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Programs and projects

This section provides details and links for programs and projects that address Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's health in rural and remote areas.

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The programs, projects and lessons learned have been rated to the left. The items are listed by title, but you can also select to list them by reach, focus, start date and end date.


Details and links (where available) relating to relevant programs, projects and lessons learned are collected here.

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Title Reach Focus
A vulvar cancer cluster in young Indigenous women in Arnhem Land: investigation of community knowledge, genetic susceptibility and supportive care response NT
Aboriginal and remote communities power supply project WA
Aboriginal communities water supply and sewerage program NSW
Aboriginal haemodialysis patients NSW
Aboriginal health in Aboriginal hands: development, delivery and evaluation of a training program for Aboriginal health workers to promote the musculoskeletal health of Indigenous people living in a rural community NSW
Aboriginal knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of respiratory illness QLD
Aboriginal land clean-up and prevention program NSW
Aboriginal remote telehealth (ART) pilot trial WA
Accessing palliative care in the Kimberley's remote Aboriginal communities WA
Accreditiation support for registered training organisations National
Alpurrurulam skateboard program NT
Anglicare Koori youth justice program VIC
Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities (AMRRIC) Dog health programs National
Animal management worker program NT
Army Aboriginal community assistance program National
Audit of Kimberley Aboriginal patients with proteinuria, chronic kidney disease and end stage kidney disease WA
Australian feral camel management project National
Barkly Shire Council animal health program NT
Barriers to effective infectious and parasitic disease interventions in Aboriginal communities QLD
Be a friend to your dog project NT
Bellary Springs community centre project (Gumala Aboriginal Corporation) WA
Bessie (Darrangul) Martin training centre program NT
Best practice in early intervention, assessment and treatment of depression and substance misuse (BEAT project) NT
Boots for kids project National
Bourke alcohol working group NSW
Breaking the cycle of alcohol and drug abuse in Indigenous communities QLD, SA, WA
BreastScreenNT mobile 4WD NT
Breathe easy, walk easy training program National
Brewarrina rural and remote dental project NSW
Broome mental health unit WA
Building a perinatal service model for a Western Australian Aboriginal community WA
Building better roads WA
Building bridges: learning from the experts QLD
Bush mobile program NT
Cape York cannabis project QLD
Car bodies collection project WA
Carbon economies in remote Australia NT, QLD, WA
Carnarvon community men's group WA
Central Australia renal study National
Central Australian youth link up service (CAYLUS) NT
Child care link QLD
Climate change adaptation and energy futures project National
Community outreach program NT
Community services and assistance project (Gumala Aboriginal Corporation) WA
Community vehicle recycling project WA
Continence education in remote Australia project (CERAP) for Indigenous Health Workers National
Coorong good food program SA
Deadly thinking workshops Not specified
Demand management community education program SA
Desert dogs NT
Desert feet tour project WA
Developing a sustainable model of service delivery for oncology services in regional Australia NSW, VIC
Developing, sustaining and evaluating health programs for Aboriginal men WA
Dharray Manymakkuŋ Pawaw ga Gapuw (Caring for our power and water) project NT
Diabetes management and care program WA
Drink safe community initiative NSW
DriveSafe NT remote NT
Driving simulator for APY lands SA
E-mental health support for Indigenous clients NT
Earbus Foundation of WA earbus program WA
East Arnhem Shire Council animal welfare program NT
Eat well outback South Australia project SA
EON edible gardens WA
Fair game WA
Fitzroy Valley palliative care service WA
Fitzroy Valley physical activity program WA
Fixing houses for better health projects (Housing for health) National
Food and health communication across cultures National
Food in rural South Australia survey SA
Foodbank WA school breakfast program WA
Get real experience and try (GREaT) nursing and midwifery program WA
Getting every child's heart OK (gECHO) study WA
Good food systems: good food for all NT
Grey nomads: health and health preparation of older travellers in remote Australia WA
Groote Eylandt liquor management NT
Gumala reduce, reuse and recycle project WA
Haemodialysis outcomes of remote Kimberley origin Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients WA
Health and education needs analysis project (Gumala Aboriginal Corporation) WA
Health eTowns National
Health professional partnerships: occupational therapists and Aboriginal Health Workers QLD
Healthy and active in the West Kimberley (HAWK) now! WA
Healthy community assessment tool National, NT
Healthy families NT
Healthy living NT
Healthy living program SA
Heart club WA
Heart of the heart NT
Home renovations and maintenance project (HRMP) WA
Hot water use and water heating systems in remote Indigenous communities National
Identifying a unique inflammatory signature in acute rheumatic fever - a pilot study NT
Impact of a price discount on food spending and cardiovascular health in remote Aboriginal Australia NT
Improve mental health service provision in remote northern Queensland QLD
Improving diabetes care and management in Torres Strait remote primary health care settings QLD
Improving Indigenous health in regional communities NT, QLD
Improving the delivery of secondary prophylaxis for rheumatic heart disease - a stepped-wedge, community-randomised trial NT
In our own words QLD
Indigenous children's program NT
Indigenous community action to reduce harms associated with heavy cannabis use in remote communities in the Cape York region QLD
Indigenous community dog health program NSW
Interplay project NT
Jalaris kids future club WA
Jaru pirrjirdi (strong voices) program NT
Julian Burton Burns Trust: Aboriginal strategy SA
Kalgoorlie alcohol action project (KAAP) WA
Kidney kiosk QLD
Kimberley healthy adults project (KHAP) WA
Kimberley renal services WA
Kuka Kanyini project SA
