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Joint project recognised at NSW Indigenous health awards

19 November 2014

Orange Aboriginal Medical Service has won a prestigious award at the 2014 New South Wales (NSW) Indigenous health awards for a joint project providing follow-up services to women who receive abnormal pap smear results.
 

Tour da country promotes Aboriginal health

19 November 2014

Dale Wright's doctor told him he could suffer a heart attack by the age of 40 if he didn't change his ways.
 

National Community Controlled Health Organisation welcomes new chairperson

17 November 2014

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) have recently elected Matthew Cooke as their new Chairperson, and Sandy Davies as Deputy Chairperson at the NACCHO annual general meeting in Cairns.
 

Heal out past, build our future, telling our stories funding

17 November 2014

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing Foundation is pleased to offer funding for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and communities to commemorate and celebrate the Stolen generations and the anniversary of the Apology to the Stolen generations in 2015.
 

Online learning tools to assist doctors working in remote communities

17 November 2014

New online learning resources for health professionals working in remote Aboriginal communities have been launched in Alice Springs, Northern Territory (NT).
 

Wellington Aboriginal Health Service has eye on prize

17 November 2014

Humble, understated, passionate and respected, all things people will tell you about Pauline Wicks and Kath Richards who for many years have worked in eye health.
 

World diabetes day and Walk to work day 2014

14 November 2014

Today is World diabetes day and Diabetes Australia's Walk to work day.
 

New Indigenous employment program

13 November 2014

A new training program linking unemployed Indigenous people with jobs is expected to be running in the Riverina and New England regions of New South Wales by next month.
 

Education and training grants nominated by practitioners

13 November 2014

The Northern Territory Medicare Local (NTML) will call for expressions of interest from eligible primary health care practitioners to submit an application to attend an event of their choice.
 

Apunipima inducted into hall of fame

13 November 2014

Apunipima Cape York Health Council has been inducted into the Queensland Aboriginal & Islander Health Council Hall of Fame.
 

Dr Calma urges support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders survey

11 November 2014

Specially trained interviewers from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) have started collecting information from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Australia for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey (NATSISS).
 

Rylstone MPS flying the flag for Aboriginal health

10 November 2014

An Aboriginal flag raising ceremony was held at Rylstone Multi-Purpose Service (MPS) last Wednesday and was the first of a series of installation of flag poles across Western New South Wales Local Health District facilities.
 

New service aims to close blindness gap

10 November 2014

National figures show that Indigenous people over the age of 40 who are suffering from diabetes currently have six times the rate of blindness and vision impairment compared to non-Indigenous people.
 

Traditional healers aiming for more prominence in health system

10 November 2014

Traditional healers in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, known as Ngangkari, are using their own methods to treat clients.
 

New Kaurna language dictionary in the works

7 November 2014

The Kaurna people of the Adelaide region in South Australia (SA) say a new language dictionary, currently in development, will be a significant improvement on the old version.
 

Respiratory clinic visits Cherbourg

7 November 2014

Cherbourg residents who have any concerns about their respiratory health are invited to take part in the Indigenous respiratory outreach care (IROC) program.
 

Students seeking registration urged to apply online now

6 November 2014

Students seeking registration as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner, who are soon to complete the approved program of study, can apply online now.
 

New mental health unit to open at the Mount Gambier Hospital

4 November 2014

A new dedicated mental health inpatient unit is planned to open at the Mount Gambier Hospital, South Australia (SA), by the middle of 2015.
 

Preventing chronic complications at Pormpuraaw

3 November 2014

Last week, healthy activities to avoid chronic disease complications, such as type 2 diabetes, were presented to residents of Pormpuraaw, in Queensland's Cape York.
 

Katungul Aboriginal Health Service filling the gap

31 October 2014

The Katungul Aboriginal Medical Service is using a couple of innovative programs to boost its dental services with visiting dentists.
 

Greater say in Aboriginal health services

30 October 2014

Aboriginal community members interested in health care and the opportunity to drive change in their community are being called upon to become local experts.
 

Top eight Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations recognised

30 October 2014

Eleanor Hall, the head of the judging panel for the Indigenous governance awards says Australian businesses could learn a lot from some of the top Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations.
 

A strong Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workforce key to Closing the gap

29 October 2014

The Australian Government has made a $3.1 billion commitment to Indigenous health funding for the next four years, a crucial part of which is supporting the role of Indigenous Health Workers, the Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash, said today.
 

Health check success

28 October 2014

Gippsland Medicare Local and Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Co-operative (GEGAC) in Victoria on 14 October rolled out the Women's checkout program with assistance of other local health providers.
 

Aboriginal health and sport funding grant round open

28 October 2014

The second round of the Aboriginal health and sport funding grant is closing on Friday 21 November 2014.
 

New NT Telehealth partnership with Telstra

28 October 2014

The Northern Territory (NT) is working with Telstra to expand and strengthen the Telehealth service to connect more Territorians with specialist doctors and clinicians.
 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners Excellence awards

28 October 2014

The Northern Territory’s (NT) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners roles have been celebrated at the annual Excellence awards at Parliament House.
 

Bridging the deadly gap

27 October 2014

Local Indigenous Health Workers are battling to combat alarming statistics that show Indigenous people are nearly twice as likely to die from cancer as compared to their non-Indigenous counterparts.
 

RANZCP develops new resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health

24 October 2014

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) has launched new online resources to support the work of health professionals and improve knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health care.
 

GPs win mental health award

22 October 2014

Wheatbelt General Practitioner (GP) Network is the winner of the John Da Silva award for improved outcomes in Aboriginal social and emotional wellbeing for 2014.
 

I heart my people, documentary series

21 October 2014

Six Indigenous Health Workers from across the country have teamed up in a three-part documentary series titled I heart my people.
 

Documentary shines a light on Indigenous health work

17 October 2014

Six Indigenous health workers from across the country have teamed up with film crews to capture a glimpse into the challenging field of Indigenous health work.
 

Researchers, communities, government and not-for-profit sector band together to improve Indigenous health outcomes

17 October 2014

Health and medical researchers have teamed up with Indigenous community organisations, policymakers, businesses and others on the frontlines of health care delivery to help improve the health of Indigenous communities, as part of five National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Partnership project grants announced today.
 

Indigenous health at heart of Cancer Council campaign

16 October 2014

Community advocates have put the creation of an Aboriginal workforce plan on the agenda for the Bega and Eurobadalla regions as part of Cancer Council's Saving life 2015: change starts here campaign.
 

Nomination dates for Young warrior award and registration for the 2014 NATSIHWA conference in Canberra extended

15 October 2014

Due to the absence of nominations, the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) has extended the deadline for nominations for the Young warrior award to Friday 17 October and registration for the conference to Wednesday October 22.
 

New tools to support health services deliver better programs

15 October 2014

A strong desire to support health workers deliver better programs to prevent chronic disease was the motivation behind a research project undertaken by a Charles Darwin University (CDU) PhD candidate who will graduate this week.
 

Trangie woman named in Australia's 100 women of influence

13 October 2014

A Wiradjuri woman passionate about improving health outcomes and educational opportunities for Indigenous people, Charles Sturt University (CSU) academic Ms Faye McMillan, has been named one of Australia's 100 Women of Influence in 2014.
 

From 12 patients to 10,000: building an Indigenous health success story

13 October 2014

Twenty years ago, only 12 Indigenous people attended the Inala Community Health Centre, a primary care service in a south-western Brisbane suburb where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were estimated to make up 8% of the local population.
 

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) professional networking forums

10 October 2014

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) will be holding professional networking forums in Queensland (Qld) and New South Wales (NSW) in November and December 2014.
 

Project brings Kaurna language back to life

9 October 2014

The Indigenous language of the Adelaide region in South Australia is being revived after years despite no-one fluently speaking it and no voice recordings existing.
 

