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Calls for overhaul of violence prevention programs for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and boys

28 November 2017

A discussion paper released by White Ribbon and the Healing Foundation said that inappropriate and badly targeted strategies are not working to change the behaviour of violent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men.

Wik Warriors in Aurukun

20 July 2017

Ross Mitchell, Team Leader Region 1, from Apunipima Cape York Health Council in Cairns, Queensland is supporting the Wik Warriors Men rsquo;s Group in Aurukun.

Everyday chemicals linked to chronic disease in men

18 July 2017

Chemicals found in everyday plastic materials are linked to cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes and high blood pressure, specifically in men, according to Australian researchers.

Northern Territory Aboriginal men fall behind in life expectancy

17 July 2017

Life expectancy gaps for Northern Territory (NT) Aboriginal women are closing, yet they are widening for men.

What parents can do for grieving children: Parentlink

19 June 2017

According to Parentlink, children grieve from an early age, but not in the same way that adults do.

Torres Strait Islander artist paints education as the future

12 June 2017

It has been 50 years since Australians voted to remove two references from the Commonwealth Constitution, which discriminated against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people.

Musician relishes noteworthy cause

17 February 2017

A musician has added another string to his bow after taking on a role with Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services to promote men's health and wellbeing in the region.

Domestic violence counsellors call for more services for men

11 January 2017

Regional counsellors are calling for services that target perpetrators of domestic and family violence to achieve long-term change.

White Ribbon Day: Territorians march to oppose violence against women

25 November 2016

Six hundred people in the Northern Territory (NT), including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, non-Indigenous Australians, and police officers, have marched side-by-side to take a stand against the violence continuing to threaten the lives of women.

Men's Sheds support men's health across Australia

15 November 2016

The Federal Government is investing in the promotion and support of men rsquo;s health and wellbeing through funding towards nearly 100 Men rsquo;s Sheds across the country.

Unique health program engages local Aboriginal fathers in sacred tradition

11 November 2016

Fifteen Aboriginal fathers have completed a unique six-week culture and education program conducted by Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) Primary Care and Community Health staff and the Aboriginal Culture Resource Centre (ACRC).

Aboriginal players will make up more than a quarter of the Fremantle Dockers’ list in 2017

31 October 2016

Inaugural Fremantle coach, Gerard Neesham, says the Dockers are poised to make a powerful statement about Aboriginal representation in the Australian Football League (AFL), with more than one-quarter of next year rsquo;s senior list Indigenous.

New centre planned for Aboriginal domestic violence perpetrators in the Pilbara

14 September 2016

There are plans to build the first specialist counselling centre for Aboriginal perpetrators of domestic violence in Western Australia's (WA) Pilbara region.

Big boost for men's health in Lockhart River

4 July 2016

During the month of June, 23 Lockhart River, Queensland (Qld) men received a comprehensive men’s health check during men’s health week.

Data suggests men misusing pharmaceuticals and alcohol more than women

20 June 2016

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.

One Stop Shop for Men's Health Week 2016

16 June 2016

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).

Innovation sought to help remote Aboriginal men access sexual health tests

18 May 2016

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.

A new service for men

9 May 2016

Devon Cuimara, from Western Australia (WA), has found a gap in domestic and family violence services.

Traditional healing to help tackle addiction

2 March 2016

Lakalinjeri Tumbetin Waal is a culturally sensitive drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre, located outside of Adelaide in South Australia (SA).

Broome's big buddas put the muscle on Indigenous obesity

9 October 2015

Aboriginal men in Broome, Western Australia, have shown that high rates of Indigenous obesity can be turned around with a bit of sweaty, hard work.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men's health expert presents at ECU West Australian Lecture Series

16 September 2015

Dr Mick Adams, Senior Research Fellow at the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet, will give a public lecture as part of Edith Cowan University's West Australian (WA) Lecture Series.

WA football's Indigenous pioneer Jimmy Melbourne honoured nearly 80 years after death

14 September 2015

Jimmy Melbourne was an immensely talented footballer, a World War I veteran and a pioneer.

Men's heart failure yarning session

19 August 2015

Derbarl Yerrigan Health Service is trying a new tactic in tackling heart disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men.

Dr Mick Adams honoured with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elder award

2 July 2015

Dr Mick Adams, Senior Research Fellow at Edith Cowan University's Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet, was honoured with a national award at a ceremony in Melbourne on Wednesday 24 June.

