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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

5th National Indigenous Environmental Health Conference

 

Overview

The conference theme ‘Today, tomorrow - together' followed from the previous conference (2002) ‘It's in our hands - let's take the lead', and promoted the benefits of team work in creating healthy living environments and improving health and social outcomes.

The themes of the conference were:

The keynote speaker was Hal Wootten AC QC, founding President of the first Aboriginal Legal Service from 1970 to 1973, a former Judge of the Supreme Court, a Royal Commissioner into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody and a Deputy President of the National Native Title Tribunal.

Presentations and workshops covered a wide range of environmental topics and focused on projects, workforce, and training (view program). Delegates were able to share information, explore positive initiatives and consider lessons learned. Delegates included:

Diana Hay from the Aboriginal & Islander Health Worker Journal and Jane Burns from the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet ran a joint display. Diana provided information about the Journal and the Journal's Indigenous health promotion resources guide. Jane conducted a HealthInternet café to give delegates an informal opportunity to learn about web-based environmental health information and other available HealthInfoNet services such as, training and website development.

Veterinarian and Burke's Backyard presenter Dr Chris Brown officially launched AMRRIC (Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities) at the conference. AMRRIC, a non-profit organisation, works to promote and provide guidance, support and education to veterinary services in remote localities.

HealthInfoNet Cafe

The 5th National Indigenous Environmental Health Conference, 3-4 November 2004, was hosted in Terrigal by NSW Health for the enHealth Council and the National Indigenous Environmental Health Forum (NIEHF). The theme 'Today, tomorrow - together' promoted the benefits of team work in creating healthy living environments and improving health and social outcomes. Presentations and workshops covered a wide range of environmental topics and focused on projects, workforce, and training. Delegates were able to share information, explore positive initiatives and consider lessons learned. Staff from the HealthInfoNet and the Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal conducted a HealthInfoNet cafe at the conference to give delegates an informal opportunity to learn about web-based environmental health information and other available services.

More information about the HealthInfoNet cafes

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Last updated: 13 July 2009
 
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