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) national conference - early bird registrations extended to Tuesday 14 October

9 October 2014

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) have extended the early bird registration date to Tuesday 14 October for their National conference to be held in Canberra in October 2014.
 

Shortage of disability workers an issue: FPDN

9 October 2014

The First Peoples Disability Network (FPDN) says a lack of Indigenous support workers highlights the challenges currently being faced in disabilities.
 

New apps address Indigenous mental health

6 October 2014

A program to help Aboriginal and other health professionals use apps and internet-based programs with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients is being rolled out across the northern rivers region of New South Wales (NSW).
 

Jimmy's a champion for mental health causes

2 October 2014

Jimmy Forrest was presented with a Community Champion Award at the Mental Health Matters Awards, for his outstanding contribution towards mental health and wellbeing.
 

Aboriginal health centre Winnunga Nimmityjah offers new services as demand grows

29 September 2014

To try and keep up with demand Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service, Canberra's only Aboriginal health centre has launched a child health e-clinic and triage system where all patients are assessed by a nurse before seeing a doctor.
 

The top 500 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations 2013 - 2014

26 September 2014

The Australian Governments Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations has released the sixth report on the top 500 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporations for 2013 - 2014.
 

Cambridge University Press publishes revolutionary new textbook on Aboriginal health

25 September 2014

Date published: 24 September 2014 Cambridge University Press has announced it will publish Yatdjuligin: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nursing and midwifery care.  This new textbook introduces students to the fundamentals of the healthcare of Indigenous Australians, from the perspective of both the patient and the professional.
 

Online renewal of registrations now open

25 September 2014

Online renewal of registrations are now open for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners.
 

Orange TAFE helping to secure a higher level of care for Aboriginal health

24 September 2014

A group of Aboriginal Health Workers from the central and far west of New South Wales have just undertaken a training component at the Orange TAFE campus. The group are undertaking the Certificate IV in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care to develop their skills so they are able to serve their communities at a higher level in health care.
 

Apunipima set to shine in Perth

22 September 2014

Apunipima's Baby one program will be delivered to a national audience this week by Family Health Team Leader, Nie Sheehan and Maternal and Child Health Worker, Carina Denham.
 

Torres Strait health professional wins national award

18 September 2014

A Torres Strait health professional's work to improve general practitioners understanding of Torres Strait culture was recognised at the Australian Government's general practice education and training (GPET) 2014 awards this month in Brisbane.
 

Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation celebrates 30 years

15 September 2014

The Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation is celebrating 30 years of service to the Barkley region in the Northern Territory (NT).
 

Strengthening Aboriginal communities focus of Narrandera conference

12 September 2014

The annual New South Wales (NSW) Local Government Aboriginal Network conference in underway in Narrandera.
 

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.
 

Mallee has first Aboriginal Health Practitioner

10 September 2014

Jody Croft has become the first Aboriginal Health Practitioner at the Mallee District Aboriginal Services (MDAS) in Victoria (Vic) after updating her Aboriginal Health Worker skills and qualifications over the past 18 months.
 

Feltmum on the way

8 September 2014

Nearly everyone has heard of Feltman, the award winning education tool that was launched by Diabetes Australia Vic and the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) in 2010.
 

Additional postgraduate scholarships available for 2015

5 September 2014

Date posted: 4 September 2014 There are additional postgraduate scholarships available for 2015.
 

Reminder nominations for the Inaugural Fred Hollows Foundation award close Monday 15 September 2014

3 September 2014

Is your organisation providing eye health care services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities? If so you have an opportunity to win a CentreVue Digital Retinography System (DRS) camera valued at $16,000 for your service.
 

Michelle Wilkes' mission to raise cancer awareness

22 August 2014

Aboriginal Cancer Liaison Officer Michelle Wilkes, from Manning Hospital's Cancer and Palliative Care Service is determined to raise cancer awareness within the community and encourage people to get checked if they suspect they have any early warning signs of cancer.
 

Puggy Hunter memorial scholarships now open

22 August 2014

The Puggy Hunter memorial scholarship scheme is calling for applicants for studies undertaken in 2015, with applications closing on the 15 September, 2014.
 

The talk that could save your life

20 August 2014

A display set up in the Bathurst Base Hospital in July aimed to raise awareness among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders about the prevalence of diabetes in the community.
 

Applications open for Nursing and allied health scholarship and support scheme: allied health postgraduate scholarship

14 August 2014

Applications are now open for this scholarship that supports qualified allied health professionals including Aboriginal Health Workers (minimum qualification certificate IV) to study a formal post graduate qualification at a recognised university or institution.
 

Certificate of Registrations Status (CoRS) now available online

14 August 2014

Registered health practitioners using the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia (AHPRA) portal can now request a Certificate of Registration Status (CoRS) online.
 

A new model of Indigenous health care

13 August 2014

Gurriny Yealamucka primary health care service in Yarrbah, the states largest Indigenous town outside of Cairns has being handed control of primary health in the community by the Queensland government.
 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health organisations: online services report - key results 2012-13 released

11 August 2014

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare have released their fifth national report on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health organisations.
 

Farewell to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Registered Training Organisation National Network (ATSIHRTONN)

5 August 2014

After eight years of operation as the national network for Aboriginal community controlled registered training organisations and Workforce issues project officers, ATSIHRTONN is closing down its secretariat.
 

Apunipima celebrates Aurukun Day

4 August 2014

Apunipima Cape York Health Council are in Aurukun this week celebrating Aurukun Day.
 

The Quantum leap scholarship

30 July 2014

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled part-time or full-time in a degree at an Australian University are invited to apply for a scholarship to the value of $3160.
 

New app to help Indigenous Health Workers tackle hepatitis B rates

29 July 2014

An educational tool designed to help address high rates of hepatitis B has been launched in the Indigenous community of Galiwin'ku in the Northern Territory.
 

Diabetes education goes digital

28 July 2014

Diabetes Queensland and CheckUp have developed an innovative new e-learning initiative Diabetes Connect, supporting time-poor GPs and allied health professionals like nurses and dieticians.
 

Lowitja Institute reference group membership - call for expressions of interest - closing Wednesday 30 July

28 July 2014

The Lowitja Institute are establishing small reference groups to contribute to the design and implementation of each of the following roundtables: early childhood cultural competence of mainstream health services and systems social determinants of health.
 

A spoonful of local culture helps Indigenous health

25 July 2014

The Northern Territory (NT) will set ambitious targets to increase the number of Aboriginal Health Workers by as much as 10% annually.
 

Grant opportunity for health care professional to attend Women's Health from the Top End conference

16 July 2014

Expressions of interest are invited by the Northern Territory Medicare Local (NTML) for health care professionals to access assistance grants to participate in the Women’s Health from the Top End Conference.
 

Forum on registration for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners

15 July 2014

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia (AHPRA) invite you to attend its stakeholder forum to be held on Thursday 28 August 2014 in Melbourne.
 

Closing the gap is personal for Betty Callow

11 July 2014

Betty Callow is tired of seeing her 'mob' and community dying from chronic illness early in life.
 

Grieving Aboriginal way - Training for professionals working within Aboriginal communities

11 July 2014

Active Response Bereavement Outreach (ARBOR) is now taking bookings for their free - Grieving Aboriginal way training workshops.
 

New DVD helps raise awareness for alcohol and other drug workers

10 July 2014

Nathan Deaves and Wade Longbottom work in the Workforce Support Unit at the South Coast Aboriginal Medical Service.
 

Online diabetes education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers

9 July 2014

Diabetes Queensland has developed a Online diabetes education training program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers/Health Practitioners.
 

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association announces new CEO

8 July 2014

Ms Zell Dodd has been appointed to the position of CEO of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATISHWA).
 

NAIDOC week 2014 - Celebrating Indigenous achievement

7 July 2014

This week Australians have the opportunity to share and acknowledge the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples across the nation during National NAIDOC week.
 

