Generations and the anniversary of the Apology to the Stolen Generations in 2016.
 

Bernie Singleton scholarship open

16 November 2015

Applications for the Bernie Singleton scholarship are now open.
 

Shining a light on diabetes prevention

16 November 2015

Apunipma's diabetes education team are continuing to spread the message about chronic disease prevention with a yarning and activity session to be held at Kowanyama in North Queensland tomorrow November 17.
 

Funds received for new clinical and education space at Nunyara

12 November 2015

Parliamentary secretary for the Central Coast, in New South Wales (NSW), Mr Scot MacDonald MLC and Member for Terrigal, Mr Adam Crouch MP, have announced $370,000 for a new clinical and education space at Gosford’s Nunyara Aboriginal Health Unit.
 

Early call for ADEA proposals for symposia, workshops, masterclasses

11 November 2015

The Australian Diabetes Educators Association (ADEA) organising committee would like to invite qualified individuals, partnerships and universities to submit a proposal for the presentation of symposia, workshops or masterclasses for the ADS ADEA Annual Scientific Meeting 2016.
 

In NSW, these Aboriginal Health Workers already know how to close the gap

10 November 2015

A quiet revolution has been taking place in New South Wales (NSW) and if we pay attention, it could help us close the Indigenous health gap.
 

AH&MRC Child and maternal health - Good news stories

10 November 2015

The Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council's (AH MRC) Child and maternal health program has drawn together four good news stories which aim to showcase the good things being done in and around child and maternal health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members in New South Wales (NSW).
 

Invitation to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander graduates of Edith Cowan University

10 November 2015

2015 marks the fourth anniversary of the establishment and recognition of Edith Cowan University’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Alumni and the unveiling of the 'Rock Solid Foundations' tribute.
 

NATSIHWA board update from the AGM 2015

9 November 2015

Following the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) Annual General Meeting there were a few changes made to the NATSIHWA Board.
 

Public Health Association WA Branch Awards 2015

6 November 2015

The Public Health Association of Australia, WA Branch (PHAA WA) Awards Program acknowledges the achievements and contributions of outstanding public health professionals and organisations that have shown a commitment to public health practice in Western Australia The PHAA WA invites nominations for the following categories: Community Award Aboriginal Health Award Early Career Award Post Graduate Award Awards comprise a framed certificate, a $50 book voucher and $50 towards the next PHAA annual membership and will be conferred with a citation at the PHAA WA Annual General Meeting. Nominations close at COB 18 November 2015.
 

Diabetes Queensland heads to Mt Isa to spread healthy messages

5 November 2015

Diabetes Queensland is seeking to expand its team of volunteers to help educate communities in Queensland's west about diabetes.
 

More Indigenous women receiving antenatal care in Adelaide's northern suburbs

4 November 2015

The number of Aboriginal women seeking antenatal care has tripled in an Adelaide hospital since a program was launched to combat a higher rate of complications during childbirth.
 

The Lowitja Institute announces the establishment of three new committees

3 November 2015

The Lowitja Institute has announced the establishment of three new committees to ensure the Institute has high level advice from individuals with significant expertise in each research program area.
 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner Excellence Awards for 2015

3 November 2015

On 9 October at Parliament House in Canberra, Sarah Bukulatipi, an Aboriginal Health Practitioner from Ngalkanbuy Health Clinic in the Northern Territory, won three of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner Excellence Awards for 2015.
 

Cycling to close the gap in Indigenous health

2 November 2015

A passion for cycling and Indigenous health is what brought four mates together to establish the Tour da country back in 2012.
 

Language a factor in Aboriginal obesity

2 November 2015

Australian Aboriginals who use their own language at home are less likely to be obese than those who speak only English.  University of Western Australia (UWA) research found those who spoke Noongar, Yindjibarndi, Nyangumarta or similar languages had a 27% chance of being obese compared to 34.1% for those who spoke only English.
 

Medibank Indigenous health and wellbeing grants

28 October 2015

This year Medibank is working with Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) through their Indigenous health and wellbeing grants program offering grants of up to $100,000.
 

Dr Mick Adams works with Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia to launch new resources

23 October 2015

Men who are part of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities will now have access to new education resources on prostate cancer.
 

WA Australian of the year finalists announced

21 October 2015

The 2016 Western Australian (WA) Australian of the Year finalists have been announced and include a Noongar Elder, Dr Robert Isaacs and pioneering Aboriginal educator, Professor Colleen Hayward, among others.  Professor Colleen Hayward, who has lead research and policy on Aboriginal education and health for over 30 years, is the daughter of WA's first Aboriginal school principal.
 

Long -term partnership keeps Goolburri BUSY at work

21 October 2015

For over 40 years BUSY at work has been providing apprenticeship, employment and assistance to community organisations right across Australia.
 

Have your say on food and drink marketing in Canberra

20 October 2015

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government is inviting comment from the ACT community, businesses, and sporting clubs/organisations to inform the development of actions to increase the marketing of healthy food and drink, and where feasible, reduce the marketing of unhealthy food and drink, particularly those aimed at children.
 

Let's yarn about breast cancer: find it early and survive

19 October 2015

Cancer Australia has released a cancer handbook for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers.
 

Mental as: Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service addresses Stolen Generations trauma

13 October 2015

A Canberra Aboriginal health care service is taking on the enormous task of trying to deal with the ongoing impact of the Stolen Generations on local Indigenous communities.
 

Family ties the key for Kalgoorlie-Boulder's Aboriginal mental health workers

12 October 2015

A specially-selected Aboriginal mental health team is using family and social networks to improve mental health services for Aboriginal people across the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia (WA).
 

AAPM Indigenous scholarship 2015-2016 (sponsored by MedicalDirector)

12 October 2015

This scholarship is offered in conjunction with the Australian Association of Practice Management (AAPM) Walking alongside program which was developed in conjunction with Indigenous healthcare leaders.
 

Deadly sport Gippsland grants open

12 October 2015

Deadly sport Gippsland program currently has grants up to $5000 available for sporting events that actively involve the Aboriginal community as participants, spectators, officials and volunteers and importantly promote health and lifestyle changes within the Aboriginal community.
 

Cricket opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in New South Wales

9 October 2015

Cricket New South Wales (NSW) will be commencing a Cricket T20 blast eight week cricket program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged between seven and twelve years on Saturday 10 October 2015.
 

CQU professor awarded for book on midwifery

8 October 2015

Central Queensland University (CQU) Professor Bronwyn Fredericks and Dr Odette Best of the Queensland University of Technology have been awarded the 2015 Tertiary (Wholly Australian) Teaching and learning resource award at the Educational publishing awards.
 

Undergraduate applications are now open for funding for 2016

5 October 2015

Applications are now open for the Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) undergraduate scholarship.
 

Using the Australian bush to improve Indigenous mental health in the Kimberley

5 October 2015

The healing potential of wild landscapes is being used to counter the impact of the history of colonisation on Indigenous mental health in the Kimberley, Western Australia.
 

Puggy Hunter memorial scholarship scheme applications closing on Monday 12 October

2 October 2015

Applications for the 2015 round of the Puggy Hunter memorial scholarship scheme are now open and will close on Monday 12 October.
 

Applications are now open for the Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) postgraduate scholarship

2 October 2015

Applications are now open for the Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) postgraduate scholarship.
 

Purpose-built Indigenous health facilities open in Broken Hill

1 October 2015

Brand new medical facilities for the Maari Ma Aboriginal Health Service opened in Broken Hill, New South Wales last week, coinciding with the organisation's 20th birthday.
 

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet user survey now open

28 September 2015

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (now in our 18th year) is conducting an evaluation of our web resource by running a national user survey.
 

Coordinating cancer care – linking the country and city

24 September 2015

For people diagnosed with cancer in Western Australia (WA), the cancer care pathway can be complex to navigate.
 

Feltmum™ is now available

24 September 2015

The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) and Diabetes Victoria (Vic) have developed Feltmum™, a diabetes in pregnancy add-on kit for the Feltman™ resource.
 

New CDN Coordinator highlights 19th Annual Chronic Diseases Network conference lineup

22 September 2015

The new Chronic Diseases Network (CDN) Coordinator, Alexis Nguyen is looking forward to the fabulous lineup of speakers and sessions at the 19th Annual Chronic Disease Network Conference taking place in Darwin, Northern Territory this week on Thursday 24 and Friday 25 September 2015.  Health professionals and other interested individuals are encouraged to attend the conference and the breakfast seminar held this Thursday morning.
 

Indigenous health check well attended

22 September 2015

It was toddler central at Gomeroi gaaynggal Centre for mums and bubs health check day at the University of Newcastle.
 

Neonatal program helped Indigenous mums

22 September 2015

A maternity program using Aboriginal grandmothers led to greatly improved health outcomes for Indigenous mothers and their babies.
 

Diabetes WA invites Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners to register their interest for training in the DESMOND program in 2016

22 September 2015

Diabetes WA are currently carrying out a trial of the Diabetes education and self-management for ongoing and newly diagnosed, (DESMOND) and would love to have the involvement and input of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners.
 

Funding boost for program to reduce dementia risk among Aboriginal Elders

17 September 2015

A project that aims to provide Aboriginal Elders with culturally sensitive information on dementia risk is among recipients of a new grant aimed at improving the lives of older people.
 

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) welcomes new chairperson

17 September 2015

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) has welcomed Mr Dwayne Pearch as the new NATSIHWA Chairperson following the resignation of Jenny Poelina.
 

Update your contact details to receive registration renewal reminders

17 September 2015

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners are due to renew their general or non-practising registration with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia (the Board) by 30 November 2015.
 

Information sharing inspires new Healing portal

14 September 2015

Edith Cowan University's Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet, in partnership with the Healing Foundation, has today launched a Healing portal on the HealthInfoNet website.
 

USC launches two new Health Science majors

10 September 2015

Two new Bachelor of Health Science majors at the University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), Queensland will open up a range of exciting career pathways for graduates in the health sector.
 

Wardliparingga announces landmark type 2 diabetes study for the South Australian Aboriginal community

2 September 2015

Type 2 diabetes affects over 400 million people and is a complex challenge globally.
 

New program boosts Indigenous involvement

1 September 2015

Yarrabah man Paul Bounghi has become the latest in a long line of family members to pursue a health care career thanks to a new program rolled out at Cairns Hospital.
 

Preston health worker who shed 55kg holds six-week health challenge

31 August 2015

Victorian Aboriginal Health Service (VAHS) worker Sarah Sheridan, dropped 55kg and is now running a health challenge in Preston. By the time she was 22, Sarah Sheridan tipped the scales at an unhealthy 127kg.
 

Surgery to improve hearing of Aboriginal children now available in Griffith

26 August 2015

Three Aboriginal children have become the first patients to undergo surgery to repair hearing loss, as part of a new service on offer in the western Riverina in New South Wales (NSW).
 

New framework for nurse practitioners specialising in rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease

26 August 2015

RHDAustralia has recently released a new framework which presents a case for a nurse practitioner role in the prevention and management of acute rheumatic fever (ARF) and rheumatic heart disease (RHD).
 

Strong culture small grant applications open now

25 August 2015

Diabetes Western Australia (WA) small grant applications are now open.
 

Koori health in Koori hands

25 August 2015

Katungul CEO, Jon Rogers, says that a newly announced funding grant of $1.1 million is the climax of a story of rebirth for the Aboriginal Medical Service.
 

Indigenous health program Numbulli Yalwa a Qld first

20 August 2015

Ipswich Hospital in Queensland was the site for another first for the city yesterday, launching a new Indigenous health program.
 

New health initiative to reduce chronic disease in Aboriginal community

18 August 2015

Hunter New England Health in New South Wales, is launching a new initiative which aims to close the health gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.
 

New program to help Aboriginal mothers aims to prevent new Stolen Generation

6 August 2015

A new program will begin this month encouraging pregnant Aboriginal women in Western Australia's Pilbara, to bond with their children while still in the womb to prevent neglect and abuse.
 

Department of Health inviting feedback on discussion paper addressing care of patients with chronic and complex conditions

6 August 2015

The Department of Health has released an options discussion paper, Better outcomes for people living with chronic and complex health conditions through primary health care, and is inviting feedback from patients, health professionals and interested parties.
 

Unique Aboriginal medical service diploma hits the mark

6 August 2015

Fourteen staff from Aboriginal medical services across New South Wales (NSW), were congratulated at a dinner in Tamworth on Wednesday night for completing a nationally recognised Diploma in practice management for Aboriginal Medical Services.
 

Cancer Council Queensland travel grant for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders closing soon

5 August 2015

Cancer Council Queensland travel grants for health professionals who are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander to attend an Australian national cancer conference during 2015 are due to close on Monday, 10 August 2015.
 

