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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Protecting our mob from the pandemic

 

Overview

The project took place as an urgent response to the concerns of the spread of the H1N1 influenza virus during 2009. The project involved the establishment of a mobile flu team to carry out health checks in remote Indigenous communities in the Hunter New England region of New South Wales. The project was delivered within a culturally appropriate framework. In addition, a toolkit consisting of posters was developed to provide information to people attending health clinics. The posters were also sent to local stores, schools, day care centres and police stations.

The model for the project continues to be used for other mobile clinics.

Abstract adapted from Hunter New England Local Health Network

Contacts

Candice Dahlstrom
Aboriginal Health Coordinator
Mehi and Peel clusters
Hunter New England Local Health Network
Ph: (02) 6751 1606
Email: candice.dahlstrom@hhehealth.nsw.gov.au

Related publications

Hunter KB, Carter J, Kewley C (2009)

Protecting our mob from the pandemic: deployment of an Indigenous-led specialist mobile flu clinic team in response to an emerging public health threat (H1N1 09 swine flu).

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 33(6): 30-33

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Last updated: 4 June 2014
 
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