Doctors inspire rural schools with medicine

23 June 2014

The Australian Indigenous Doctors Associations (AIDA) has visited Kununurra, in the north of Western Australia, to talk to students about future jobs.
 

Lag Meta Aus: National Museum of Australia puts life in the Torres Strait on show

19 June 2014

Reflecting the unique nature of the Torres Strait Islands, the title of a new exhibition at the National Museum of Australia incorporates the word for 'home' in the region's three Indigenous languages.
 

Announcing the launch of the new National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) website

17 June 2014

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) proudly announces the launch of the their new website along with the members database which will allow members to update their own information.
 

Team awesome off the scale

16 June 2014

A team of Eurobodalla locals has come second in the New South Wales (NSW) Koori knockout challenge, pocketing $10,000 in prize money for their efforts.
 

Community spirit the winner at Carbal family fun day

9 June 2014

A fast-paced but friendly-spirited touch football match between police and members of Toowoomba's Indigenous community typified the positive atmosphere of the Carbal family fun day held in May.
 

Hunter Health pushing up Indigenous baby weights

2 June 2014

Efforts to improve long-term health outcomes for Indigenous people by boosting the birth weights of Aboriginal children are paying off at Newcastle's John Hunter Hospital in New South Wales.
 

Spirits in the balance: Ngangkari healers

30 May 2014

In the Anangu Pitjintjatjara Yangkunjatjara (APY) lands in northern South Australia, traditional health knowledge is alive and well, and working in a contemporary setting.
 

Applications open for Healthway Aboriginal research training scholarship

27 May 2014

Healthway is inviting applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students for the Aboriginal research training scholarship.
 

Extraordinary heroes

27 May 2014

To coincide with Reconciliation Week National Indigenous Television (NITV) is screening a special three-part documentary series made by Indigenous WA film makers about extraordinary Indigenous lives.
 

Aboriginal healers working to keep traditional medicine alive

27 May 2014

A report on Aboriginal traditional medicine, Hand-in-hand, highlights the important work of traditional healers (Ngangkari) in the assisting the physical, social and emotional wellbeing of Indigenous Australians.
 

Project tackles communication disorders in rural settings

26 May 2014

The Missing voices project aims to examine the impact and extent of Aquired Communication Disorders (ACD) across Western Australia (WA) Aboriginal communities in Kalgoorlie, Albany, Perth, and Geraldton with sites to be confirmed in the Kimberley and Pilbara.
 

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heatlh Worker Association (NATSIHWA) National conference - call for abstracts

26 May 2014

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) is calling for abstracts for their National Conference to be held in October 2014.
 

Free kidney check as part of the National Reconciliation celebrations

23 May 2014

National Reconciliation celebrations will take place this year between May 27 and June 3.
 

Perth National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) professional forum

22 May 2014

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) commenced its professional networking forums in March 2014.
 

Bad taste day leaves a good feeling

22 May 2014

The staff at Ngunytju Tjitji Pirni (NTP) in Kalgoorlie-Boulder have to deal with the serious side of life every day.
 

Call for Health heroes to promote careers within Indigenous health

21 May 2014

The Department of Health are seeking suitable health professionals and students to attend a number of career expos as part of their Health heroes campaign, to speak and assist in promoting careers within Indigenous health.
 

Katungul mentoring to benefit community

19 May 2014

Health workers Deirdre Bagot of the Cerebral Palsy Alliance and Kayla Stewart from Katungul Aboriginal Corporation and Medical Service in New South Wales (NSW) are currently participating in a mentoring project.
 

A history of Aboriginal Health Workers & Aboriginal Community Workers in the Northern Territory 1870-2013

16 May 2014

This timeline poster was launched in Alice Springs in the Northern Territory (NT) on Tuesday 29 April 2014 and is a unique story telling and history machine, recording and celebrating the achievements of NT Aboriginal Health Workers, Child and Family Community Workers and educators.
 

Dad, daughter become Queensland's first Indigenous intergenerational doctors

14 May 2014

A father and daughter from Brisbane, Noel and Gemma Hayman, have become Queensland's first Indigenous intergenerational doctors.
 

Mobile health unit rolls into Warwick

12 May 2014

A bright new medical facility has landed in Warwick as part of a joint initiative between the Carbal Indigenous Medical Centre and the University of Queensland.
 

Shortage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers

7 May 2014

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) has heard from a variety of sources that there is a shortage of Health Workers around Australia.
 

Australian Indigenous scholarships

5 May 2014

The Heart Foundation are offering scholarships to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to study for a research degree (PhD or Masters) that is relevant to cardiovascular health.
 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker practice log book now available

24 April 2014

Health Workforce Australia have published an updated version of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker practice log book.
 

Partnership to increase Aboriginal Health Workers in remote Northern Territory communities

22 April 2014

Northern Territory General Practice Education (NTGPE) will begin a partnership with Central Australia Remote Health Development Services (CARHDS) in an effort to sustain communities by training Aboriginal Health Workers (AHW) and Aboriginal Health Practitioners (AHP).
 

AFL NT and NT Thunder stretching the boundaries with talent pathway

18 April 2014

AFL NT and the newly created NT Thunder talent pathway is creating more opportunities than ever before for Territory footballers from all walks of life to further their football aspirations, with teams playing Coffs Harbour, Gold Coast, Melbourne and Canberra in the coming weeks.
 

Better training available for rural WA health professionals

14 April 2014

Health professionals and students in rural and remote Western Australia (WA) are set to receive better training opportunities with the opening of a simulation training and education (EdSIM) centre in Geraldton.
 

Apunipima Pepi-pod program shortlisted for nursing award

11 April 2014

The Apunipima Pepi-pod program has been nominated for a Hesta Australian Nursing Award for 2014.
 

Apunipima midwives win scholarships

7 April 2014

Five midwives based in Cairns have recently received the opportunity to further their studies, thanks to the Australian Government's Department of Health and the Australian College of Nursing.
 

Indigenous pathways into medicine videos - now available

2 April 2014

The Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education (LIME) Network, in partnership with the Australian Indigenous Doctors' Association (AIDA) and Te ORA Maori Medical Practitioners Association (Te ORA) are pleased to announce the launch of the Pathways into medicine online resource on the LIME website.
 

New Queensland health service to help 'close the gap'

25 March 2014

A recently opened facility in Longreach, Central West Queensland, is aiming to make a big difference in improving residents' health outcomes, and assist in 'closing the gap' in Indigenous health.
 

Indigenous health staff key to closing the gap

24 March 2014

Hunter New England Health in New South Wales says boosting Indigenous staff numbers is key to making sure its service are more accessible for the region's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
 

Close the gap day

20 March 2014

More than 150,000 Australians are expected to take part in Close the gap day activities all over the country.
 

New health clinic for Glen Innes

18 March 2014

A new general practitioner (GP) outreach clinic offering services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and their families will open at the end of the month at Glen Innes in New South Wales.
 

New medical centre on Palm Island closing the health gap

17 March 2014

A new healthcare centre on Palm Island, off the coast of Townsville in Queensland, is home to four Indigenous doctors providing primary healthcare services to the local community.
 

Freo street doctor

14 March 2014

The Freo street doctor is a free mobile medical health service that is providing a visible, easily accessible and non-judgemental primary health care service to marginalised, disadvantaged and homeless people in the community.
 

Miss NAIDOC Perth 2014 applications now open

12 March 2014

The National Aboriginal and Islander Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) are calling for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women 18 to 30 years old to take up the challenge to become Miss NAIDOC Perth 2014.
 

Australia Post 2014 community grants

10 March 2014

Australian Post is calling on community groups and charitable organisations to apply for its Our neighbourhood community grants to fund local community projects.
 

Minister welcomes rising number of Aboriginal mental health workers

6 March 2014

New South Wales Minister Kevin Humphries has told delegates at the 2014 Aboriginal mental health workforce forum that the government approach to the sector has transformed in recent years, and is starting to deliver results.
 