Lessons from the best: to better the rest NT, QLD, WA
Let's yarn with the whole Aboriginal community of Albury/Wodonga about cancer prevention, early diagnosis and better outcomes NSW, VIC
Linking youth and families together (LYFT) VIC
Litter reduction pilot program East Arnhem NT
Looking into influenza T cell immunity NT
Mai Wiru regional stores policy SA
Mangarri Palya community cooking and nutrition project NT
Maningrida smoke-busters NT
Marulu: the Lililwan project WA
Matharkal homelands resource centre, Mapuru food cooperative NT
Mawarnkurra Health Service alcohol liquid and nutrition program WA
Medical outreach Indigenous chronic disease program (MOICDP) Western Australia WA
Mental health in remote Indigenous communities SA
Milingimbi water management NT
Mind the gap VIC
MMEx web-based electronic health record WA
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flexible aged care program National
Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women's Council (NPYWC) youth program NT, SA, WA
Northeast Arnhem Land regional ear health campaign NT
Northern Territory (NT) Integrated cardiac network service (ICNS) NT
Northern Territory medicare local immunisation program NT
Northern Territory renal access program NT
Northern Territoy point of care testing program NT
NSW spectacles program NSW
Our men our healing NT
Partnerships for better health outcomes for Indigenous injecting drug users (IDUs) VIC
Partnerships in rural health project WA
Peel mobile health service WA
People on country, healthy landscapes and Indigenous economic futures NT
Pepi-pod program QLD
Petrol sniffing strategy National
Pilbara Aboriginal eye health program WA
Pilbara cities WA
Pilbara housing strategy project (Gumala Aboriginal Corporation) WA
Pilot project for community engagement in water conservation at Ali Curung NT
Pina palya, pina kulilku (good ears, good learning) WA
Policing implications of petrol sniffing and other inhalant misuse in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' communities National
Predicting coronary heart disease in remote settings: a prospective, cross-sectional observational study QLD
Protecting our mob from the pandemic NSW
Quality of life and palliative care for clients in remote communities in the Northern Territory NT
Queensland injecting drug survey (QuIDS) QLD
Reducing Aboriginal children's tobacco smoke exposure in the Pilbara (Smoke free kids project) WA
Reducing alcohol-related injury and violence in rural Aboriginal communities NSW
Regional waste management priorities and implementation plan (RWMP&IP) SA
Relapse prevention trial NT
Remote Aboriginal swimming pools program WA
Remote and Aboriginal respite NT
Remote and Indigenous communities clean up program National
Remote and rural mentoring program NT, QLD, SA
Remote areas driver education and training NT
Remote areas essential services program WA
Remote assessment of hearing - paediatric hearing assessment using tele-audiology: an investigation in rural and remote populations National
Remote hearing and vision services for children ('VidKids') National
Remote Indigenous Gardens Network project National
Remote Indigenous housing program National
Remote Indigenous stores and takeaways project National
Remote meals on wheels training package NT
Renal (dialysis) health project WA
Renal primary health program NT
Rheumatic fever follow-up study (RhFFUS) National
Road safety education in remote South Australian Indigenous communities SA
Road safety in Bidyadanga WA
Road safety infrastructure assessments of 66 Aboriginal communities NSW
Royalties for regions WA
Rural Aboriginal Health Worker program SA
Rural and remote road safety collaborative study: research and intervention to reduce economic, medical and social costs of road crashes in North Queensland QLD
Rural in reach program WA
Safety promotion and injury prevention program for rural and remote Aboriginal health and community workers NSW
School nutrition program NT
Sexual health program SA
Sharing care the Kimberley way WA
Sharing success: improving secondary prophylaxis for acute rheumatic fever in Indigenous communities QLD
Skin pathogens NT
Smart and deadly: community ownership, collaboration and cultural respect for effective Aboriginal sexual health promotion VIC
Smoking, nutrition, alcohol and physical activity (SNAP) into life project WA
Social, emotional, cultural and spiritual wellbeing framework project QLD
Story telling project NT
Strength 2 strength NT
Strong literacy and numeracy in communities NT
StrongBala men's health program NT
Stronger communities for children NT
Substance use program (Tullawon Health Service) SA
Suicide story training project NT
Supporting women in rural areas diagnosed with breast cancer program National
Tackling waste in bush communities NT
Telethon Speech & Hearing earbus program WA
Test, treat and go trial (TTANGO) QLD
The 'Domo boys' documentary QLD
The Kimberley Indigenous cognitive assessment tool (KICA) WA
The Ministerial Council for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Indigenous population project National
The Rural health outreach fund WA
The wake up time weavers NSW
Tiwi mental health service NT
Tom Price elderly complex WA
Trachoma screening in the Kimberley WA
Train the trainer: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers National
Troopy respite program NT
Umbakumba aged care program NT
Uncovering the secrets of Indigenous medicines QLD
Urlampe septic tank project NT
Utopia program ACT
Volatile substance abuse program NT
Water and wastewater services in remote (including Indigenous) communities National
Waterproofing homelands – Kimberley water strategy WA
We know our strengths NT
Well women's cancer screening program NT
Western desert kidney health project WA
Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation mobile renal dialysis unit project NT
Woorabinda road safety trial QLD
Working together NSW
Working together for healthier Mullewa kids WA
Wugularr youth petrol sniffing prevention program NT
Wunggurr Rangers storybook project WA
Wurli-Wurlinjang alcohol and other drug unit NT
Wurli-Wurlinjang heart day program NT
Wurli-Wurlinjang rheumatic heart disease program NT
Yamba's roadshow NSW, NT, QLD
Yard proud in Engawala NT
Yiriman ranger project NT, WA
Yiriman youth project WA
Yirrkala active cooking NT
Yiyili composting program WA
Youth wellbeing cultural rebound project QLD
Yuendumu old peoples program NT
Last updated: 25 November 2015
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