Communicare rolls out across Indigenous communities in Queensland

31 July 2015

Queensland's Gurriny Yealamucka Health Service will roll out Telstra health's Communicare community health and practice management software package across seven sites in Yarrabah near Cairns, adding to the 187 sites it is live in across the country.
 

New online resources for Indigenous health education

29 July 2015

The Department of Human Services have five new online guides, to help health professionals provide services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients.
 

Renal nurse Rochelle has X Factor to be face of kidneys

27 July 2015

Apunipima renal nurse Rochelle Pitt is taking her expertise in kidney health to a new level as the official ambassador for Kidney Health Australia.
 

Transferring knowledge to the new primary health networks

27 July 2015

For five years the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) has managed, on behalf of the Commonwealth Government, Stream 2 of the Rural health education program (RHCE2).
 

2016 Fulbright postgraduate Indigenous scholarship

23 July 2015

The Fulbright Indigenous scholarship is for an Indigenous scholar to undertake a research or study program in the United States (US), and is available in any field of academic study.
 

First Aboriginal Health Clinic in North Sydney opens in Hornsby

21 July 2015

An Aboriginal health clinic, the first for northern Sydney has opened in Hornsby, New South Wales.
 

Suicide prevention training for Bunbury Aboriginal Health Workers

20 July 2015

Goomburrup Aboriginal Corporation has accessed funds from the Mental Health Commission of Western Australia to educate Aboriginal Health Workers to become trainers in SafeTALK and Applied suicide intervention skills training.
 

JCU's national search for an Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander academic leader begins

20 July 2015

James Cook University (JCU) has begun a national search for an Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander academic leader, as part of a significant boost to JCU’s Indigenous teaching, research and student support.
 

Southgate Institute and Poche Centre (Flinders University): PhD Scholarship (CRE-Health Equity) opportunity

17 July 2015

The Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity (Southgate Institute) and The Poche Centre for Indigenous Health and Well-being at Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia (SA) are offering a three-year PhD scholarship, for full-time research within a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Centre for Research Excellence on the Social Determinants of Health Equity (CRE-Health Equity).
 

The Medical journal of Australia is seeking entries for the Dr Ross Ingram memorial prize 2015 for the best essay on Indigenous Health

16 July 2015

The Medical journal of Australia (MJA) is seeking entries for The Dr Ross Ingram memorial prize 2015 for the best essay on Indigenous health. The competition is open to any Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person who is working, researching or training in a health-related field.
 

Darling Downs Hospital celebrates Indigenous culture

15 July 2015

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture was celebrated at the Oakey Hospital in the Darling Downs region of Queensland for NAIDOC Week.
 

Healthy relationship

15 July 2015

St John of God Midland Public Hospital, Western Australia, launched its Aboriginal health strategy during its NAIDOC Week celebration last week when it welcomed Aboriginal Elders and the wider community into the hospital.
 

Winnunga Aboriginal Health Service receives $1.3m boost for new clinic rooms, bigger waiting area

14 July 2015

The Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has received $1.3 million for new clinic rooms and a bigger waiting room.
 

Young Aboriginal doctor returns to Kalkadoon country to help his mob

13 July 2015

If Dr Marjad Page had his way he probably never would have left his home town of Mount Isa in North West Queensland.
 

Cancer targeted by health service

13 July 2015

Local health services in New South Wales are working to prevent the prevalence of cancer in the Indigenous community.
 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research at the Kirby Institute in 2015

9 July 2015

In celebration of NAIDOC week, the Kirby Institute at the University of New South Wales has a created a booklet which showcases Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research conducted at the Institute.
 

Invitation to participate in the Dermatology education needs in rural Indigenous communities survey

9 July 2015

The Australasian College of Dermatologists is currently developing an education programme for Indigenous Health Workers on common skin conditions.
 

Jamie Oliver's Ministry of Food to visit Cherbourg

6 July 2015

Celebrity chef, Jamie Oliver, will for the first time bring his Ministry of food initiative to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community of Cherbourg, in Queensland.
 

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association announces new CEO

6 July 2015

Mrs Jenny Poelina, Chairperson of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA), has announced the appointment of Mr Craig Dukes as the new Chief Executive Officer of NATSIHWA.
 

NATSIHWA dates for Professional networking forums

2 July 2015

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) has announced dates for their Professional networking forums for the second half of 2015.
 

NACCHO begins production on Aboriginal health in Aboriginal hands video series

2 July 2015

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) has begun work on a 20 episode series that will highlight how investing in Aboriginal community controlled health will lead to generational change, and will contribute to closing the gap.
 

Morgan and Jill: the Yirrkala couple who taught others dialysis in their Northern Territory community

1 July 2015

When Jill Mununggurr learned home dialysis to help her sick husband Morgan, she became among the first to do so in her remote community, Yirrkala in the Northern Territory.
 

$7,000 bursary up for grabs

30 June 2015

Applications for a $7,000 national bursary program, providing an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander doctor with the opportunity to undertake training or conduct research into rural or remote healthcare, are now open.
 

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet launches new portal to tackle Aboriginal maternal smoking in WA

29 June 2015

Edith Cowan University's Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet, has partnered with Curtin University, the Aboriginal Maternity Services Support Unit and Healthway for the launch today of a new online portal supporting the prevention of tobacco smoking among pregnant Aboriginal women in Western Australia (WA).
 

USQ talks education pathways for Indigenous students

29 June 2015

Education pathways for Indigenous students were the focus of talks between the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) and Australian Medical Council (AMC) in Toowoomba, Queensland yesterday.  USQ's College for Indigenous Studies, Education and Research's, Professor Tracey Bunda, along with lecturer (Indigenous Nursing) Raelene Ward and Mary Martin from the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council, met with AMC board members.
 

End of CO-OPS Collaboration

29 June 2015

The CO-OPS Collaboration will conclude on Tuesday 30 June 2015 due to a lack of ongoing funding.
 

Traineeship will help to boost health worker numbers

25 June 2015

The Mid North Coast Local Health District (MNCLHD) is celebrating the launch of its Aboriginal school-based traineeship program, the program is also known as The Elsa Dixon Aboriginal employment program, named in honour of prominent Aboriginal activist Elsa Dixon.
 

Talking book gives new voice to Indigenous languages

22 June 2015

As many Indigenous languages lose their speakers, a researcher from The University of Queensland has developed a unique audio book to keep the words alive for generations to come.
 

IAHA 2015 National conference abstract submission deadline extended

12 June 2015

Indigenous Allied Health Association (IAHA) has extended the abstract submission date for their 2015 National conference Allied health - stepping into action to Friday 19 June 2015.
 

Aboriginal wellbeing conference focuses on health, bullying

12 June 2015

When opening the inaugural Aboriginal Wellbeing conference in Ballina last Tuesday, Bundjalung Elder Aunty Nancy Walker pointedly observed there was no such word for 'health' in Bundjalung language.
 

Nominations are now open for the Administrator's Medals in Primary Health Care 2015!

12 June 2015

The Administrator's Medals in Primary Health Care recognise and reward outstanding primary health care professionals who have contributed significantly to the provision of primary health care in the Northern Territory.
 

Double celebration as wife follows husband

10 June 2015

Governor-General Peter Cosgrove's glowing tribute to 717 of the nation's finest people acknowledged for their contributions to the country in the Queens's Birthday Honours list, included West Australian Teresa Isaacs, who is honoured for more than 40 years dedicated to bringing together Aboriginal culture and Western medicine.
 

NATSIHWA launches its web based database system

8 June 2015

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) has launched it new web-based database system, called the Customer Relations Management (CRM).
 

TAFE Western Aboriginal Elder of the year Albert Ryan a family man

2 June 2015

Having a patient's family involved in the medical process is a key to improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, according to TAFE Western's Aboriginal Elder of the year.
 

Oceania tobacco control conference 2015 - Healthway capacity building scholarships available

2 June 2015

Healthway is offering a special capacity building opportunity in the form of scholarships for people based in regional Western Australia (WA) who are working in a field related to health promotion to attend the Oceania tobacco control conference in Perth in October 2015.
 

Incentive scheme for bush doctors failing, funds to be redirected, Assistant Health Minister Fiona Nash says

25 May 2015

A Government incentive scheme to lure more doctors to the bush is falling short of the mark, with most money going towards large regional centres and not enough to smaller towns, said Assistant Health Minister, Fiona Nash.
 

Headspace Townsville celebrates NAIDOC week

22 May 2015

To celebrate National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) 2015, headspace Townsville is compiling short clips from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from across the community.
 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health promotion scholarship opportunity

20 May 2015

The Australian Health Promotion Association (AHPA) WA Branch and the WA Health Promotion Foundation (Healthway), are offering scholarships to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in WA interested in a career in health promotion.
 

Brisbane artist wins NAIDOC poster competition

20 May 2015

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, has congratulated Brisbane, Queensland, graphic artist, Elaine Chambers, on being the 2015 National NAIDOC poster artist.
 

Health Minister Sussan Ley meets GPs and health workers at Moruya and Bega

19 May 2015

The Federal Health Minister says her visit to the New South Wales far south coast has given her an insight into the unique health needs and challenges facing the region.
 

First Indigenous doctor graduates from Charles Darwin University's medicine course

11 May 2015

The Northern Territory's (NT) only university has produced its first Indigenous medicine graduate, who says his top priority is heading out bush to help where it is needed most.
 

Call for applications

5 May 2015

Applications are now sought for appointments to vacancies on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia for a practitioner member from South Australia (SA).
 

Home-grown Derby girl to be town's first Aboriginal doctor

5 May 2015

Vinka Barunga is a proud Worara woman, determined to be the first Aboriginal doctor in her community - but definitely not the last.
 

AMSSU leads successful health promotion course in Broome

30 April 2015

Last month, the Aboriginal Maternity Services Support Unit (AMSSU) partnered with Curtin University to deliver a five-day Health promotion short course and Follow up course to a mix of health workers.
 

Overview of Australian Indigenous health status 2014 released

29 April 2015

The Overview of Australian Indigenous health status 2014 (Overview) has been released, and is now freely available from the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet web resource.
 

Unique scholarship opportunity for an Indigenous woman to attend international executive leadership program

29 April 2015

The Roberta Sykes Indigenous Education Foundation is again partnering with Chief Executive Women to offer a scholarship for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander woman to undertake the short executive Learning to lead program at the internationally respected business school, INSEAD, at their Singapore campus in October 2015.
 

Kimberley healing

29 April 2015

Australia is one of the most medically-advanced nations in the world, yet the health of Indigenous Australians still lags behind.
 

Quitskills smoking cessation training for Indigenous smoking

29 April 2015

The Aboriginal Maternity Services Support Unit (AMSSU) are sponsoring Quit South Australia to deliver their 3-day Quitskills 'Smoking cessation training for tackling Indigenous smoking' in Western Australia.
 

More diabetes-related problems if healthcare not fixed in Northern Territory, expert warns

28 April 2015

There will be more people suffering from diabetes-related illness, including blindness, unless changes are made to healthcare in the Northern Territory (NT), warned the head of an Indigenous health research organisation.
 

Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) grant to attend its 2015 Winter symposium.

28 April 2015

The Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) is offering an ACEM Foundation conference grant to attend its 2015 Winter symposium. The grant is to support Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and Maori medical practitioners, medical students and other health professionals in attending the ACEM symposium in Alice Spring in July 2015.
 

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association online shop is now open

28 April 2015

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) now has an online shop.
 

New website gives Aboriginal people 'a step up' in their health career

23 April 2015

New South Wales (NSW) Health has launched a website that aims to boost the number of Aboriginal people working in health professions across the state by helping Aboriginal people find jobs and helping managers to recruit and retain Aboriginal staff.
 

Traditional owners are invited to apply for one of five positions on the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council

20 April 2015

Traditional owners are invited to apply for one of five positions on the Victorian Aboriginal Heritage Council.
 

Mackay Health Worker urges more support to stop youth suicide

20 April 2015

An Indigenous Health Worker says the high rate of youth suicide in the Mackay region in North Queensland is something the whole community needs be concerned about.
 

Community action (advocacy) training for Aboriginal participants

16 April 2015

Cancer Council New South Wales (NSW), in conjunction with The Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council runs free training workshops for Aboriginal community members and health workers.
 

2014-2015 NAIDOC grants funding round

16 April 2015

This funding round closes on Friday 24 April 2015.
 

Stepping up forum 2015

15 April 2015

The Stepping up forum was hosted by the New South Wales (NSW) Ministry of Health’s Aboriginal Workforce Unit on Tuesday 31 March and Wednesday 1 April 2015.
 

Mayi Kuwayu longitudinal study

3 April 2015

The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) will soon embark on a comprehensive investigation into how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture impacts health and wellbeing.
 