Valuing diversity in allied health - IAHA forum 2014

5 March 2014

Valuing diversity in allied health is the theme of the Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) forum to take place in Canberra in November 2014.
 

Registrations for the Cairns NATSIHWA professional networking forum are now open

4 March 2014

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) wish to advise that registrations for the Cairns professional networking forum are now open.
 

Torres Strait receives funding for coastal protection

3 March 2014

The Australian Government has announced they will invest a total of $12 million to support improvements to vital seawall infrastructure on six Torres Strait islands that experience regular tidal and storm surge flooding.
 

Program treating chronic diseases in rural areas

3 March 2014

Healthcare professionals in Western Australia's south west have taken part in a pilot program to teach chronic illness management in regional and rural areas.
 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year awarded to health care student

21 February 2014

Markeeta Douglas has won the Australian Government's annual national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander of the Year award.
 

Indigenous Health Worker improves health service delivery in Geraldton

19 February 2014

The Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service (GRAMS) in Western Australia has recently employed a new model of service delivery which centres on an Indigenous Health Worker, and has resulted in an increase in the number of patients seen and better follow-up and continuity of care.
 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers vital to 'closing the gap' in health and education

17 February 2014

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) asserts that the role of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers is vital in engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in 'closing the gap' on life expectancy.
 

Aboriginal Health Worker Frank Hollingworth celebrates 51 years in the health service

14 February 2014

Frank Hollingsworth, an Aboriginal Health Worker and Elder of the Kuuku Ya'u and Kaanju communities, has worked for over 51 years in health services.
 

National Close the Gap day 2014

10 February 2014

This year the National Close the Gap Day will be held on Thursday 20 March 2014.
 

Toowoomba centre aims to break down health barriers

4 February 2014

The Carbal Medical Centre in Toowoomba Queensland is implementing a new holistic approach to health care that includes a focus on social and lifestyle factors and mental health.
 

Career opportunities for Indigenous Australians in new research centre

3 February 2014

The newly formed National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Centre of Research Excellence in Aboriginal Chronic Disease Knowledge and Research Exchange, is seeking two Indigenous research fellows to develop a career in research with a focus on improving health outcomes.
 

Scholarships aim to boost the number of Indigenous midwives in remote communities

28 January 2014

The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney is offering scholarships to Indigenous Health Workers specialising in women's health.
 

New courses for Indigenous Health Workers to cater for cultural requirements

23 January 2014

CRANAplus has successfully adapted its remote emergency care (REC) and maternity emergency care (MEC) courses for Indigenous Health Workers to cater for the cultural requirements of Indigenous men.
 

Have your say on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health curriculum framework

21 January 2014

Health Workforce Australia (HWA) in conjunction with Curtin University are leading the development of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health curriculum framework for the integration into entry level health profession training.
 

NATSIHWA to hold professional networking forums in 2014

20 January 2014

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) is to hold a number of professional networking forums across Australia in 2014.
 

More help to quit smoking

6 January 2014

Maryanne Clements, the newly appointed Tobacco Action Worker at the Port Lincoln Aboriginal Health Service in South Australia, says that a new coffee table book has encouraged six new clients to seek help in quitting smoking in the past two weeks.
 

New chronic disease program for the Indigenous residents of Warwick

6 January 2014

A group of Elders from the town of Warwick in Queensland have travelled to the Carbal Medical Centre in Toowoomba, to learn about new health options available to Indigenous people in the Warwick area suffering from chronic disease.
 

Indigenous jobs focus in the Latrobe Valley

10 December 2013

More employment opportunities are expected for the Indigenous population of the Latrobe Valley in Victoria following the recent launch of the Victorian Aboriginal economic strategy.
 

First graduate for Balnaves scholarship highlights importance of more practising Indigenous doctors

9 December 2013

Andrew Julian, 24, is the first student to successfully graduate with the Balnaves scholarship, which is specifically aimed at supporting Indigenous medical students successfully complete their degree, and assisting in Closing the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
 

National Indigenous Allied Health Awards recognising excellence in the workforce

9 December 2013

Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) held its first national Indigenous Allied Health Awards ceremony late last month, as part of their 2013 National Conference Gala Dinner at the Adelaide Hilton, recognising five Indigenous allied health students and workers.
 

Noel Hayman to receive Gatton gold medal award

9 December 2013

Dr Noel Hayman, a champion of improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people will receive the Gatton gold medal this week at the Gatton campus of the University of Queensland (UQ).
 

Aboriginal health is everybody's business

4 December 2013

Health Workforce Australia is hoping to make positive progress in Indigenous health by ensuring that Indigenous Australians receive culturally safe services, no matter where they access their healthcare.
 

Collaboration Agreement signals new era for allied health in Australia

3 December 2013

The first Collaboration Agreement between Indigenous Allied Health Australia (IAHA) and the Australian Council of Pro-Vice-Chancellors and Deans of Health Sciences (ACPDHS) was signed last week at the 2013 IAHA national conference in Adelaide, South Australia.
 

Diabetes expert calls for bigger Indigenous workforce

28 November 2013

Professor Paul Zimmet, Director Emeritus of the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute has called for an increase in the 'basic grass roots workforce' of community based Indigenous Health Workers, to help drive major lifestyle changes and reduce the chronic disease burden among Indigenous Australians.
 

Elders relish new meeting place in Thomastown

27 November 2013

Indigenous elders in the Whittlesea area of Victoria will soon have a new place to hold their twice weekly meetings which celebrate culture, community and stories, and maintain social connections.
 

Indigenous charity inspired by Bali bombing loss

26 November 2013

Former banker and lawyer Andrew Penfold was inspired to start the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF), after losing 12 friends in the 2002 Bali bombings and raising $2 million for the families of victims.
 

Take part in an oral health survey

20 November 2013

Health Workforce Australia (HWA) is inviting people to take part in an oral health survey to assess the availability and access to dental services across Australia, particularly in regional, rural and remote communities.
 

Online registration renewal for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners closes 30 November

19 November 2013

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners have until Saturday 30 November 2013 to register online for general registration with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia.
 

Cultural immersion camp 2013

18 November 2013

Northern Territory General Practice Education (NTGPE) has hosted the 2013 Cultural immersion camp in community of Belyuen; a community of approximately 225 people located 128 km by road from Darwin.
 

Indigenous students carving out healthy careers

18 November 2013

Indigenous students from Wauchope High School who have an interest in health careers have attended a workshop aimed at providing them with an understanding of the variety of health careers available and the necessary study pathways.
 

Indigenous language and culture nest launched

8 November 2013

A new Indigenous language and culture nest has been launched in Dubbo New South Wales (NSW).
 

Indigenous Jobs and Training Review consultation dates announced

7 November 2013

Consultation dates have been announced for the Indigenous Jobs and Training review.
 

Mallee District Aboriginal Services opens new health care centre amid rising demand

6 November 2013

Mallee District Aboriginal Services (MDAS) opened their new purpose-built health centre on Orange Avenue in Mildura yesterday.
 

Better access to health services for Guyra residents

4 November 2013

Residents in the Guyra region of New South Wales are receiving improved healthcare services following the recent establishment of the New England Medicare Local (NEML).
 

Help to improve the wellbeing of Aboriginal communities

30 October 2013

The Mootang tarimi (living longer) outreach screening program is helping to improve Indigenous health in the Nepean-Blue Mountains area of New South Wales, by providing a mobile health screening service run by a nurse and an Aboriginal education officer.
 

Indigenous male health conference addresses gambling

28 October 2013

An Indigenous male health conference held in Brisbane has discussed the destruction caused by gambling on families and communities.
 

New Indigenous health centre making a difference

28 October 2013

The Southern Queensland Centre of Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Primary Health Care, designed by Hames Sharley, has recently been completed.
 