Men's health week 2015

17 June 2015

Men's health week 2015 is set to take place from 15 - 21 June in Australia.

Napranum safe house empty

2 April 2015

With the recent release by the Premier of the government report 'Not now, not ever'...

Aboriginal men more likely to die from prostrate cancer: study finds

13 November 2014

An Aboriginal man who develops prostate cancer is nearly 50% more likely than other Australian men to die of the disease, a ground breaking study has found.

Aboriginal men's health issues: diabetes and cancer

12 November 2014

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.

Meet four boys leaving everything behind for a shot at breaking the poverty cycle

26 September 2014

Date posted: 26 September 2014 For six months on idyllic Kangaroo Island off South Australia, four young Aboriginal men have been working and playing football.

CSU researcher looking to address high rates of heart disease in Indigenous men

15 September 2014

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.

Closing my gap

11 September 2014

The team who made Boxing for Palm Island are now looking for men to be part of their 'Closing my gap' project.

Yarn circle a step in the right direction

22 August 2014

A new program gives local men the opportunity to talk about their problems in a safe environment in New South Wales.

The dangers of drug taking

17 June 2014

Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Services Drug and Alcohol Officer, Fred Carberry, says he is engaging with the community.

Strong fathers strong families program creating healthy role models

20 November 2013

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.

Cyclists promote healthy lifestyle in Indigenous communities

28 October 2013

The Illawarra Koori Men's Support Group in Victoria have organised the second annual Tour da Country to promote healthy lifestyles in Indigenous communities.

NACCHO Blueprint 2013-2030 news – AMA supports important initiatives to improve the health of Aboriginal males

19 August 2013

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.

New ABA projects announced for the Northern Territory

30 July 2013

There are 35 new projects that will receive funding totaling more than $10.2 million from the Aboriginals Benefit Account (ABA).

New clinical web resource helping health practitioners to reduce Indigenous chronic disease

26 June 2013

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.

WA HealthInfoNet post-workshop survey - we need your feedback

24 June 2013

If you have participated in a HealthInfoNet workshop in WA we need your feedback - please take a few minutes to complete this survey: This survey seeks to find out about the use of our website by workshop participants.

PhD scholarship available in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander male health

19 June 2013

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.

Men's health week news: men's sheds benefit from grants

12 June 2013

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.

Summit in Central Australia to unite bush voices for change

13 May 2013

A summit in Central Australia, will bring Aboriginal people together to identify positive solutions to local problems faced in their home communities and the wider community of Alice Springs.

Free HealthInfoNet workshops in Albany, WA - 11-13 March 2013

20 February 2013

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet will be in Albany, Western Australia delivering free workshops from the 11th - 13th March 2013.

HealthInfoNet workshops in the South West of WA - Bunbury and Busselton

24 January 2013

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet will be in the South West of WA delivering free workshops from the 11th - 15th February 2013.

Western Australian Aboriginal community innovation grant recipients announced

22 October 2012

A total of $132,000 was recently awarded in funding towards innovative Indigenous health projects in Western Australia (WA).

HealthInfoNet workshops coming to the Gascoyne/Midwest in November

20 September 2012

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet workshops are coming to the Gascoyne/Midwest region in November.

HealthInfoNet workshops in the Pilbara (now including Newman)

4 September 2012

The HealthInfoNet will be in the Pilbara next week delivering free workshops from September 10th to the 17th.

HealthInfoNet workshops in the Pilbara

27 August 2012

There are still places available to participate in upcoming Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (AIH) workshops in the Pillbara region of Western Australia (WA).

HealthInfoNet workshops in the Kimberley

31 July 2012

The HealthInfoNet will be in the Kimberley next week delivering free workshops from August 6th to the 17th.

Grants available to fund innovative health programs for Indigenous Western Australians

10 May 2012

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.

Review of Indigenous male health

24 January 2011

The Review of Indigenous male health is a substantial update and expansion on the previous review and can be accessed on the Indigenous men's health webpage.

Launch of Australia's first National Male Health Policy

6 May 2010

The first National Male Health Policy has been developed through extensive consultation with health services, health professionals, and men themselves in 26 public forums attended by 1,300 people.

Men's health web resource awarded a three-gecko rating

3 December 2009

The HealthInfoNet has adopted a gecko rating system - based on its logo - because of the variability in its coverage of health and related topics of importance to Indigenous health.
Last updated: 28 November 2017
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