Continuing professional development applications open

2 April 2015

Applications open today for the Continuing professional development grants.
 

NACCHO Healthy futures report card released: Aboriginal community-controlled health services a model of good practice

1 April 2015

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) released their Healthy futures report card on Thursday 26 March.
 

NACCHO training news: ear and hearing skill set for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care

31 March 2015

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) is pleased to announce that Ear and hearing skill set training will be delivered in a number of jurisdictions nationally starting in April 2015.
 

NATSIHWA professional networking forums 2015

30 March 2015

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) have announced the location and dates of their professional networking forums for 2015.
 

Big dollars being spent on Aboriginal health

30 March 2015

Galambila Aboriginal Health Service and Durri Aboriginal Corporation Medical Service, in the division of Cowper, New South Wales, will benefit from funding for primary and preventable health care as part of the Australian Government's ongoing commitment to closing the gap.
 

First 1000 days builds bub to a long life of health

30 March 2015

Apunipima Cape York Health Council are set to take centre stage at the Making a world of difference: The first 1000 days scientific symposium in Melbourne later this week presenting on their Baby one program.
 

Perth 2015 Cancer education course for Aboriginal health professionals

26 March 2015

The Cancer Council Western Australia (WA) is now calling for applications for the 2015 Cancer education course for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals across metro, rural and regional WA.
 

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia - call for applications

25 March 2015

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia (the Board) is calling for applications from persons interested in being included on a list of approved persons for appointment to panels and/or the accreditation committee.
 

Council launches Aboriginal reconciliation action plan

24 March 2015

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island flags and imagery could be seen more around the Mackay Regional Council offices in Queensland as part of a Reconciliation action plan launched on 20 March, by Mackay Mayor Deirdre Comerford and artist Ed Rigby.
 

Queensland (Qld) Indigenous program rolled out in New South Wales (NSW)

19 March 2015

A holistic education program that helps Brisbane's Indigenous kids stay in school and achieve better results is being rolled out within the New South Wales state school system.
 

Aboriginal health to benefit from NACCHO 'Kummundoo' partnership with RAAF

17 March 2015

In an effort to bolster activities to close the gap in Aboriginal health, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) health professionals will be working in Aboriginal-run health services across Australia under an agreement announced today at a National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) parliamentary breakfast in Canberra.
 

Nominations for program committees membership - closing date extended

16 March 2015

The closing date for nominations has been extended by two weeks to Friday 27 March 2015.
 

WA Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing Framework 2015–2030 launched

12 March 2015

The Western Australian (WA) Department of Health has launched its new WA Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing Framework 2015-2030, aimed at shaping and guiding how WA Health and other agencies approach Aboriginal health for the next 15 years.
 

Boosting Indigenous Health Workers across the Territory

11 March 2015

The Northern Territory (NT) Government has taken another positive step towards increasing the number of Indigenous Territorians in the NT health sector.
 

Poche Indigenous health centre opens in Queensland

11 March 2015

Improving health outcomes for urban Indigenous people will be the focus of the new University of Queensland (UQ) Poche Centre for Indigenous Health, opened officially this week.
 

Aboriginal Health Worker immunisation training program launched

9 March 2015

The Aboriginal Health Council of WA (AHCWA) is launching a new training program across Western Australia (WA) aimed at improving immunisation rates for Aboriginal children.
 

The National Board has released its quarterly registration data

9 March 2015

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner Board of Australia has released its quarterly registration data for December 2014.
 

$1.4 billion boost in primary care for Indigenous communities

5 March 2015

Indigenous communities across Australia will benefit from a $1.4 billion investment in primary and preventable health care, as part of the Abbott Government's commitment to closing the gap.
 

Trauma workshop to prepare workers in NT

5 March 2015

It is remarkable that no one was injured when Cyclone Lam collided with the Northern Territory two weeks ago, and now during cyclone season an emergency trauma skills workshop is preparing health workers in the remote Top End for anything worse.
 

Aboriginal traineeship program puts students on right career path

4 March 2015

It is the traineeship program credited with not only keeping Aboriginal students in school but providing them with a career pathway, boosting their skills and confidence along the way.
 

Nominations for Lowitja program committees membership

26 February 2015

The Lowitja Institute is calling for nominations from suitably qualified and experienced individuals to contribute to the Institute’s program committees.
 

New Aboriginal alcohol and other drug workers

24 February 2015

The first 10 West Australian graduates to receive nationally recognised qualifications to support people using alcohol and other drugs were congratulated at a ceremony in Mount Lawley today.
 

Midwifery unit breaks down barriers

24 February 2015

Aboriginal Health Worker Trudy Allende rests the monitor on Deeana Russell's taut belly.
 

Calls for more to be done to tackle cancer in the Hunter

19 February 2015

James Garlick is a man with a driving passion.
 

Rural Health Continuing Education Stream 2 - Round 6, 2015

18 February 2015

Stream 2 of the Rural Health Continuing Education Grants sub-program (RHCE2) is one of a number of Australian Government funding measures to help health professionals in more remote areas access continuing professional development (CPD).
 

End of arrangements allowing some Health Practitioners to become registered

17 February 2015

From Wednesday 1 July 2015, arrangements that allowed some Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners to become registered as the profession under the National registration and accreditation scheme, Grandparenting Standards will expire.
 

Indigenous health organisations unite to improve remote dialysis treatment

16 February 2015

When Indigenous woman Gundimulk Wanambi's was diagnosed with kidney disease, it was like being given a life sentence.
 

Applications now open for the Australian Psychological Society (APS) Bendi Lango initiative

10 February 2015

Applications are now open for the Bendi Lango initiative, established in 2006 with the aim of increasing the number of psychologists of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island descent and facilitating their contribution to the health and wellbeing of Indigenous communities, as well as the wider community and the psychology profession.
 

Health checks aim to ensure clean bill of health

10 February 2015

Apunipima Cape York Health Council is offering free checks to the community of Hopevale, Queensland, to assist the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to maintain good health.
 

NACCHO welcomes new service to North West Queensland

10 February 2015

The peak Aboriginal health organisation has welcomed the opening of a new Aboriginal community controlled health centre in the community of Normanton in Queensland’s North West.
 

New university degree aims to improve Indigenous health

5 February 2015

The University of Technology (UTS), Sydney has introduced a degree designed for Indigenous students to help make a difference in the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians.
 

Australia Day honours: Territorians recognised for contributions to nation

27 January 2015

An elderly artist, a sports broadcaster, a public servant and an Indigenous health advocate are among the Northern Territorians on this year's Australia Day honours list.
 

New degree launched to improve Indigenous health

20 January 2015

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Mick Gooda, has launched a new degree, the Bachelor of primary health care, at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS).
 

Report - Shifting gears in career: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers in the health sector

20 January 2015

A new paper explores how the health sector might improve opportunities for career development for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers.
 

Indigenous group awaits consultation with Health Minister

19 January 2015

An Aboriginal health organisation is urging Federal Health Minister, Sussan Ley to come good on her promise and consult Indigenous organisations about any proposed changes to the GP co-payment.
 

Pathway into dentistry, podiatry or medicine - apply now - Advanced diploma in medicine and Aboriginal health sciences, University of Western Australia

16 January 2015

Are you or do you know someone who is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker/Practitioner or enrolled nurse? Ever thought about being a Dentist, Podiatrist or Doctor? This 12 month preparatory course may be for you! If you do not have a university degree, are over 20 years of age, have some other relevant qualification, (such as a Cert IV or Diploma of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander primary health care), and have 2 years experience working in a health-related field, you may be eligible to enrol in an intensive 12 month preparatory course the Advanced diploma in medical and Aboriginal health sciences.
 

Werin Aboriginal Medical Clinic's healthy start

14 January 2015

The new year brought a new home for Werin Aboriginal Medical Clinic.
 

Continuing professional development for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Health Practitioners

12 January 2015

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) embraces the importance of continued growth in knowledge and capability for its members.
 

Indigenous quiz quest sheds new light on Coolangatta

12 January 2015

A crowd of brightly-costumed Gold Coast locals have put their fitness and their wits to the test in the inaugural Indigenous Walkabout Race.
 

University of Wollongong academic to steer Indigenous trauma program in Australia

9 January 2015

Indigenous health experts gathered at the University of Wollongong (UOW) this week to introduce an Indigenous trauma recovery program developed at Harvard University.
 

Funding extension, Heal our past, build our future, telling our stories

9 January 2015

The Healing Foundation are pleased to extend the applications period for organisations and communities to commemorate and celebrate the Stolen Generations and the anniversary of the Apology to the Stolen Generations in 2015.
 

Launch of national diabetes services scheme (NDSS) resources

7 January 2015

A range of new resources for Australians with diabetes are now available.
 

Time to celebrate for new Aboriginal doctors-to-be

7 January 2015

An Aboriginal Enrolled Nurse and an Aboriginal Health Worker who were the very first students in the University of Western Australia's (UWA) Advanced Diploma in Medical and Aboriginal Health Sciences, have just been accepted into medicine.  Rhys Radcliffe (22) from Geraldton and Candice Rawson (24) an enrolled nurse to Princess Margaret and King Edward Memorial hospitals, will begin training to become doctors this year.
 

Cultural advisers appointed to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in care

6 January 2015

The Australian Capital Territory government has appointed five cultural advisers to bolster support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in care.  Minister for Children and young people, Mick Gentleman, said the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander advisers would help to articulate the needs of children and young people in care and would play a critical role in assisting case workers to ensure their work and decision making is culturally respectful.
 

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association membership update

6 January 2015

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) has significantly increased its membership over the last year. This is due to the great work of the Secretariat and Board members to increase the recognition of NATSIHWA as the Peak body for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners.
 

Record number of Indigenous doctors graduate from the University of New South Wales

16 December 2014

The largest cohort of Aboriginal graduate doctors will begin working in hospitals around Australia next year.
 

Yatdjuligin: an important new book for nursing and for the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

8 December 2014

In the dialect of the Wakgun Clan group of the Gurreng Gurreng Nation, Yatdjuligin means 'talking in a good way'. It is the name of an important new book, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nursing and Midwifery Care, that explores the healthcare of Indigenous Australians, from the perspective of both the patient and the professional.
 

December issue of the HealthInfoNet Director's Communique now available

8 December 2014

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet is pleased to announce the release of a new edition of our quarterly news publication, the December Director's Communique.
 

Academic wants better recognition of Indigenous nurses

3 December 2014

A First Nations academic has put out a call to find Aboriginal and Torres Strait Elders who played a significant role in Australia's nursing history.
 

Closing the gap 'dashboard' helps GP's improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health outcomes

2 December 2014

The Improvement Foundation (IF), Australia’s leading provider of data-driven quality improvement solutions for the primary healthcare sector, has implemented a new ‘Closing the gap’ dashboard in its online quality improvement (qi) portal – qiConnect.
 

Joint project recognised at NSW Indigenous health awards

19 November 2014

Orange Aboriginal Medical Service has won a prestigious award at the 2014 New South Wales (NSW) Indigenous health awards for a joint project providing follow-up services to women who receive abnormal pap smear results.
 

Tour da country promotes Aboriginal health

19 November 2014

Dale Wright's doctor told him he could suffer a heart attack by the age of 40 if he didn't change his ways.
 

Online learning tools to assist doctors working in remote communities

17 November 2014

New online learning resources for health professionals working in remote Aboriginal communities have been launched in Alice Springs, Northern Territory (NT).
 

Wellington Aboriginal Health Service has eye on prize

17 November 2014

Humble, understated, passionate and respected, all things people will tell you about Pauline Wicks and Kath Richards who for many years have worked in eye health.
 

Heal out past, build our future, telling our stories funding

17 November 2014

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Foundation is pleased to offer funding for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and communities to commemorate and celebrate the Stolen generations and the anniversary of the Apology to the Stolen generations in 2015.
 

National Community Controlled Health Organisation welcomes new chairperson

17 November 2014

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) have recently elected Matthew Cooke as their new Chairperson, and Sandy Davies as Deputy Chairperson at the NACCHO annual general meeting in Cairns.
 

World diabetes day and Walk to work day 2014

14 November 2014

Today is World diabetes day and Diabetes Australia's Walk to work day.
 

New Indigenous employment program

13 November 2014

A new training program linking unemployed Indigenous people with jobs is expected to be running in the Riverina and New England regions of New South Wales by next month.
 

Education and training grants nominated by practitioners

13 November 2014

The Northern Territory Medicare Local (NTML) will call for expressions of interest from eligible primary health care practitioners to submit an application to attend an event of their choice.
 

Apunipima inducted into hall of fame

13 November 2014

Apunipima Cape York Health Council has been inducted into the Queensland Aboriginal Islander Health Council Hall of Fame.
 