Aboriginal Health Workers forum closing the gap

23 October 2013

The annual New South Wales Aboriginal Health Workers forum is being held in Dubbo this year from 22 October to 23 October 2013.
 

Indigenous Engagement Officer Djapirri Mununggirritj helping to build positive change in Yirrkala

21 October 2013

As a part of the Australian Government's Stronger futures in the Northern Territory bill, many communities in the Northern Territory have employed an Indigenous Engagement Officer (IEO) who listens to community members and reports back to the government on matters that affect the community.
 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander GPs awarded RACGP Fellowship

21 October 2013

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has awarded nine RACGP Fellowships to people of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent in the past year.
 

Language lessons improving student behaviour

17 October 2013

A high school in Orange New South Wales that has been offering Wiradjuri language lessons to its staff has reported improved student-teacher relationships, reduced absenteeism and increased student engagement, among Indigenous students.
 

NACCHO launches new Aboriginal health in Aboriginal hands app

17 October 2013

The chair of National Aboriginal Community Controlled health organisation (NACCHO) this week joined with the AFL Indigenous All Stars at its International rules training session in Melbourne to launch Australia's first Aboriginal Health app.
 

Nominations for Indigenous Allied Health Awards close soon

14 October 2013

Nominations for the Indigenous Allied Health Awards close 8 November 2013 ahead of the awards night to be held on 26 November 2013.
 

Healing Foundation micro grant funding now open to commemorate and celebrate 2014 anniversary of the National Apology

14 October 2013

The Healing Foundation has announced that their Apology micro grant funding round is open to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and communities to commemorate and celebrate the 2014 anniversary of the National Apology.
 

AMA scholarship for Indigenous Melbourne medical student

14 October 2013

Doctor of Medicine student Ngaree Blow has won the 2013 Australian Medical Association (AMA) Indigenous peoples medical scholarship.
 

Review of Indigenous training and employment

10 October 2013

The Federal Government has commissioned a review of Indigenous training and employment, as a part of it's commitment to boosting jobs for Indigenous Australians.
 

Indigenous call for medical cultural competency

9 October 2013

The Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM) is calling for more cultural competency in medical treatment.
 

Inaugural Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner Board of Australia forum to be held in Adelaide

9 October 2013

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia is to hold it's first ever stakeholder forum in Adelaide, South Australia on 23 October 2013.
 

Tiwi Island Training and Employment Board (TITEB) graduation 2013

8 October 2013

The Tiwi Island Training and Employment Board (TITEB) held it's bi-annual graduation ceremony on 25 September 2013.
 

Online renewal of registration for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners is now open

7 October 2013

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia has announced that online renewal of registration is now open.
 

July 2013 meeting of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia

25 September 2013

The outcomes of the recent July 2013 meeting of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia have been released.
 

Batchelor Institute graduate - inspiring future students

23 September 2013

Bernadine Hooker, recent graduate of Education Support from the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education, has put a photo of herself receiving her award on the wall of the school classroom she works in.
 

Indigenous work experience opportunity at Onemda VicHealth Koori Health Unit

18 September 2013

The Onemda VicHealth Koori Health Unit (at the University of Melbourne) in partnership with the Murrup Barak Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development is offering two Indigenous Australian high school students with a two week paid work experience opportunity.
 

Sign language 'alive' in Indigenous communities

18 September 2013

Elizabeth Ellis, a Ngaanyatjarra elder, has welcomed the launch of an online database that documents the traditional use of her sign language, a first of it's kind in Australia.
 

Stand together against racism (STAR) project fighting racism in health care and health professional education

18 September 2013

The Standing together against racism (STAR) project supports Australia's new anti-racism strategy - Racism: it stops with me, by taking a hard stance on racism inside the health care industry.
 

Carbal Medical Centre and SQIT sign a MOU

17 September 2013

Carbal Medical Centre and the South Queensland Institute of Tafe (SQIT) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), which will benefit students studying Indigenous primary health care.
 

Central Graduation 2013

17 September 2013

Indigenous students from the Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia gathered to receive their formal qualifications at the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education graduation ceremony in Alice Springs on Friday 6 September.
 

The Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health council external report 2013 highlights success of community controlled health services

16 September 2013

The Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC) external report 2013 (the Report) on primary health care data extracted from community controlled clinics across Queensland shows significant gains in health access and improvements, whilst demonstrating there is more work needed in coming years.
 

Batchelor Institute graduates - the lightning for others to follow

16 September 2013

Families, friends and classmates have gathered to celebrate the achievements of 30 students from the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education who make up the graduating class of 2013.
 

New exhibition tells ancient Indigenous stories using modern technology

16 September 2013

The Melbourne Museum has opened a new exhibition called First Peoples detailing Indigenous Australian history throughout Victoria and Australia.
 

Antarrengeny Awely - Alyawarr women's songs book launched

12 September 2013

A book of songs from the Alyawarr women of Antarrengeny Awely, central Australia, was recently launched at the Alparra learning centre in the Indigenous community of Utopia, Northern Territory.
 

Deadly Health Award winners for 2013

11 September 2013

This year's Deadly Awards saw a number of Indigenous people recognised for their contributions to the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
 

Batchelor Institute winner of Northern Territory 'training provider of the year' award

11 September 2013

The Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education was the 2013 recipient of the ‘training provider of the year' award at the Northern Territory Training Awards held on 7 September.
 

Snapshot of the profession

11 September 2013

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia has released a snapshot of the profession.
 

Registration for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners due

10 September 2013

Registration for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health practitioners with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia is due by 30 November 2013.
 

Allied health workforce mostly women

10 September 2013

In most allied health professions more women are employed than men according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia sets fee for 2013 - 2014

6 September 2013

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia has announced that the registration fee for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners for 2013-2014 will remain the same as in the previous year.
 

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) national conference cancelled

4 September 2013

The proposed National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) national conference scheduled for 2013 will now take place in 2014.
 

National Congress annual meeting of delegates held in Cairns

3 September 2013

The National Congress of Australia's First Peoples held it's annual meeting of delegates (NC13) in Cairns from 19 July to 21 July 2013.
 

Legacy of Aboriginal health worker Aunty Pat lives on

28 August 2013

The great lakes district in New South Wales (NSW) recently mourned the death of Worimi Elder and Aboriginal health worker Aunty Pat Davis-Hurst, but her husband Ray Hurst is determined for her legacy to live on, by donating copies of Aunty Pat's book 'Sunrise Station Revisited' to students in local schools in the area.
 

Mobile clinic for Indigenous health launched in Gladstone, Queensland

27 August 2013

QGC Pty Ltd, in partnership with Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC), has provided $475,000 to fit-out a mobile health clinic in Gladstone, and fund the first two years of clinical services by doctors, nurses and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers.
 

Just released: 2013 Review of physical activity among Indigenous people

23 August 2013

The Review of physical activity among Indigenous people is now available for viewing and for download from the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet web resource.
 

Aboriginal tongue engages young

15 August 2013

Year 7 students in Woolgoolga High School in NSW are learning Gumbaynggirr, a traditional Aboriginal language.
 

Nominees announced for Health Worker of the year 2013

5 August 2013

The nominees for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Health Worker of the year for 2013 have been announced.
 

Voting open for the 2013 Deadly Awards

23 July 2013

Voting for the 2013 Deadly Awards is now open.
 

Eye care training boost for health workers

18 July 2013

The Brien Holden Vision Institute is working towards strengthening the skills of Aboriginal eye health workers and health care workers established within Aboriginal medical services, based on a new educational course in eye care skills and practices.
 

2013 National NAIDOC week theme

9 July 2013

The 2013 theme proudly celebrates the 50th anniversary of the presentation of the Yirrkala Bark Petitions to the Federal Parliament in August 1963 by the Yolngu people of Yirrkala in northeast Arnhem Land.
 

