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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Aboriginal Health Promotion Conference

 

Overview

The Aboriginal Health Promotion Conference: Taking Control: Our Health, Our Future, held in Fremantle, Western Australia from November 2-4, was organised by the WA Department of Health's Office of Aboriginal Health and the Department of Health and Ageing.

The 2005 conference sub-themes were:

The opening address was by Dr Neale Fong, A/Director General of Health, Department of Health (WA). Keynote addresses were presented by:

Dr Brian Mcoy, the keynote speaker, presented Holding the man: a cultural understanding of health.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet staff, Ellie Kirov, Kim Hansen and Jane Burns ran a HealthInternet café at the conference. Professor Neil Thomson, Director of the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet gave a presentation, ‘Using the Internet to empower Indigenous peoples in the area of health'.

HealthInfoNet Cafe

The Aboriginal Health Promotion Conference: Taking Control: Our Health, Our Future, held in Fremantle, Western Australia from November 2-4, was organised by the WA Department of Health's Office of Aboriginal Health and the Department of Health and Ageing. Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet staff, Ellie Kirov, Kim Hansen and Jane Burns ran a HealthInfoNet cafe at the conference. Professor Neil Thomson, Director of the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet gave a presentation, 'Using the Internet to empower Indigenous peoples in the area of health'.

Professor Neil Thomson also introduced the Western Australian Indigenous Health Promotion Network website. The Network includes Indigenous and non-Indigenous people involved in Indigenous health promotion. The website is designed to support the Network in its aim to facilitate the sharing of relevant information and knowledge, with the ultimate goal of improving the health of Indigenous Western Australians.

More information about the HealthInfoNet cafes

Contacts

Office of Aboriginal Health
Department of Health Western Australia
189 Royal Street
East Perth 6004
Ph: (08) 9222 4024

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Last updated: 13 July 2009
 
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