Dr Calma urges support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders survey

11 November 2014

Specially trained interviewers from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) have started collecting information from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Australia for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS).
 

Traditional healers aiming for more prominence in health system

10 November 2014

Traditional healers in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, known as Ngangkari, are using their own methods to treat clients.
 

Rylstone MPS flying the flag for Aboriginal health

10 November 2014

An Aboriginal flag raising ceremony was held at Rylstone Multi-Purpose Service (MPS) last Wednesday and was the first of a series of installation of flag poles across Western New South Wales Local Health District facilities.
 

New service aims to close blindness gap

10 November 2014

National figures show that Indigenous people over the age of 40 who are suffering from diabetes currently have six times the rate of blindness and vision impairment compared to non-Indigenous people.
 

New Kaurna language dictionary in the works

7 November 2014

The Kaurna people of the Adelaide region in South Australia (SA) say a new language dictionary, currently in development, will be a significant improvement on the old version.
 

Respiratory clinic visits Cherbourg

7 November 2014

Cherbourg residents who have any concerns about their respiratory health are invited to take part in the Indigenous respiratory outreach care (IROC) program.
 

Students seeking registration urged to apply online now

6 November 2014

Students seeking registration as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner, who are soon to complete the approved program of study, can apply online now.
 

New mental health unit to open at the Mount Gambier Hospital

4 November 2014

A new dedicated mental health inpatient unit is planned to open at the Mount Gambier Hospital, South Australia (SA), by the middle of 2015.
 

Preventing chronic complications at Pormpuraaw

3 November 2014

Last week, healthy activities to avoid chronic disease complications, such as type 2 diabetes, were presented to residents of Pormpuraaw, in Queensland's Cape York.
 

Katungul Aboriginal Health Service filling the gap

31 October 2014

The Katungul Aboriginal Medical Service is using a couple of innovative programs to boost its dental services with visiting dentists.
 

Greater say in Aboriginal health services

30 October 2014

Aboriginal community members interested in health care and the opportunity to drive change in their community are being called upon to become local experts.
 

Top eight Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations recognised

30 October 2014

Eleanor Hall, the head of the judging panel for the Indigenous governance awards says Australian businesses could learn a lot from some of the top Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations.
 

A strong Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workforce key to Closing the gap

29 October 2014

The Australian Government has made a $3.1 billion commitment to Indigenous health funding for the next four years, a crucial part of which is supporting the role of Indigenous Health Workers, the Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash, said today.
 

Health check success

28 October 2014

Gippsland Medicare Local and Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Co-operative (GEGAC) in Victoria on 14 October rolled out the Women's checkout program with assistance of other local health providers.
 

Aboriginal health and sport funding grant round open

28 October 2014

The second round of the Aboriginal health and sport funding grant is closing on Friday 21 November 2014.
 

New NT Telehealth partnership with Telstra

28 October 2014

The Northern Territory (NT) is working with Telstra to expand and strengthen the Telehealth service to connect more Territorians with specialist doctors and clinicians.
 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners Excellence awards

28 October 2014

The Northern Territory’s (NT) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners roles have been celebrated at the annual Excellence awards at Parliament House.
 

Bridging the deadly gap

27 October 2014

Local Indigenous Health Workers are battling to combat alarming statistics that show Indigenous people are nearly twice as likely to die from cancer as compared to their non-Indigenous counterparts.
 

RANZCP develops new resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health

24 October 2014

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) has launched new online resources to support the work of health professionals and improve knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health care.
 

GPs win mental health award

22 October 2014

Wheatbelt General Practitioner (GP) Network is the winner of the John Da Silva award for improved outcomes in Aboriginal social and emotional wellbeing for 2014.
 

I heart my people, documentary series

21 October 2014

Six Indigenous Health Workers from across the country have teamed up in a three-part documentary series titled I heart my people.
 

Researchers, communities, government and not-for-profit sector band together to improve Indigenous health outcomes

17 October 2014

Health and medical researchers have teamed up with Indigenous community organisations, policymakers, businesses and others on the frontlines of health care delivery to help improve the health of Indigenous communities, as part of five National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Partnership project grants announced today.
 

Documentary shines a light on Indigenous health work

17 October 2014

Six Indigenous health workers from across the country have teamed up with film crews to capture a glimpse into the challenging field of Indigenous health work.
 

Indigenous health at heart of Cancer Council campaign

16 October 2014

Community advocates have put the creation of an Aboriginal workforce plan on the agenda for the Bega and Eurobadalla regions as part of Cancer Council's Saving life 2015: change starts here campaign.
 

Nomination dates for Young warrior award and registration for the 2014 NATSIHWA conference in Canberra extended

15 October 2014

Due to the absence of nominations, the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) has extended the deadline for nominations for the Young warrior award to Friday 17 October and registration for the conference to Wednesday October 22.
 

New tools to support health services deliver better programs

15 October 2014

A strong desire to support health workers deliver better programs to prevent chronic disease was the motivation behind a research project undertaken by a Charles Darwin University (CDU) PhD candidate who will graduate this week.
 

Trangie woman named in Australia's 100 women of influence

13 October 2014

A Wiradjuri woman passionate about improving health outcomes and educational opportunities for Indigenous people, Charles Sturt University (CSU) academic Ms Faye McMillan, has been named one of Australia's 100 Women of Influence in 2014.
 

From 12 patients to 10,000: building an Indigenous health success story

13 October 2014

Twenty years ago, only 12 Indigenous people attended the Inala Community Health Centre, a primary care service in a south-western Brisbane suburb where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were estimated to make up 8% of the local population.
 

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) professional networking forums

10 October 2014

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) will be holding professional networking forums in Queensland (Qld) and New South Wales (NSW) in November and December 2014.
 

Project brings Kaurna language back to life

9 October 2014

The Indigenous language of the Adelaide region in South Australia is being revived after years despite no-one fluently speaking it and no voice recordings existing.
 

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) national conference - early bird registrations extended to Tuesday 14 October

9 October 2014

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) have extended the early bird registration date to Tuesday 14 October for their National conference to be held in Canberra in October 2014.
 

Shortage of disability workers an issue: FPDN

9 October 2014

The First Peoples Disability Network (FPDN) says a lack of Indigenous support workers highlights the challenges currently being faced in disabilities.
 

New apps address Indigenous mental health

6 October 2014

A program to help Aboriginal and other health professionals use apps and internet-based programs with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients is being rolled out across the northern rivers region of New South Wales (NSW).
 

Jimmy's a champion for mental health causes

2 October 2014

Jimmy Forrest was presented with a Community Champion Award at the Mental Health Matters Awards, for his outstanding contribution towards mental health and wellbeing.
 

Aboriginal health centre Winnunga Nimmityjah offers new services as demand grows

29 September 2014

To try and keep up with demand Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service, Canberra's only Aboriginal health centre has launched a child health e-clinic and triage system where all patients are assessed by a nurse before seeing a doctor.
 

The top 500 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations 2013 - 2014

26 September 2014

The Australian Governments Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations has released the sixth report on the top 500 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations for 2013 - 2014.
 

Cambridge University Press publishes revolutionary new textbook on Aboriginal health

25 September 2014

Date published: 24 September 2014 Cambridge University Press has announced it will publish Yatdjuligin: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nursing and midwifery care.  This new textbook introduces students to the fundamentals of the healthcare of Indigenous Australians, from the perspective of both the patient and the professional.
 

Online renewal of registrations now open

25 September 2014

Online renewal of registrations are now open for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners.
 

Orange TAFE helping to secure a higher level of care for Aboriginal health

24 September 2014

A group of Aboriginal Health Workers from the central and far west of New South Wales have just undertaken a training component at the Orange TAFE campus. The group are undertaking the Certificate IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care to develop their skills so they are able to serve their communities at a higher level in health care.
 

Apunipima set to shine in Perth

22 September 2014

Apunipima's Baby one program will be delivered to a national audience this week by Family Health Team Leader, Nie Sheehan and Maternal and Child Health Worker, Carina Denham.
 

Torres Strait health professional wins national award

18 September 2014

A Torres Strait health professional's work to improve general practitioners understanding of Torres Strait culture was recognised at the Australian Government's general practice education and training (GPET) 2014 awards this month in Brisbane.
 

Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation celebrates 30 years

15 September 2014

The Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation is celebrating 30 years of service to the Barkley region in the Northern Territory (NT).
 

Strengthening Aboriginal communities focus of Narrandera conference

12 September 2014

The annual New South Wales (NSW) Local Government Aboriginal Network conference in underway in Narrandera.
 

Closing my gap

11 September 2014

The team who made Boxing for Palm Island are now looking for men to be part of their 'Closing my gap' project.
 

Mallee has first Aboriginal Health Practitioner

10 September 2014

Jody Croft has become the first Aboriginal Health Practitioner at the Mallee District Aboriginal Services (MDAS) in Victoria (Vic) after updating her Aboriginal Health Worker skills and qualifications over the past 18 months.
 

Feltmum on the way

8 September 2014

Nearly everyone has heard of Feltman, the award winning education tool that was launched by Diabetes Australia Vic and the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) in 2010.
 

Additional postgraduate scholarships available for 2015

5 September 2014

Date posted: 4 September 2014 There are additional postgraduate scholarships available for 2015.
 

Reminder nominations for the Inaugural Fred Hollows Foundation award close Monday 15 September 2014

3 September 2014

Is your organisation providing eye health care services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities? If so you have an opportunity to win a CentreVue Digital Retinography System (DRS) camera valued at $16,000 for your service.
 

Michelle Wilkes' mission to raise cancer awareness

22 August 2014

Aboriginal Cancer Liaison Officer Michelle Wilkes, from Manning Hospital's Cancer and Palliative Care Service is determined to raise cancer awareness within the community and encourage people to get checked if they suspect they have any early warning signs of cancer.
 

Puggy Hunter memorial scholarships now open

22 August 2014

The Puggy Hunter memorial scholarship scheme is calling for applicants for studies undertaken in 2015, with applications closing on the 15 September, 2014.
 

The talk that could save your life

20 August 2014

A display set up in the Bathurst Base Hospital in July aimed to raise awareness among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders about the prevalence of diabetes in the community.
 

Applications open for Nursing and allied health scholarship and support scheme: allied health postgraduate scholarship

14 August 2014

Applications are now open for this scholarship that supports qualified allied health professionals including Aboriginal Health Workers (minimum qualification certificate IV) to study a formal post graduate qualification at a recognised university or institution.
 

Certificate of Registrations Status (CoRS) now available online

14 August 2014

Registered health practitioners using the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia (AHPRA) portal can now request a Certificate of Registration Status (CoRS) online.
 

A new model of Indigenous health care

13 August 2014

Gurriny Yealamucka primary health care service in Yarrbah, the states largest Indigenous town outside of Cairns has being handed control of primary health in the community by the Queensland government.
 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health organisations: online services report - key results 2012-13 released

11 August 2014

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare have released their fifth national report on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health organisations.
 

Farewell to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Registered Training Organisation National Network (ATSIHRTONN)

5 August 2014

After eight years of operation as the national network for Aboriginal community controlled registered training organisations and Workforce issues project officers, ATSIHRTONN is closing down its secretariat.
 

Apunipima celebrates Aurukun Day

4 August 2014

Apunipima Cape York Health Council are in Aurukun this week celebrating Aurukun Day.
 

The Quantum leap scholarship

30 July 2014

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled part-time or full-time in a degree at an Australian University are invited to apply for a scholarship to the value of $3160.
 

New app to help Indigenous Health Workers tackle hepatitis B rates

29 July 2014

An educational tool designed to help address high rates of hepatitis B has been launched in the Indigenous community of Galiwin'ku in the Northern Territory.
 

Diabetes education goes digital

28 July 2014

Diabetes Queensland and CheckUp have developed an innovative new e-learning initiative Diabetes Connect, supporting time-poor GPs and allied health professionals like nurses and dieticians.
 

Lowitja Institute reference group membership - call for expressions of interest - closing Wednesday 30 July

28 July 2014

The Lowitja Institute are establishing small reference groups to contribute to the design and implementation of each of the following roundtables: early childhood cultural competence of mainstream health services and systems social determinants of health.
 

A spoonful of local culture helps Indigenous health

25 July 2014

The Northern Territory (NT) will set ambitious targets to increase the number of Aboriginal Health Workers by as much as 10% annually.
 

Grant opportunity for health care professional to attend Women's Health from the Top End conference

16 July 2014

Expressions of interest are invited by the Northern Territory Medicare Local (NTML) for health care professionals to access assistance grants to participate in the Women’s Health from the Top End Conference.
 

Forum on registration for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners

15 July 2014

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia (AHPRA) invite you to attend its stakeholder forum to be held on Thursday 28 August 2014 in Melbourne.
 