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.
 

2013-2030 Healthy futures 10 point plan and Healthy for life report card launched

25 June 2013

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) released the Healthy futures 10 point plan and the Healthy for life report card on 19 June 2013.The 10-point plan was created with the knowledge and experience of the Aboriginal community controlled health sector, from the communities and locations where the current health gains are being achieved.
 

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: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Western-Australian-health-workers-survey This survey seeks to find out about the use of our website by workshop participants.
 

Funding boost to the University of Canberra-Aurora Project Partnership

5 June 2013

The Hon Sharon Bird, Minister for Higher Education and Skills has announced a funding boost of $400,000 for the successful University of Canberra-Aurora Project Partnership.
 

Independent Review of Health Workforce Programs Released

29 May 2013

The Minister for Health Tanya Plibersek has released the final report of the independent review into Australian Government's health workforce programs.
 

Flexible careers pathways project

16 May 2013

Around twenty five people attended a workshop in Adelaide recently to hear about the progress of an Indigenous health workforce development project.
 

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.
 

Pangula Mannamurna Health Service in Mt Gambier using eHealth records

24 April 2013

The Pangula Mannamurna Health Service in Mt Gambier, South Australia (SA), is now using the national eHealth record system, the Personally controlled electronic health record (PCEHR), allowing healthcare practitioners to upload shared health summaries to their clients' PCEHRs.
 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health requires ongoing commitment from all Australian governments

17 April 2013

The Close the Gap campaign is urging the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) to place Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health on the agenda for the meeting to be held Friday 19 April 2013 in order to close the life expectancy gap by 2030.
 

Senior health workers to complete the nationally accredited training

4 April 2013

The Health Education and Training Institute (HETI) through their Hospital skills program are rolling out training in the Health workforce training (HWA) and assessment project.
 

Australian Institute for Health and Welfare releases state-based reports on Indigenous health outcomes

4 April 2013

The Australian Institute for Health and Welfare (AIHW) this week released jurisdictional versions of data on indicators relevant to the health status, determinants of health, and health systems performance for Indigenous Australians.
 

New group to lobby for kidney action

25 March 2013

The Kidney Action Network has been formed to lobby governments to improve the lives and treatment of renal patients from remote Indigenous communities.
 

WA Health invests in Indigenous employment programs

19 March 2013

Western Australian (WA) Health has partnered with leading employment service provider, the Aboriginal Employment Strategy (AES), to deliver Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment programs.
 

New Murri clinic delivers more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services

19 March 2013

Indigenous residents in the Brisbane suburb of Acacia Ridge are enjoying better access to community health services with the opening of a revamped health clinic at the Murri School.
 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board seeks Accreditation Committee member

26 February 2013

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia is calling for nominations or expressions of interest to join the Accreditation Committee.
 

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.
 

Improving health outcomes in Victoria's Indigenous community

30 January 2013

Jill Gallagher, head of the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO), has been awarded an Order of Australia for distinguished service to Victoria's Indigenous community.
 

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.
 

Pilbara physiotherapist receives Rotary Allied Health Professional of the Year Award for 2012

10 December 2012

A physiotherapist who has been working with remote communities in the Pilbara region of Western Australia (WA) for 33 years has won one of WA's most prestigious health awards.
 

NACCHO 2011-12 Annual Report released

27 November 2012

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) annual report was released to members with a speech by chairperson, Justin Mohamed, in Brisbane.
 

Surveys released to assess the 'Indigenous chronic disease package' (ICDP)

22 November 2012

The Australian Government is monitoring and assessing the effectiveness of the Indigenous chronic disease package (ICDP) in achieving the Closing the gap targets (under the ICDP national monitoring and evaluation project).
 

Seven projects underway from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce project

21 November 2012

Seven projects are now being implemented by Health Workforce Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce program in response to findings from their Growing our future: final report.
 

CQUni part of project developing network of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers

19 November 2012

CQUniversity will be part of a newly-funded special research initiative for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers network.
 

New standards for Alcohol Management Plans in NT proposed as part of Stronger Futures package

9 November 2012

The Australian Government released draft minimum standards for Alcohol Management Plans (AMPs) yesterday (8 November), which are designed to help improve safety for Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory (NT).
 

WA Sexual health forum and HealthInfoNet cafe, 7 November

6 November 2012

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet are attending the WA Sexual health forum at the Maritime Museum in Fremantle, WA, on 7 November 2012.
 

Opportunity to develop skills recognition and training program for Indigenous Health Workers

31 October 2012

Health Workforce Australia (HWA) is seeking expressions of interest to deliver skills assessment, recognition and/or upskilling training services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers who wish to meet the qualification requirements for registration as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioner.
 

Have your say on Indigenous Health Worker training this November

31 October 2012

The Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council is reviewing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker qualifications and competency standards to ensure they are current and relevant to existing and emerging job roles.
 

Kimberley GP awarded RACGP General Practice Registrar of the Year Award 2012

31 October 2012

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) General Practice Registrar of the Year Award 2012 was awarded to Dr Catherine Engelke from the Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Service Council (KAMSC) on Saturday 27 October.
 

New approach starting to 'close the gap' in Western Australian (WA) Indigenous health

22 October 2012

Health Minister, Kim Hames, has released results of the Council of Australian Government's (COAG) Closing the Gap National Partnership Agreement with the State Government, which provided $117.43 million to ‘close the gap' between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal health.
 

Documentary about AHWs on Rural Health Channel on October 30th

17 October 2012

A half-hour documentary showcasing the role and function of specific Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers (A&TSIHWs) will be screened on the Rural Health Channel (RHC) on October 30th.
 

NPY Women's Council and WA's Yiriman project win major Indigenous governance awards

17 October 2012

One of Australia's oldest and most respected Aboriginal organisations, the NPY Women's Council, and the West Kimberley youth program, Yiriman project, have won the 2012 Indigenous Governance Awards (IGAs).
 

Outstanding Indigenous health achievements honoured at this year's Deadlys

28 September 2012

A passionate Indigenous health worker from Queensland and a WA antenatal program took out coveted health awards at the 18th annual Deadlys at the Sydney Opera House on 25 September 2012.
 

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.
 

New online resource for Australia's Indigenous Healthy Lifestyle Workers

13 September 2012

An online portal to support Australia's Healthy Lifestyle Workers was launched this week by the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet.
 

NATSIHP discussion paper released, consultation dates set

11 September 2012

Input is now being sought into the development of the new National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health plan (the Plan), following the launch of a discussion paper, online submissions process and national consultation dates this week.
 

Lisa Briggs announced as new CEO of NACCHO

5 September 2012

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) has announced the name of its new CEO.
 

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.
 

First Indigenous environmental health university graduate for Western Australia

31 August 2012

Troy Hill is the very first Aboriginal person from Western Australia (WA) to graduate at a tertiary level in environmental health.
 

HealthInfoNet featured in the second edition of the West Australian Indigenous storybook

29 August 2012

On Friday 24 August, the Hon Robyn McSweeney MLC, Minister for Communities, launched the second edition of the West Australian Indigenous storybook.
 

Top Sydney chefs join to mentor Indigenous trainee chefs

28 August 2012

A group of top chefs have decided to do something constructive to address Indigenous unemployment - they have assembled the National Indigenous Culinary Institute apprenticeship scheme.
 

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).
 

Jump in number of Indigenous medical students

22 August 2012

The number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical students in Australia has increased significantly over the last decade.
 

Accor Hotels supports HealthInfoNet workshops in Western Australia

7 August 2012

The HealthInfoNet would like to acknowledge the support of Accor Hotels in providing reduced accommodation rates at the Mecure Broome and the All Seasons in Kununurra, Geraldton and Port Hedland.
 

HealthInfoNet attending the Western Australian drug and alcohol conference on 7 August

6 August 2012

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet will be running a cafe tomorrow the 7 August (2012) at the Western Australian drug and alcohol conference.
 

