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The theme of this symposium is Preventing and treating injury in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities: linking policy, research and programs. This one-day symposium will highlight achievements and innovation in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander injury prevention, as well as provide an opportunity to discuss future direction in policy, research and action.
The aim of the symposium is to promote and facilitate a better understanding of best practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander injury prevention, and to support partnerships between stakeholder organisations and communities to improve the quality of health and lifestyle in all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The event will attract a range of delegates including community workers, health professionals, educators, researchers, policy makers and Aboriginal Health Workers.
The Australian Injury Prevention Network (AIPN) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander injury prevention symposium was a one day event that took place at The George Institute of Global Health, Sydney, New South Wales. The symposium was aimed at community workers, health professionals, educators, researchers, policy makers and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Health Workers and focused on the areas of road safety, including child restraints; infant safety; drowning, burns and suicide prevention; and working with communities.
Anomie from the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet held an internet café during the symposium and also presented to the 50 delegates. At the café, delegates were interested in the injury and road safety sections of the site, the HealthInfoNet’s translational research work in the form of the Overview of Australian Indigenous health status 2012, the Summary of Australian Indigenous health and the Summary of Indigenous women's health.
During the panel discussion, delegates discussed the use of the HealthInfoNet digital networks, such as the yarning places, to facilitate communication and support their research.
Image: (L-R) Adrienne Beattie, Kids and Traffic, Shane Phillips, Tribal Warriors, and Maureen Fegan, Kids and TrafficHealthInfoNet cafes
C/- Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety - Queensland
Queensland University of Technology
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Kelvin Grove QLD 4059
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