Closing the gap is personal for Betty Callow

11 July 2014

Betty Callow is tired of seeing her 'mob' and community dying from chronic illness early in life.
 

Grieving Aboriginal way - Training for professionals working within Aboriginal communities

11 July 2014

Active Response Bereavement Outreach (ARBOR) is now taking bookings for their free - Grieving Aboriginal way training workshops.
 

New DVD helps raise awareness for alcohol and other drug workers

10 July 2014

Nathan Deaves and Wade Longbottom work in the Workforce Support Unit at the South Coast Aboriginal Medical Service.
 

Online diabetes education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers

9 July 2014

Diabetes Queensland has developed a Online diabetes education training program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers/Health Practitioners.
 

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association announces new CEO

8 July 2014

Ms Zell Dodd has been appointed to the position of CEO of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATISHWA).
 

NAIDOC week 2014 - Celebrating Indigenous achievement

7 July 2014

This week Australians have the opportunity to share and acknowledge the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across the nation during National NAIDOC week.
 

Doctors inspire rural schools with medicine

23 June 2014

The Australian Indigenous Doctors Associations (AIDA) has visited Kununurra, in the north of Western Australia, to talk to students about future jobs.
 

Lag Meta Aus: National Museum of Australia puts life in the Torres Strait on show

19 June 2014

Reflecting the unique nature of the Torres Strait Islands, the title of a new exhibition at the National Museum of Australia incorporates the word for 'home' in the region's three Indigenous languages.
 

Announcing the launch of the new National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) website

17 June 2014

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) proudly announces the launch of the their new website along with the members database which will allow members to update their own information.
 

Team awesome off the scale

16 June 2014

A team of Eurobodalla locals has come second in the New South Wales (NSW) Koori knockout challenge, pocketing $10,000 in prize money for their efforts.
 

Community spirit the winner at Carbal family fun day

9 June 2014

A fast-paced but friendly-spirited touch football match between police and members of Toowoomba's Indigenous community typified the positive atmosphere of the Carbal family fun day held in May.
 

Hunter Health pushing up Indigenous baby weights

2 June 2014

Efforts to improve long-term health outcomes for Indigenous people by boosting the birth weights of Aboriginal children are paying off at Newcastle's John Hunter Hospital in New South Wales.
 

Spirits in the balance: Ngangkari healers

30 May 2014

In the Anangu Pitjintjatjara Yangkunjatjara (APY) lands in northern South Australia, traditional health knowledge is alive and well, and working in a contemporary setting.
 

Extraordinary heroes

27 May 2014

To coincide with Reconciliation Week National Indigenous Television (NITV) is screening a special three-part documentary series made by Indigenous WA film makers about extraordinary Indigenous lives.
 

Applications open for Healthway Aboriginal research training scholarship

27 May 2014

Healthway is inviting applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students for the Aboriginal research training scholarship.
 

Aboriginal healers working to keep traditional medicine alive

27 May 2014

A report on Aboriginal traditional medicine, Hand-in-hand, highlights the important work of traditional healers (Ngangkari) in the assisting the physical, social and emotional wellbeing of Indigenous Australians.
 

Project tackles communication disorders in rural settings

26 May 2014

The Missing voices project aims to examine the impact and extent of Aquired Communication Disorders (ACD) across Western Australia (WA) Aboriginal communities in Kalgoorlie, Albany, Perth, and Geraldton with sites to be confirmed in the Kimberley and Pilbara.
 

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heatlh Worker Association (NATSIHWA) National conference - call for abstracts

26 May 2014

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) is calling for abstracts for their National Conference to be held in October 2014.
 

Free kidney check as part of the National Reconciliation celebrations

23 May 2014

National Reconciliation celebrations will take place this year between May 27 and June 3.
 

Perth National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) professional forum

22 May 2014

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) commenced its professional networking forums in March 2014.
 

Bad taste day leaves a good feeling

22 May 2014

The staff at Ngunytju Tjitji Pirni (NTP) in Kalgoorlie-Boulder have to deal with the serious side of life every day.
 

Call for Health heroes to promote careers within Indigenous health

21 May 2014

The Department of Health are seeking suitable health professionals and students to attend a number of career expos as part of their Health heroes campaign, to speak and assist in promoting careers within Indigenous health.
 

Katungul mentoring to benefit community

19 May 2014

Health workers Deirdre Bagot of the Cerebral Palsy Alliance and Kayla Stewart from Katungul Aboriginal Corporation and Medical Service in New South Wales (NSW) are currently participating in a mentoring project.
 

A history of Aboriginal Health Workers & Aboriginal Community Workers in the Northern Territory 1870-2013

16 May 2014

This timeline poster was launched in Alice Springs in the Northern Territory (NT) on Tuesday 29 April 2014 and is a unique story telling and history machine, recording and celebrating the achievements of NT Aboriginal Health Workers, Child and Family Community Workers and educators.
 

Dad, daughter become Queensland's first Indigenous intergenerational doctors

14 May 2014

A father and daughter from Brisbane, Noel and Gemma Hayman, have become Queensland's first Indigenous intergenerational doctors.
 

Mobile health unit rolls into Warwick

12 May 2014

A bright new medical facility has landed in Warwick as part of a joint initiative between the Carbal Indigenous Medical Centre and the University of Queensland.
 

Shortage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers

7 May 2014

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) has heard from a variety of sources that there is a shortage of Health Workers around Australia.
 

Australian Indigenous scholarships

5 May 2014

The Heart Foundation are offering scholarships to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to study for a research degree (PhD or Masters) that is relevant to cardiovascular health.
 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker practice log book now available

24 April 2014

Health Workforce Australia have published an updated version of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker practice log book.
 

Partnership to increase Aboriginal Health Workers in remote Northern Territory communities

22 April 2014

Northern Territory General Practice Education (NTGPE) will begin a partnership with Central Australia Remote Health Development Services (CARHDS) in an effort to sustain communities by training Aboriginal Health Workers (AHW) and Aboriginal Health Practitioners (AHP).
 

AFL NT and NT Thunder stretching the boundaries with talent pathway

18 April 2014

AFL NT and the newly created NT Thunder talent pathway is creating more opportunities than ever before for Territory footballers from all walks of life to further their football aspirations, with teams playing Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast, Melbourne and Canberra in the coming weeks.
 

Better training available for rural WA health professionals

14 April 2014

Health professionals and students in rural and remote Western Australia (WA) are set to receive better training opportunities with the opening of a simulation training and education (EdSIM) centre in Geraldton.
 

Apunipima Pepi-pod program shortlisted for nursing award

11 April 2014

The Apunipima Pepi-pod program has been nominated for a Hesta Australian Nursing Award for 2014.
 

Apunipima midwives win scholarships

7 April 2014

Five midwives based in Cairns have recently received the opportunity to further their studies, thanks to the Australian Government's Department of Health and the Australian College of Nursing.
 

Indigenous pathways into medicine videos - now available

2 April 2014

The Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education (LIME) Network, in partnership with the Australian Indigenous Doctors' Association (AIDA) and Te ORA Maori Medical Practitioners Association (Te ORA) are pleased to announce the launch of the Pathways into medicine online resource on the LIME website.
 

New Queensland health service to help 'close the gap'

25 March 2014

A recently opened facility in Longreach, Central West Queensland, is aiming to make a big difference in improving residents' health outcomes, and assist in 'closing the gap' in Indigenous health.
 

Indigenous health staff key to closing the gap

24 March 2014

Hunter New England Health in New South Wales says boosting Indigenous staff numbers is key to making sure its service are more accessible for the region's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
 

Close the gap day

20 March 2014

More than 150,000 Australians are expected to take part in Close the gap day activities all over the country.
 

New health clinic for Glen Innes

18 March 2014

A new general practitioner (GP) outreach clinic offering services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and their families will open at the end of the month at Glen Innes in New South Wales.
 

New medical centre on Palm Island closing the health gap

17 March 2014

A new healthcare centre on Palm Island, off the coast of Townsville in Queensland, is home to four Indigenous doctors providing primary healthcare services to the local community.
 

Freo street doctor

14 March 2014

The Freo street doctor is a free mobile medical health service that is providing a visible, easily accessible and non-judgemental primary health care service to marginalised, disadvantaged and homeless people in the community.
 

Miss NAIDOC Perth 2014 applications now open

12 March 2014

The National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) are calling for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women 18 to 30 years old to take up the challenge to become Miss NAIDOC Perth 2014.
 

Australia Post 2014 community grants

10 March 2014

Australian Post is calling on community groups and charitable organisations to apply for its Our neighbourhood community grants to fund local community projects.
 

Minister welcomes rising number of Aboriginal mental health workers

6 March 2014

New South Wales Minister Kevin Humphries has told delegates at the 2014 Aboriginal mental health workforce forum that the government approach to the sector has transformed in recent years, and is starting to deliver results.
 

Valuing diversity in allied health - IAHA forum 2014

5 March 2014

Valuing diversity in allied health is the theme of the Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) forum to take place in Canberra in November 2014.
 

Registrations for the Cairns NATSIHWA professional networking forum are now open

4 March 2014

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) wish to advise that registrations for the Cairns professional networking forum are now open.
 

Torres Strait receives funding for coastal protection

3 March 2014

The Australian Government has announced they will invest a total of $12 million to support improvements to vital seawall infrastructure on six Torres Strait islands that experience regular tidal and storm surge flooding.
 

Program treating chronic diseases in rural areas

3 March 2014

Healthcare professionals in Western Australia's south west have taken part in a pilot program to teach chronic illness management in regional and rural areas.
 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year awarded to health care student

21 February 2014

Markeeta Douglas has won the Australian Government's annual national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander of the Year award.
 

Indigenous Health Worker improves health service delivery in Geraldton

19 February 2014

The Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service (GRAMS) in Western Australia has recently employed a new model of service delivery which centres on an Indigenous Health Worker, and has resulted in an increase in the number of patients seen and better follow-up and continuity of care.
 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers vital to 'closing the gap' in health and education

17 February 2014

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) asserts that the role of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers is vital in engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in 'closing the gap' on life expectancy.
 

Aboriginal Health Worker Frank Hollingworth celebrates 51 years in the health service

14 February 2014

Frank Hollingsworth, an Aboriginal Health Worker and Elder of the Kuuku Ya'u and Kaanju communities, has worked for over 51 years in health services.
 

National Close the Gap day 2014

10 February 2014

This year the National Close the Gap Day will be held on Thursday 20 March 2014.
 

Toowoomba centre aims to break down health barriers

4 February 2014

The Carbal Medical Centre in Toowoomba Queensland is implementing a new holistic approach to health care that includes a focus on social and lifestyle factors and mental health.
 

Career opportunities for Indigenous Australians in new research centre

3 February 2014

The newly formed National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Centre of Research Excellence in Aboriginal Chronic Disease Knowledge and Research Exchange, is seeking two Indigenous research fellows to develop a career in research with a focus on improving health outcomes.
 

Scholarships aim to boost the number of Indigenous midwives in remote communities

28 January 2014

The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney is offering scholarships to Indigenous Health Workers specialising in women's health.
 

New courses for Indigenous Health Workers to cater for cultural requirements

23 January 2014

CRANAplus has successfully adapted its remote emergency care (REC) and maternity emergency care (MEC) courses for Indigenous Health Workers to cater for the cultural requirements of Indigenous men.
 

Have your say on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health curriculum framework

21 January 2014

Health Workforce Australia (HWA) in conjunction with Curtin University are leading the development of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health curriculum framework for the integration into entry level health profession training.
 

NATSIHWA to hold professional networking forums in 2014

20 January 2014

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) is to hold a number of professional networking forums across Australia in 2014.
 

More help to quit smoking

6 January 2014

Maryanne Clements, the newly appointed Tobacco Action Worker at the Port Lincoln Aboriginal Health Service in South Australia, says that a new coffee table book has encouraged six new clients to seek help in quitting smoking in the past two weeks.
 

New chronic disease program for the Indigenous residents of Warwick

6 January 2014

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.
 

Indigenous jobs focus in the Latrobe Valley

10 December 2013

More employment opportunities are expected for the Indigenous population of the Latrobe Valley in Victoria following the recent launch of the Victorian Aboriginal economic strategy.
 

First graduate for Balnaves scholarship highlights importance of more practising Indigenous doctors

9 December 2013

Andrew Julian, 24, is the first student to successfully graduate with the Balnaves scholarship, which is specifically aimed at supporting Indigenous medical students successfully complete their degree, and assisting in Closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
 

National Indigenous Allied Health Awards recognising excellence in the workforce

9 December 2013

Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) held its first national Indigenous Allied Health Awards ceremony late last month, as part of their 2013 National Conference Gala Dinner at the Adelaide Hilton, recognising five Indigenous allied health students and workers.
 