Places still available for upcoming HealthInfoNet workshops in the Kimberley

1 August 2012

There are still places available to participate in upcoming HealthInfoNet (AIH) workshops in the Kimberley 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.
 

Indigenous Health Worker registration now a must

27 July 2012

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practice professionals are now being regulated nationally.
 

Tailor the health care to close the gap

13 July 2012

The primary health care peak body, Australian Medicare Local Alliance, is encouraging Australia's Indigenous population to sign up for quality chronic disease management in general practice to receive the health care they need.
 

Time to enter Lowitja's Indigenous health awards for researchers and students

11 July 2012

The Lowitja Institute has announced two national competitive awards for researchers and students whose area of interest is Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.
 

Art or essay about Indigenous health sought for Dr Ross Ingram prize

11 July 2012

The Dr Ross Ingram Memorial Prize is for an outstanding essay or artwork on Indigenous health by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person.
 

HealthInfoNet will run a cafe at the Rural Health West Aboriginal health conference

5 July 2012

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet are attending the Rural Health West Aboriginal health conference in Perth, WA, this Saturday 7 July 2012.
 

Indigenous mental health graduates now have a national voice

26 June 2012

Indigenous graduates from the Bachelor of Health Science (Mental Health) across the country will now have a national voice thanks to the Indigenous Allied Health Australia Inc (IAHA).
 

Western Australian Department of Health's Aboriginal cadetship program proves a success

15 June 2012

The Western Australian (WA) Department of Health's Aboriginal cadetship program has proved so successful a second intake of cadets is being rolled out ahead of schedule.
 

Handbook for Aboriginal alcohol and drug work launched at NIDAC conference today

7 June 2012

The Handbook for Aboriginal alcohol and drug work was launched today (7 June 2012) at the National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (NIDAC) conference in Fremantle, Western Australia (WA).
 

Survey of health professionals and the National Relay Service for people with hearing or speech impairments

6 June 2012

The National Relay Service (NRS) is developing a new online learning module for health professionals.
 

National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol (NIDAC) conference underway tomorrow, 6 June

5 June 2012

The 2nd National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (NIDAC) conference is underway from tomorrow 6 June, 2012, at the Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle, in Western Australia (WA).
 

New National guide for preventive health assessments for Indigenous people released

31 May 2012

The National guide to a preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (second edition) was released today (31 May 2012) by Minister for Indigenous Health, Warren Snowdon.
 

Volunteer opportunities in Oodnadatta available for young Indigenous people

30 May 2012

Australian Volunteers International (AVI) are looking for four Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to work as volunteers in Oodnadatta, South Australia, during July and September in 2012.
 

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.
 

Applications for Western Australian nursing and midwifery fellowships now open

9 May 2012

Applications are now open for six nursing and midwifery fellowships, offered by the Nursing and Midwifery Office of Western Australia's (WA) Department of Health.
 

Cancer Council WA is running courses on cancer education for Aboriginal Health Workers

9 May 2012

The Cancer Council of Western Australia (WA) is calling for applications for their metropolitan Cancer education course for Aboriginal health professionals.
 

Advancement in infomation access for Queensland health practitioners

4 May 2012

Queensland's health practitioners will now have quick access to patient information, helping to provide fast and accurate medical assessments in remote Indigenous communities.
 

Aboriginal cadets carve a career in WA health

23 April 2012

Kickstarting her career and receiving a guaranteed income while she studied were reasons behind Naomi Smith's decision to undertake an Aboriginal cadetship with the Western Australian (WA) Department of Health.
 

Review of HLT07 Health Training Package for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers

20 April 2012

The Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council (CS&HISC) is reviewing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker (A&TSIHW) qualifications and competency standards to ensure they are current and relevant to existing and emerging job roles.
 

New Indigenous traineeships for Perth's South Metro Area Health Service

11 April 2012

Numbers of Indigenous employees in Perth's South Metropolitan Area Health Service (SMAHS) will increase because of a new traineeship program launched last week.
 

Indigenous liaison bridges cultural divide in Queensland ED

10 April 2012

In a Queensland first, three Indigenous liaison officers have started work in the Townsville hospital's emergency department to help bridge the cultural divide and support Indigenous patients undergoing emergency care.
 

New traineeships in Certificates II-IV in Indigenous primary health care in WA

10 April 2012

Aboriginal Health Workers in Western Australia (WA) will have access to more training options with the launch last month of three new primary health care (PHC) traineeships.
 

Winners of 2012 NSW Aboriginal health awards announced

10 April 2012

Individuals, teams and communities in New South Wales (NSW) who have demonstrated excellence in 'closing the gap' in Indigenous health outcomes were celebrated at an Awards ceremony late last month.
 

National Indigenous health worker secretariat launched

4 April 2012

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) Secretariat was launched by The Hon.
 

National Indigenous health award winners announced

3 April 2012

The winners of the 3rd Annual Excellence in Indigenous Health Awards 2012 were announced on 28th March 2012 in Sydney.
 

Indigenous graduates to take part in 'Prison officer in training program'

29 March 2012

Six Indigenous Territorians are on their way to a career in correctional services after recently completing the inaugural Pre-prison officer in training program.
 

Medicines training for Aboriginal Health Workers a success

29 March 2012

The National Prescribing Service (NPS) has announced that its training programs are successfully enhancing the abilities of Aboriginal Health Workers (AHWs) to help patients manage their medicines.
 

Work continues to 'close the gap' in access to medicines

29 March 2012

A continued robust partnership between the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia will see improvements in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people getting the prescription medicines they need, along with tailored advice and assistance.
 

Expanded Aboriginal mental health workforce for New South Wales

22 March 2012

The New South Wales (NSW) Minister for Mental Health, Kevin Humphries, today launched a major initiative to encourage recruitment of Aboriginal health workers to the mental health sector.
 

HealthInfoNet workshops: helping to 'close the gap' in Indigenous health

20 March 2012

To increase access to its web resource and build the capacity of the frontline health workforce - and to assist the health workforce in 'closing the gap' in Indigenous health - the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet will deliver a program of free workshops across Western Australia (WA) over 18 months from April 2012.
 

JUSTICEwa scholarships awarded to Indigenous criminal law students

15 March 2012

JUSTICEwa, organisers of the International justice conference, have established an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander scholarship in the hope of encouraging careers in criminal law and human rights.
 

Recipients of Strong spirit strong mind awards announced

15 March 2012

The Strong spirit strong mind awards were announced on the 14 March 2012 at the Western Australian (WA) Aboriginal drug and alcohol worker forum.
 

Tracking the progress of the Government's Indigenous chronic disease package

13 March 2012

The second annual report on the Australian Government's progress towards implementing the Indigenous chronic disease package has recently been released.
 

Students graduate for a healing future

7 March 2012

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) recently graduated with professional qualifications that will see them provide culturally relevant counselling and therapeutic services to their communities.
 

WA's pioneer Indigenous mental health workers

24 February 2012

Twenty Western Australian Indigenous people have enrolled in tertiary mental health courses following the success of two trail-blazing Indigenous mental health workers in the Pilbara.
 

WA health workers survey

23 February 2012

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet is undertaking a pilot workshop program in WA to help those working in Indigenous health to get the most from our website.
 

Registrations now open for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practitioners

23 February 2012

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia is now accepting registration applications from health workers.
 

New Indigenous mental health web resource launched

22 February 2012

A new web resource for Indigenous social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) workers is now available on the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet website.
 

Finalists announced, Excellence in Indigenous Health Awards

17 February 2012

The 3rd Annual Excellence in Indigenous Health Awards 2012 finalists have now been announced.
 

New national standards now published for Indigenous Health Workers

9 February 2012

Indigenous Health Workers can now find out exactly what is required of them in order to meet the new national standards for their profession.
 

