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The Association of Alcohol and Other Drug Agencies NT (AADANT) have warned that men are far more likely to place themselves at risk of alcohol-related harm than women: two thirds of hospitalisations related to alcohol misuse, according to AADANT, are male hospitalisations.
Apunipima Cape York Health Council will be running a men’s health check in Pormpuraaw and Lockhart River, along with special men’s cultural activities in Napranum and Aurukun, during Men’s Health Week (13 – 19 June).
Associate Professor Suzanne Belton from Charles Darwin University, along with a team of researchers, has found that men in a remote community, the identity of which has been protected, were much less likely than women to turn up for sexual health screening and testing.
Men travelled from all parts of the state - from Dubbo to Grafton, north west from Tamworth and up and down the Mid-North Coast from Forster to Woolgoolga, to discuss issues relating to Aboriginal men's health.
Charles Sturt University (CSU) PhD researcher and lecturer, Brett Biles, is researching why Indigenous men are being diagnosed with heart disease much younger than non-Indigenous men, and hopes to develop and implement a tailored cardiovascular exercise and education program for Indigenous men in regional areas.
The community of Yolngu, in the Northern Territory, is successfully taking part in a program to assist young fathers to be healthy role models and active participants in the lives of their children and families.
AMA President, Dr Steve Hambleton, said today that the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) Blueprint - Male healthy futures for generational change - contains important initiatives to improve the health of Aboriginal men.
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.
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A scholarship from Andrology Australia is available to an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student to undertake full-time research towards a PhD degree with a focus on health service access and primary health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males.
Minister for Indigenous Health Warren Snowdon announced yesterday that 51 more Men's sheds in communities across Australia will receive funding to upgrade their facilities or buy new equipment and tools.
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.