Noel Hayman to receive Gatton gold medal award

9 December 2013

Dr Noel Hayman, a champion of improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people will receive the Gatton gold medal this week at the Gatton campus of the University of Queensland (UQ).
 

Aboriginal health is everybody's business

4 December 2013

Health Workforce Australia is hoping to make positive progress in Indigenous health by ensuring that Indigenous Australians receive culturally safe services, no matter where they access their healthcare.
 

Collaboration Agreement signals new era for allied health in Australia

3 December 2013

The first Collaboration Agreement between Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) and the Australian Council of Pro-Vice-Chancellors and Deans of Health Sciences (ACPDHS) was signed last week at the 2013 IAHA national conference in Adelaide, South Australia.
 

Diabetes expert calls for bigger Indigenous workforce

28 November 2013

Professor Paul Zimmet, Director Emeritus of the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute has called for an increase in the 'basic grass roots workforce' of community based Indigenous Health Workers, to help drive major lifestyle changes and reduce the chronic disease burden among Indigenous Australians.
 

Elders relish new meeting place in Thomastown

27 November 2013

Indigenous elders in the Whittlesea area of Victoria will soon have a new place to hold their twice weekly meetings which celebrate culture, community and stories, and maintain social connections.
 

Indigenous charity inspired by Bali bombing loss

26 November 2013

Former banker and lawyer Andrew Penfold was inspired to start the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF), after losing 12 friends in the 2002 Bali bombings and raising $2 million for the families of victims.
 

Take part in an oral health survey

20 November 2013

Health Workforce Australia (HWA) is inviting people to take part in an oral health survey to assess the availability and access to dental services across Australia, particularly in regional, rural and remote communities.
 

Online registration renewal for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners closes 30 November

19 November 2013

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners have until Saturday 30 November 2013 to register online for general registration with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia.
 

Cultural immersion camp 2013

18 November 2013

Northern Territory General Practice Education (NTGPE) has hosted the 2013 Cultural immersion camp in community of Belyuen; a community of approximately 225 people located 128 km by road from Darwin.
 

Indigenous students carving out healthy careers

18 November 2013

Indigenous students from Wauchope High School who have an interest in health careers have attended a workshop aimed at providing them with an understanding of the variety of health careers available and the necessary study pathways.
 

Indigenous language and culture nest launched

8 November 2013

A new Indigenous language and culture nest has been launched in Dubbo New South Wales (NSW).
 

Indigenous Jobs and Training Review consultation dates announced

7 November 2013

Consultation dates have been announced for the Indigenous Jobs and Training review.
 

Mallee District Aboriginal Services opens new health care centre amid rising demand

6 November 2013

Mallee District Aboriginal Services (MDAS) opened their new purpose-built health centre on Orange Avenue in Mildura yesterday.
 

Better access to health services for Guyra residents

4 November 2013

Residents in the Guyra region of New South Wales are receiving improved healthcare services following the recent establishment of the New England Medicare Local (NEML).
 

Help to improve the wellbeing of Aboriginal communities

30 October 2013

The Mootang tarimi (living longer) outreach screening program is helping to improve Indigenous health in the Nepean-Blue Mountains area of New South Wales, by providing a mobile health screening service run by a nurse and an Aboriginal education officer.
 

Indigenous male health conference addresses gambling

28 October 2013

An Indigenous male health conference held in Brisbane has discussed the destruction caused by gambling on families and communities.
 

New Indigenous health centre making a difference

28 October 2013

The Southern Queensland Centre of Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Primary Health Care, designed by Hames Sharley, has recently been completed.
 

Aboriginal Health Workers forum closing the gap

23 October 2013

The annual New South Wales Aboriginal Health Workers forum is being held in Dubbo this year from 22 October to 23 October 2013.
 

Indigenous Engagement Officer Djapirri Mununggirritj helping to build positive change in Yirrkala

21 October 2013

As a part of the Australian Government's Stronger futures in the Northern Territory bill, many communities in the Northern Territory have employed an Indigenous Engagement Officer (IEO) who listens to community members and reports back to the government on matters that affect the community.
 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander GPs awarded RACGP Fellowship

21 October 2013

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has awarded nine RACGP Fellowships to people of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent in the past year.
 

Language lessons improving student behaviour

17 October 2013

A high school in Orange New South Wales that has been offering Wiradjuri language lessons to its staff has reported improved student-teacher relationships, reduced absenteeism and increased student engagement, among Indigenous students.
 

NACCHO launches new Aboriginal health in Aboriginal hands app

17 October 2013

The chair of National Aboriginal Community Controlled health organisation (NACCHO) this week joined with the AFL Indigenous All Stars at its International rules training session in Melbourne to launch Australia's first Aboriginal Health app.
 

Nominations for Indigenous Allied Health Awards close soon

14 October 2013

Nominations for the Indigenous Allied Health Awards close 8 November 2013 ahead of the awards night to be held on 26 November 2013.
 

Healing Foundation micro grant funding now open to commemorate and celebrate 2014 anniversary of the National Apology

14 October 2013

The Healing Foundation has announced that their Apology micro grant funding round is open to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and communities to commemorate and celebrate the 2014 anniversary of the National Apology.
 

AMA scholarship for Indigenous Melbourne medical student

14 October 2013

Doctor of Medicine student Ngaree Blow has won the 2013 Australian Medical Association (AMA) Indigenous peoples medical scholarship.
 

Review of Indigenous training and employment

10 October 2013

The Federal Government has commissioned a review of Indigenous training and employment, as a part of it's commitment to boosting jobs for Indigenous Australians.
 

Indigenous call for medical cultural competency

9 October 2013

The Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM) is calling for more cultural competency in medical treatment.
 

Inaugural Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner Board of Australia forum to be held in Adelaide

9 October 2013

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia is to hold it's first ever stakeholder forum in Adelaide, South Australia on 23 October 2013.
 

Tiwi Island Training and Employment Board (TITEB) graduation 2013

8 October 2013

The Tiwi Island Training and Employment Board (TITEB) held it's bi-annual graduation ceremony on 25 September 2013.
 

Online renewal of registration for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners is now open

7 October 2013

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia has announced that online renewal of registration is now open.
 

July 2013 meeting of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia

25 September 2013

The outcomes of the recent July 2013 meeting of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia have been released.
 

Batchelor Institute graduate - inspiring future students

23 September 2013

Bernadine Hooker, recent graduate of Education Support from the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education, has put a photo of herself receiving her award on the wall of the school classroom she works in.
 

Indigenous work experience opportunity at Onemda VicHealth Koori Health Unit

18 September 2013

The Onemda VicHealth Koori Health Unit (at the University of Melbourne) in partnership with the Murrup Barak Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development is offering two Indigenous Australian high school students with a two week paid work experience opportunity.
 

Sign language 'alive' in Indigenous communities

18 September 2013

Elizabeth Ellis, a Ngaanyatjarra elder, has welcomed the launch of an online database that documents the traditional use of her sign language, a first of it's kind in Australia.
 

Stand together against racism (STAR) project fighting racism in health care and health professional education

18 September 2013

The Standing together against racism (STAR) project supports Australia's new anti-racism strategy - Racism: it stops with me, by taking a hard stance on racism inside the health care industry.
 

Carbal Medical Centre and SQIT sign a MOU

17 September 2013

Carbal Medical Centre and the South Queensland Institute of Tafe (SQIT) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), which will benefit students studying Indigenous primary health care.
 

Central Graduation 2013

17 September 2013

Indigenous students from the Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia gathered to receive their formal qualifications at the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education graduation ceremony in Alice Springs on Friday 6 September.
 

The Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health council external report 2013 highlights success of community controlled health services

16 September 2013

The Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC) external report 2013 (the Report) on primary health care data extracted from community controlled clinics across Queensland shows significant gains in health access and improvements, whilst demonstrating there is more work needed in coming years.
 

Batchelor Institute graduates - the lightning for others to follow

16 September 2013

Families, friends and classmates have gathered to celebrate the achievements of 30 students from the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education who make up the graduating class of 2013.
 

New exhibition tells ancient Indigenous stories using modern technology

16 September 2013

The Melbourne Museum has opened a new exhibition called First Peoples detailing Indigenous Australian history throughout Victoria and Australia.
 

Antarrengeny Awely - Alyawarr women's songs book launched

12 September 2013

A book of songs from the Alyawarr women of Antarrengeny Awely, central Australia, was recently launched at the Alparra learning centre in the Indigenous community of Utopia, Northern Territory.
 

Deadly Health Award winners for 2013

11 September 2013

This year's Deadly Awards saw a number of Indigenous people recognised for their contributions to the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
 

Batchelor Institute winner of Northern Territory 'training provider of the year' award

11 September 2013

The Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education was the 2013 recipient of the ‘training provider of the year' award at the Northern Territory Training Awards held on 7 September.
 

Snapshot of the profession

11 September 2013

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia has released a snapshot of the profession.
 

Registration for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners due

10 September 2013

Registration for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health practitioners with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia is due by 30 November 2013.
 

Allied health workforce mostly women

10 September 2013

In most allied health professions more women are employed than men according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia sets fee for 2013 - 2014

6 September 2013

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia has announced that the registration fee for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners for 2013-2014 will remain the same as in the previous year.
 

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) national conference cancelled

4 September 2013

The proposed National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) national conference scheduled for 2013 will now take place in 2014.
 

National Congress annual meeting of delegates held in Cairns

3 September 2013

The National Congress of Australia's First Peoples held it's annual meeting of delegates (NC13) in Cairns from 19 July to 21 July 2013.
 

Legacy of Aboriginal health worker Aunty Pat lives on

28 August 2013

The great lakes district in New South Wales (NSW) recently mourned the death of Worimi Elder and Aboriginal health worker Aunty Pat Davis-Hurst, but her husband Ray Hurst is determined for her legacy to live on, by donating copies of Aunty Pat's book 'Sunrise Station Revisited' to students in local schools in the area.
 

Mobile clinic for Indigenous health launched in Gladstone, Queensland

27 August 2013

QGC Pty Ltd, in partnership with Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC), has provided $475,000 to fit-out a mobile health clinic in Gladstone, and fund the first two years of clinical services by doctors, nurses and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers.
 

Just released: 2013 Review of physical activity among Indigenous people

23 August 2013

The Review of physical activity among Indigenous people is now available for viewing and for download from the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet web resource.
 

Aboriginal tongue engages young

15 August 2013

Year 7 students in Woolgoolga High School in NSW are learning Gumbaynggirr, a traditional Aboriginal language.
 

Nominees announced for Health Worker of the year 2013

5 August 2013

The nominees for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Health Worker of the year for 2013 have been announced.
 

Voting open for the 2013 Deadly Awards

23 July 2013

Voting for the 2013 Deadly Awards is now open.
 

Eye care training boost for health workers

18 July 2013

The Brien Holden Vision Institute is working towards strengthening the skills of Aboriginal eye health workers and health care workers established within Aboriginal medical services, based on a new educational course in eye care skills and practices.
 

2013 National NAIDOC week theme

9 July 2013

The 2013 theme proudly celebrates the 50th anniversary of the presentation of the Yirrkala Bark Petitions to the Federal Parliament in August 1963 by the Yolngu people of Yirrkala in northeast Arnhem Land.
 

New clinical web resource helping health practitioners to reduce Indigenous chronic disease

26 June 2013

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.
 

2013-2030 Healthy futures 10 point plan and Healthy for life report card launched

25 June 2013

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) released the Healthy futures 10 point plan and the Healthy for life report card on 19 June 2013.The 10-point plan was created with the knowledge and experience of the Aboriginal community controlled health sector, from the communities and locations where the current health gains are being achieved.
 

WA HealthInfoNet post-workshop survey - we need your feedback

24 June 2013

If you have participated in a HealthInfoNet workshop in WA we need your feedback - please take a few minutes to complete this survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Western-Australian-health-workers-survey This survey seeks to find out about the use of our website by workshop participants.
 

Funding boost to the University of Canberra-Aurora Project Partnership

5 June 2013

The Hon Sharon Bird, Minister for Higher Education and Skills has announced a funding boost of $400,000 for the successful University of Canberra-Aurora Project Partnership.
 

Independent Review of Health Workforce Programs Released

29 May 2013

The Minister for Health Tanya Plibersek has released the final report of the independent review into Australian Government's health workforce programs.
 

Flexible careers pathways project

16 May 2013

Around twenty five people attended a workshop in Adelaide recently to hear about the progress of an Indigenous health workforce development project.
 

Summit in Central Australia to unite bush voices for change

13 May 2013

A summit in Central Australia, will bring Aboriginal people together to identify positive solutions to local problems faced in their home communities and the wider community of Alice Springs.
 