NBN delivers hearing and vision services to the bush

3 February 2012

The Government today launched the Remote hearing and vision services for children initiative, to be delivered through the the National Broadband Network (NBN).
 

Remote health pioneer retires, NT

3 February 2012

Having contributed to the health and wellbeing of Northern Territorians for more than thirty years, Central Australian identity Margie McLean has decided to pass on the baton.
 

Record number of Djirruwang Indigenous mental health graduates

12 January 2012

The new head of a unique program at Charles Sturt University (CSU) to increase the size of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health workforce has ticked more than a few boxes in 2011.
 

Time to nominate excellent local governments (Indigenous, rural health, roads and more...)

12 January 2012

Entries are now being sought for a competition that recognises local government achievements in Indigenous community engagement, reconciliation, rural and remote health and improving services to remote communities.
 

Time to nominate for Indigenous health awards

10 January 2012

Submissions are now being sought for the third Annual Excellence in Indigenous Health Awards.
 

Indigenous nursing pathway a success

22 December 2011

The success of an innovative program to get more Indigenous nurses into the health system is being celebrated following the graduation of six women with a Diploma of Enrolled Nursing last week.
 

New trust fund remembers respected Indigenous midwife

16 December 2011

Sister Alison Bush, a respected Indigenous woman and one of the longest serving and influential midwives in New South Wales, has been honoured with the launch of the Alison Bush Memorial Trust Fund recently.
 

Pilbara Indigenous employment program 2011 scholarships awarded

13 December 2011

The Western Australian Country Health Service recently awarded seven Aboriginal employees a scholarship.
 

Healthy Lifestyle Worker toolkit launched

13 December 2011

The Director of the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet, Professor Neil Thomson, today attended the Canberra launch of a new Healthy Lifestyle Worker toolkit to help tackle chronic disease in Indigenous communities.
 

New alcohol and other drug worker positions for north-west WA under Royalties for regions program

9 December 2011

Up to 31 alcohol and other drug worker positions will be created to expand treatment, prevention and counselling services across the Kimberley and Pilbara regions of Western Australia.
 

Award for Pilbara's Indigenous health jobs program

1 December 2011

An innovative employment program, which is helping to retain and attract Aboriginal people to the health sector in Western Australia (WA), took out a major prize at last night's 2011 WA Health Awards.
 

High praise for Aboriginal Health Workers

25 November 2011

The Northern Territory's Minister for Health, Kon Vatskalis, has congratulated the recipients of this year's Aboriginal Health Worker (AHW) Excellence Awards, presented at a function at Darwin's Parliament House this week.
 

Indigenous social worker from WA acknowledged for remarkable contributions

10 November 2011

Associate Professor Dawn Bessarab from the Aboriginal Health and Education Unit, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, has won a 2011 Social Worker of the Year award.
 

NSW Aboriginal Health Awards now open for nominations

9 November 2011

Closing the gap in health outcomes between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people is a key priority for New South Wales (NSW).
 

Aboriginal Community Worker of the Year awarded at Coffs Harbour

8 November 2011

Garry Matthews has won the Aboriginal Community Worker of the Year Award 2011 in recognition of his contribution to his local Coffs Harbour community in New South Wales (NSW).
 

Children of the Dreaming recognised for closing the gap in health

1 November 2011

An organisation based in Ipswich, Queensland, has received an award for their outstanding commitment to closing the gap in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.
 

Sydney hospital promotes health jobs for Indigenous people

1 November 2011

More than 70 people recently attended an Open Day at a Sydney hospital where health jobs were promoted to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
 

Forum highlights need for Indigenous engagement in water planning

26 October 2011

Indigenous people play a vital role in managing water resources and must be engaged in water allocation planning to capitalise on future economic development opportunities and to protect environmental and cultural values for generations to come.
 

More Indigenous Australians accessing targeted health services

26 October 2011

There was a significant increase in the use of services targeted at Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in 2009-10 compared with the previous year, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
 

Healthy conversation point

24 October 2011

A new website, byalawa.com, is promoting communication between medical professionals and their Aboriginal patients.
 

Government releases NT consultation report

24 October 2011

The Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs Jenny Macklin released the Stronger futures in the Northern Territory consultation report in Alice Springs last week.
 

Community controlled health sector in Queensland demonstrates real influence

20 October 2011

A new blueprint for Indigenous health reform in Queensland has just been launched by Queensland's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Partnerships Minister, Curtis Pitt.
 

New primary health care services for south-east Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

20 October 2011

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in south-east Queensland will have better access to health checks, general practice services, dental health, allied health and follow-up care with the opening of two new clinics in Brisbane.
 

Nominate now for 2012 Western Australia (WA) Rural Health West Doctors' Service Awards

17 October 2011

The Western Australia (WA) Rural Health West Doctors' Services Awards are now open for nominations.
 

Breastscreen supports rural and remote communities

10 October 2011

More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are participating in BreastScreen Queensland's breast cancer screening program, as a result of the efforts and support from local Indigenous female community health workers.
 

Indigenous STI plans need evidence

7 October 2011

Indigenous health expert, James Ward from the University of New South Wales's Kirby Institute, says programs that have a proven track record must be rolled out nationally to address high rates of sexually transmissible infections (STIs) in Aboriginal communities.
 

Indigenous theatre promotes safe sex and self-respect message

5 October 2011

A group of young performers and health workers are using their artistic skills to teach young Pilbara people about leading a healthy lifestyle.
 

School workshops encourage Indigenous kids to work in health

4 October 2011

Indigenous secondary students are being encouraged to consider pursuing a career in health, as part of the Australian Government's Attracting more people to work in Indigenous health campaign.
 

Health workers honoured at the Deadly Awards

28 September 2011

The 17th Deadly Awards were held at the Sydney Opera House on the 27 September 2011, recognising outstanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander achievements in sport, the arts, music and health.
 

Action needed to improve Aboriginal Health Worker training

27 September 2011

Key opportunities to improve Aboriginal health would be lost unless there is immediate action to improve Aboriginal Health Worker training, said Aboriginal Medical Services Northern Territory (AMSANT) board member, Ms Paula Arnol.
 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia has now released its draft registration standards for consultation

21 September 2011

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board of Australia (the Board) has released a consultation paper on proposed registration standards for: continuing professional development criminal history English language skills professional indemnity insurance (PII) recency of practice.
 

Chronic Disease Network Recognition Awards for Aboriginal Health Workers

16 September 2011

The Chronic Disease Network (CDN) Recognition Awards have been held annually since 2008.
 

'Year of the Aboriginal Health Worker' launched in the Northern Territory

6 September 2011

The important contributions made to the Aboriginal health workforce in the Northern Territory (NT) have been celebrated in Katherine with the launch of the 'Year of the Aboriginal Health Worker'.
 

Aboriginal Health Workers Board of the Northern Territory annual newsletter published

31 August 2011

The latest edition of the annual Aboriginal Health Workers Board of the Northern Territory newsletter is now published.
 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health practice board to join national scheme

2 August 2011

The Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council has announced the appointment of 39 inaugural members to the national boards for four health professions including the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board.
 

Push to get more Indigenous people into health careers

26 July 2011

A $4.3 million campaign has been launched to attract more Indigenous people to careers in Indigenous health.
 

Aboriginal Health Worker receives top praise

26 August 2010

Phyllis Tighe from Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service Co-operative Limited (WAMS) in western NSW has received the 2010 Director General's Award for Aboriginal Health.
 

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers Association formally acknowledged

1 February 2010

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers Association (NATSIHWA) has been formally launched by the Minister for Indigenous Health Warren Snowdon on Friday 29 January 2010.
 

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association formed

17 June 2009

May 2009 saw the formation of the interim Board of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Association.
 

National Lead Clinicians Group - 2014 Awards for excellence now open

The National Lead Clinicians Group - 2014 Awards for excellence are now open.
 
 
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