Pangula Mannamurna Health Service in Mt Gambier using eHealth records

24 April 2013

The Pangula Mannamurna Health Service in Mt Gambier, South Australia (SA), is now using the national eHealth record system, the Personally controlled electronic health record (PCEHR), allowing healthcare practitioners to upload shared health summaries to their clients' PCEHRs.
 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health requires ongoing commitment from all Australian governments

17 April 2013

The Close the Gap campaign is urging the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) to place Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health on the agenda for the meeting to be held Friday 19 April 2013 in order to close the life expectancy gap by 2030.
 

Senior health workers to complete the nationally accredited training

4 April 2013

The Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) through their Hospital skills program are rolling out training in the Health workforce training (HWA) and assessment project.
 

Australian Institute for Health and Welfare releases state-based reports on Indigenous health outcomes

4 April 2013

The Australian Institute for Health and Welfare (AIHW) this week released jurisdictional versions of data on indicators relevant to the health status, determinants of health, and health systems performance for Indigenous Australians.
 

New group to lobby for kidney action

25 March 2013

The Kidney Action Network has been formed to lobby governments to improve the lives and treatment of renal patients from remote Indigenous communities.
 

WA Health invests in Indigenous employment programs

19 March 2013

Western Australian (WA) Health has partnered with leading employment service provider, the Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES), to deliver Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment programs.
 

New Murri clinic delivers more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services

19 March 2013

Indigenous residents in the Brisbane suburb of Acacia Ridge are enjoying better access to community health services with the opening of a revamped health clinic at the Murri School.
 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board seeks Accreditation Committee member

26 February 2013

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia is calling for nominations or expressions of interest to join the Accreditation Committee.
 

Free HealthInfoNet workshops in Albany, WA - 11-13 March 2013

20 February 2013

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet will be in Albany, Western Australia delivering free workshops from the 11th - 13th March 2013.
 

Improving health outcomes in Victoria's Indigenous community

30 January 2013

Jill Gallagher, head of the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO), has been awarded an Order of Australia for distinguished service to Victoria's Indigenous community.
 

HealthInfoNet workshops in the South West of WA - Bunbury and Busselton

24 January 2013

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet will be in the South West of WA delivering free workshops from the 11th - 15th February 2013.
 

Pilbara physiotherapist receives Rotary Allied Health Professional of the Year Award for 2012

10 December 2012

A physiotherapist who has been working with remote communities in the Pilbara region of Western Australia (WA) for 33 years has won one of WA's most prestigious health awards.
 

NACCHO 2011-12 Annual Report released

27 November 2012

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) annual report was released to members with a speech by chairperson, Justin Mohamed, in Brisbane.
 

Surveys released to assess the 'Indigenous chronic disease package' (ICDP)

22 November 2012

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).
 

Seven projects underway from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce project

21 November 2012

Seven projects are now being implemented by Health Workforce Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce program in response to findings from their Growing our future: final report.
 

CQUni part of project developing network of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers

19 November 2012

CQUniversity will be part of a newly-funded special research initiative for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers network.
 

New standards for Alcohol Management Plans in NT proposed as part of Stronger Futures package

9 November 2012

The Australian Government released draft minimum standards for Alcohol Management Plans (AMPs) yesterday (8 November), which are designed to help improve safety for Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory (NT).
 

WA Sexual health forum and HealthInfoNet cafe, 7 November

6 November 2012

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet are attending the WA Sexual health forum at the Maritime Museum in Fremantle, WA, on 7 November 2012.
 

Opportunity to develop skills recognition and training program for Indigenous Health Workers

31 October 2012

Health Workforce Australia (HWA) is seeking expressions of interest to deliver skills assessment, recognition and/or upskilling training services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers who wish to meet the qualification requirements for registration as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner.
 

Have your say on Indigenous Health Worker training this November

31 October 2012

The Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council is reviewing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker qualifications and competency standards to ensure they are current and relevant to existing and emerging job roles.
 

Kimberley GP awarded RACGP General Practice Registrar of the Year Award 2012

31 October 2012

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) General Practice Registrar of the Year Award 2012 was awarded to Dr Catherine Engelke from the Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Service Council (KAMSC) on Saturday 27 October.
 

New approach starting to 'close the gap' in Western Australian (WA) Indigenous health

22 October 2012

Health Minister, Kim Hames, has released results of the Council of Australian Government's (COAG) Closing the Gap National Partnership Agreement with the State Government, which provided $117.43 million to ‘close the gap' between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal health.
 

Documentary about AHWs on Rural Health Channel on October 30th

17 October 2012

A half-hour documentary showcasing the role and function of specific Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers (A TSIHWs) will be screened on the Rural Health Channel (RHC) on October 30th.
 

NPY Women's Council and WA's Yiriman project win major Indigenous governance awards

17 October 2012

One of Australia's oldest and most respected Aboriginal organisations, the NPY Women's Council, and the West Kimberley youth program, Yiriman project, have won the 2012 Indigenous Governance Awards (IGAs).
 

Outstanding Indigenous health achievements honoured at this year's Deadlys

28 September 2012

A passionate Indigenous health worker from Queensland and a WA antenatal program took out coveted health awards at the 18th annual Deadlys at the Sydney Opera House on 25 September 2012.
 

HealthInfoNet workshops coming to the Gascoyne/Midwest in November

20 September 2012

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet workshops are coming to the Gascoyne/Midwest region in November.
 

New online resource for Australia's Indigenous Healthy Lifestyle Workers

13 September 2012

An online portal to support Australia's Healthy Lifestyle Workers was launched this week by the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet.
 

NATSIHP discussion paper released, consultation dates set

11 September 2012

Input is now being sought into the development of the new National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health plan (the Plan), following the launch of a discussion paper, online submissions process and national consultation dates this week.
 

Lisa Briggs announced as new CEO of NACCHO

5 September 2012

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) has announced the name of its new CEO.
 

HealthInfoNet workshops in the Pilbara (now including Newman)

4 September 2012

The HealthInfoNet will be in the Pilbara next week delivering free workshops from September 10th to the 17th.
 

First Indigenous environmental health university graduate for Western Australia

31 August 2012

Troy Hill is the very first Aboriginal person from Western Australia (WA) to graduate at a tertiary level in environmental health.
 

HealthInfoNet featured in the second edition of the West Australian Indigenous storybook

29 August 2012

On Friday 24 August, the Hon Robyn McSweeney MLC, Minister for Communities, launched the second edition of the West Australian Indigenous storybook.
 

Top Sydney chefs join to mentor Indigenous trainee chefs

28 August 2012

A group of top chefs have decided to do something constructive to address Indigenous unemployment - they have assembled the National Indigenous Culinary Institute apprenticeship scheme.
 

HealthInfoNet workshops in the Pilbara

27 August 2012

There are still places available to participate in upcoming Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (AIH) workshops in the Pillbara region of Western Australia (WA).
 

Jump in number of Indigenous medical students

22 August 2012

The number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical students in Australia has increased significantly over the last decade.
 

Accor Hotels supports HealthInfoNet workshops in Western Australia

7 August 2012

The HealthInfoNet would like to acknowledge the support of Accor Hotels in providing reduced accommodation rates at the Mecure Broome and the All Seasons in Kununurra, Geraldton and Port Hedland.
 

HealthInfoNet attending the Western Australian drug and alcohol conference on 7 August

6 August 2012

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet will be running a cafe tomorrow the 7 August (2012) at the Western Australian drug and alcohol conference.
 

Places still available for upcoming HealthInfoNet workshops in the Kimberley

1 August 2012

There are still places available to participate in upcoming HealthInfoNet (AIH) workshops in the Kimberley region of Western Australia (WA).
 

HealthInfoNet workshops in the Kimberley

31 July 2012

The HealthInfoNet will be in the Kimberley next week delivering free workshops from August 6th to the 17th.
 

Indigenous Health Worker registration now a must

27 July 2012

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practice professionals are now being regulated nationally.
 

Tailor the health care to close the gap

13 July 2012

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.
 

Time to enter Lowitja's Indigenous health awards for researchers and students

11 July 2012

The Lowitja Institute has announced two national competitive awards for researchers and students whose area of interest is Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.
 

Art or essay about Indigenous health sought for Dr Ross Ingram prize

11 July 2012

The Dr Ross Ingram Memorial Prize is for an outstanding essay or artwork on Indigenous health by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person.
 

HealthInfoNet will run a cafe at the Rural Health West Aboriginal health conference

5 July 2012

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet are attending the Rural Health West Aboriginal health conference in Perth, WA, this Saturday 7 July 2012.
 

Indigenous mental health graduates now have a national voice

26 June 2012

Indigenous graduates from the Bachelor of Health Science (Mental Health) across the country will now have a national voice thanks to the Indigenous Allied Health Australia Inc (IAHA).
 

Western Australian Department of Health's Aboriginal cadetship program proves a success

15 June 2012

The Western Australian (WA) Department of Health's Aboriginal cadetship program has proved so successful a second intake of cadets is being rolled out ahead of schedule.
 

Handbook for Aboriginal alcohol and drug work launched at NIDAC conference today

7 June 2012

The Handbook for Aboriginal alcohol and drug work was launched today (7 June 2012) at the National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (NIDAC) conference in Fremantle, Western Australia (WA).
 

Survey of health professionals and the National Relay Service for people with hearing or speech impairments

6 June 2012

The National Relay Service (NRS) is developing a new online learning module for health professionals.
 

National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol (NIDAC) conference underway tomorrow, 6 June

5 June 2012

The 2nd National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (NIDAC) conference is underway from tomorrow 6 June, 2012, at the Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle, in Western Australia (WA).
 

New National guide for preventive health assessments for Indigenous people released

31 May 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.
 

Volunteer opportunities in Oodnadatta available for young Indigenous people

30 May 2012

Australian Volunteers International (AVI) are looking for four Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to work as volunteers in Oodnadatta, South Australia, during July and September in 2012.
 

Grants available to fund innovative health programs for Indigenous Western Australians

10 May 2012

The Aboriginal Health Division of the Western Australian (WA) Department of Health is working in partnership with Indigenous communities and health service providers to ensure Indigenous people receive culturally appropriate health care.
 

Applications for Western Australian nursing and midwifery fellowships now open

9 May 2012

Applications are now open for six nursing and midwifery fellowships, offered by the Nursing and Midwifery Office of Western Australia's (WA) Department of Health.
 

Cancer Council WA is running courses on cancer education for Aboriginal Health Workers

9 May 2012

The Cancer Council of Western Australia (WA) is calling for applications for their metropolitan Cancer education course for Aboriginal health professionals.
 

Advancement in infomation access for Queensland health practitioners

4 May 2012

Queensland's health practitioners will now have quick access to patient information, helping to provide fast and accurate medical assessments in remote Indigenous communities.
 

Aboriginal cadets carve a career in WA health

23 April 2012

Kickstarting her career and receiving a guaranteed income while she studied were reasons behind Naomi Smith's decision to undertake an Aboriginal cadetship with the Western Australian (WA) Department of Health.
 

Review of HLT07 Health Training Package for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers

20 April 2012

The Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council (CS HISC) is reviewing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker (A TSIHW) qualifications and competency standards to ensure they are current and relevant to existing and emerging job roles.
 

New Indigenous traineeships for Perth's South Metro Area Health Service

11 April 2012

Numbers of Indigenous employees in Perth's South Metropolitan Area Health Service (SMAHS) will increase because of a new traineeship program launched last week.
 

Indigenous liaison bridges cultural divide in Queensland ED

10 April 2012

In a Queensland first, three Indigenous liaison officers have started work in the Townsville hospital's emergency department to help bridge the cultural divide and support Indigenous patients undergoing emergency care.
 

New traineeships in Certificates II-IV in Indigenous primary health care in WA

10 April 2012

Aboriginal Health Workers in Western Australia (WA) will have access to more training options with the launch last month of three new primary health care (PHC) traineeships.
 

Winners of 2012 NSW Aboriginal health awards announced

10 April 2012

Individuals, teams and communities in New South Wales (NSW) who have demonstrated excellence in 'closing the gap' in Indigenous health outcomes were celebrated at an Awards ceremony late last month.
 

National Indigenous health worker secretariat launched

4 April 2012

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) Secretariat was launched by The Hon.
 

National Indigenous health award winners announced

3 April 2012

The winners of the 3rd Annual Excellence in Indigenous Health Awards 2012 were announced on 28th March 2012 in Sydney.
 

Indigenous graduates to take part in 'Prison officer in training program'

29 March 2012

Six Indigenous Territorians are on their way to a career in correctional services after recently completing the inaugural Pre-prison officer in training program.
 

Medicines training for Aboriginal Health Workers a success

29 March 2012

The National Prescribing Service (NPS) has announced that its training programs are successfully enhancing the abilities of Aboriginal Health Workers (AHWs) to help patients manage their medicines.
 

Work continues to 'close the gap' in access to medicines

29 March 2012

A continued robust partnership between the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia will see improvements in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people getting the prescription medicines they need, along with tailored advice and assistance.
 

Expanded Aboriginal mental health workforce for New South Wales

22 March 2012

The New South Wales (NSW) Minister for Mental Health, Kevin Humphries, today launched a major initiative to encourage recruitment of Aboriginal health workers to the mental health sector.
 

HealthInfoNet workshops: helping to 'close the gap' in Indigenous health

20 March 2012

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.
 

JUSTICEwa scholarships awarded to Indigenous criminal law students

15 March 2012

JUSTICEwa, organisers of the International justice conference, have established an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholarship in the hope of encouraging careers in criminal law and human rights.
 

Recipients of Strong spirit strong mind awards announced

15 March 2012

The Strong spirit strong mind awards were announced on the 14 March 2012 at the Western Australian (WA) Aboriginal drug and alcohol worker forum.
 

Tracking the progress of the Government's Indigenous chronic disease package

13 March 2012

The second annual report on the Australian Government's progress towards implementing the Indigenous chronic disease package has recently been released.
 

Students graduate for a healing future

7 March 2012

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) recently graduated with professional qualifications that will see them provide culturally relevant counselling and therapeutic services to their communities.
 

WA's pioneer Indigenous mental health workers

24 February 2012

Twenty Western Australian Indigenous people have enrolled in tertiary mental health courses following the success of two trail-blazing Indigenous mental health workers in the Pilbara.
 

WA health workers survey

23 February 2012

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet is undertaking a pilot workshop program in WA to help those working in Indigenous health to get the most from our website.
 

Registrations now open for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners

23 February 2012

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia is now accepting registration applications from health workers.
 

New Indigenous mental health web resource launched

22 February 2012

A new web resource for Indigenous social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) workers is now available on the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet website.
 

Finalists announced, Excellence in Indigenous Health Awards

17 February 2012

The 3rd Annual Excellence in Indigenous Health Awards 2012 finalists have now been announced.
 

New national standards now published for Indigenous Health Workers

9 February 2012

Indigenous Health Workers can now find out exactly what is required of them in order to meet the new national standards for their profession.
 

NBN delivers hearing and vision services to the bush

3 February 2012

The Government today launched the Remote hearing and vision services for children initiative, to be delivered through the the National Broadband Network (NBN).
 

Remote health pioneer retires, NT

3 February 2012

Having contributed to the health and wellbeing of Northern Territorians for more than thirty years, Central Australian identity Margie McLean has decided to pass on the baton.
 

Record number of Djirruwang Indigenous mental health graduates

12 January 2012

The new head of a unique program at Charles Sturt University (CSU) to increase the size of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health workforce has ticked more than a few boxes in 2011.
 

Time to nominate excellent local governments (Indigenous, rural health, roads and more...)

12 January 2012

Entries are now being sought for a competition that recognises local government achievements in Indigenous community engagement, reconciliation, rural and remote health and improving services to remote communities.
 

Time to nominate for Indigenous health awards

10 January 2012

Submissions are now being sought for the third Annual Excellence in Indigenous Health Awards.
 

Indigenous nursing pathway a success

22 December 2011

The success of an innovative program to get more Indigenous nurses into the health system is being celebrated following the graduation of six women with a Diploma of Enrolled Nursing last week.
 

New trust fund remembers respected Indigenous midwife

16 December 2011

Sister Alison Bush, a respected Indigenous woman and one of the longest serving and influential midwives in New South Wales, has been honoured with the launch of the Alison Bush Memorial Trust Fund recently.
 

Pilbara Indigenous employment program 2011 scholarships awarded

13 December 2011

The Western Australian Country Health Service recently awarded seven Aboriginal employees a scholarship.
 

Healthy Lifestyle Worker toolkit launched

13 December 2011

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.
 

New alcohol and other drug worker positions for north-west WA under Royalties for regions program

9 December 2011

Up to 31 alcohol and other drug worker positions will be created to expand treatment, prevention and counselling services across the Kimberley and Pilbara regions of Western Australia.
 

Award for Pilbara's Indigenous health jobs program

1 December 2011

An innovative employment program, which is helping to retain and attract Aboriginal people to the health sector in Western Australia (WA), took out a major prize at last night's 2011 WA Health Awards.
 

High praise for Aboriginal Health Workers

25 November 2011

The Northern Territory's Minister for Health, Kon Vatskalis, has congratulated the recipients of this year's Aboriginal Health Worker (AHW) Excellence Awards, presented at a function at Darwin's Parliament House this week.
 

Indigenous social worker from WA acknowledged for remarkable contributions

10 November 2011

Associate Professor Dawn Bessarab from the Aboriginal Health and Education Unit, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, has won a 2011 Social Worker of the Year award.
 

NSW Aboriginal Health Awards now open for nominations

9 November 2011

Closing the gap in health outcomes between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people is a key priority for New South Wales (NSW).
 

Aboriginal Community Worker of the Year awarded at Coffs Harbour

8 November 2011

Garry Matthews has won the Aboriginal Community Worker of the Year Award 2011 in recognition of his contribution to his local Coffs Harbour community in New South Wales (NSW).
 

Children of the Dreaming recognised for closing the gap in health

1 November 2011

An organisation based in Ipswich, Queensland, has received an award for their outstanding commitment to closing the gap in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.
 

Sydney hospital promotes health jobs for Indigenous people

1 November 2011

More than 70 people recently attended an Open Day at a Sydney hospital where health jobs were promoted to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
 

Forum highlights need for Indigenous engagement in water planning

26 October 2011

Indigenous people play a vital role in managing water resources and must be engaged in water allocation planning to capitalise on future economic development opportunities and to protect environmental and cultural values for generations to come.
 

More Indigenous Australians accessing targeted health services

26 October 2011

There was a significant increase in the use of services targeted at Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in 2009-10 compared with the previous year, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
 

Healthy conversation point

24 October 2011

A new website, byalawa.com, is promoting communication between medical professionals and their Aboriginal patients.
 

Government releases NT consultation report

24 October 2011

The Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs Jenny Macklin released the Stronger futures in the Northern Territory consultation report in Alice Springs last week.
 

Community controlled health sector in Queensland demonstrates real influence

20 October 2011

A new blueprint for Indigenous health reform in Queensland has just been launched by Queensland's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Partnerships Minister, Curtis Pitt.
 

New primary health care services for south-east Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

20 October 2011

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in south-east Queensland will have better access to health checks, general practice services, dental health, allied health and follow-up care with the opening of two new clinics in Brisbane.
 

Nominate now for 2012 Western Australia (WA) Rural Health West Doctors' Service Awards

17 October 2011

The Western Australia (WA) Rural Health West Doctors' Services Awards are now open for nominations.
 

Breastscreen supports rural and remote communities

10 October 2011

More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are participating in BreastScreen Queensland's breast cancer screening program, as a result of the efforts and support from local Indigenous female community health workers.
 

Indigenous STI plans need evidence

7 October 2011

Indigenous health expert, James Ward from the University of New South Wales's Kirby Institute, says programs that have a proven track record must be rolled out nationally to address high rates of sexually transmissible infections (STIs) in Aboriginal communities.
 

Indigenous theatre promotes safe sex and self-respect message

5 October 2011

A group of young performers and health workers are using their artistic skills to teach young Pilbara people about leading a healthy lifestyle.
 

School workshops encourage Indigenous kids to work in health

4 October 2011

Indigenous secondary students are being encouraged to consider pursuing a career in health, as part of the Australian Government's Attracting more people to work in Indigenous health campaign.
 

Health workers honoured at the Deadly Awards

28 September 2011

The 17th Deadly Awards were held at the Sydney Opera House on the 27 September 2011, recognising outstanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander achievements in sport, the arts, music and health.
 

Action needed to improve Aboriginal Health Worker training

27 September 2011

Key opportunities to improve Aboriginal health would be lost unless there is immediate action to improve Aboriginal Health Worker training, said Aboriginal Medical Services Northern Territory (AMSANT) board member, Ms Paula Arnol.
 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia has now released its draft registration standards for consultation

21 September 2011

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia (the Board) has released a consultation paper on proposed registration standards for: continuing professional development criminal history English language skills professional indemnity insurance (PII) recency of practice.
 

Chronic Disease Network Recognition Awards for Aboriginal Health Workers

16 September 2011

The Chronic Disease Network (CDN) Recognition Awards have been held annually since 2008.
 

'Year of the Aboriginal Health Worker' launched in the Northern Territory

6 September 2011

The important contributions made to the Aboriginal health workforce in the Northern Territory (NT) have been celebrated in Katherine with the launch of the 'Year of the Aboriginal Health Worker'.
 

Aboriginal Health Workers Board of the Northern Territory annual newsletter published

31 August 2011

The latest edition of the annual Aboriginal Health Workers Board of the Northern Territory newsletter is now published.
 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practice board to join national scheme

2 August 2011

The Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council has announced the appointment of 39 inaugural members to the national boards for four health professions including the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board.
 

Push to get more Indigenous people into health careers

26 July 2011

A $4.3 million campaign has been launched to attract more Indigenous people to careers in Indigenous health.
 

Aboriginal Health Worker receives top praise

26 August 2010

Phyllis Tighe from Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service Co-operative Limited (WAMS) in western NSW has received the 2010 Director General's Award for Aboriginal Health.
 

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers Association formally acknowledged

1 February 2010

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers Association (NATSIHWA) has been formally launched by the Minister for Indigenous Health Warren Snowdon on Friday 29 January 2010.
 

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association formed

17 June 2009

May 2009 saw the formation of the interim Board of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Association.
 

Launch of the joint food security for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

The Public Health Association of Australia, in partnership with the Dietitians Association of Australia, Australian Red Cross, Indigenous Allied Health Australia, Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation and National Heart Foundation of Australia are inviting interested parties to this joint policy launch.
 

Award winning student participation in Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) awareness

Kowanyama public school kids, in Cape York Queensland (Qld) got involved to help raise awareness around Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in a poster competition that aimed to spread the message that drinking alcohol during pregnancy harms babies.
 

National Lead Clinicians Group - 2014 Awards for excellence now open

The National Lead Clinicians Group - 2014 Awards for excellence are now open.
 

A day to walk together

A strong line-up of Indigenous performers has been announced for the Town of Bassendean’s 2015 Naidoc family day in Ashfield on Thursday 9 July.
 

Masters or PhD opportunity - The Collamon study: Burns in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

Are you an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person and interested in pursuing a research degree? The research team at The George Institute for Global Health (University of Sydney) are seeking expressions of interest from candidates to undertake a PhD on a recently commenced National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funded project examining burns in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children across four states.
 

Elders inspire Warwick kids' interest in Aboriginal culture

Warwick State High School, Western Australia, celebrated Aboriginal culture yesterday for the school's own National Aborigines and Islanders Observance Committee (NAIDOC) day.
 

Aboriginal communities become more comfortable accessing mental health services, Mount Gambier health chief believes

Aboriginal communities become more comfortable discussing mental health, a Mount Gambier health organisation says.
 

Japangardi Miller 1922-2015: saved a generation

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People please be aware that this article is in reference to a person who is now deceased.
 

Health services explore new technology to overcome language barrier in Indigenous healthcare

With a life expectancy gap of about 10 years and poor health outcomes, some health services are looking towards new forms of technology to bridge the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous health services in Australia.
 

Indigenous nurses make history in Thursday Island Hospital general ward

A group of nurses at Thursday Island Hospital have made history, becoming the first all-Indigenous team to run the hospital's general ward.
 

Seeking expressions of interest

Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) are seeking expressions of interest for a short-term research based opportunity.
 

Tenders open for new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services

The Palaszczuk Government is calling on organisations to apply for a share of $150 million to deliver support to Indigenous children and families.
 

Applications for the IAHA professional development scholarships now open

The Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) Professional Development Scholarships are designed to encourage and support IAHA full and associate members to attend the 2016 IAHA National Forum and the Annual General Meeting (AGM).
 

Research sheds new light on Indigenous employment in remote Australia

A recently completed research project from Batchelor Institute’s Higher Education and Research Division has cast new light on employment pathways and barriers for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in remote Australia.
 

Mossman Gorge cooking for generational change

Community-driven collaboration has secured healthy cooking skills for life in the Aboriginal community of Mossman Gorge in Far North Queensland.
 

Ground-breaking partnership in the Mallee

A ground breaking partnership in the Mallee District of Victoria is drawing together two of Australia's leading organisations in child protection and welfare, to improve programs protecting Aboriginal children from the trauma, abuse, violence and neglect.
 
 
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