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).
World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated every year on November 14 and the campaign is led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and its member associations and engages millions of people worldwide in diabetes advocacy and awareness.&nbsp; Diabetes education and prevention is the WDD theme for the period 2009-2013.
Twenty optometrists and support staff from the Sunglass Hut and OPSM's charitable organisation OneSight Foundation, recently visited the Aboriginal town of Doomadgee in northwest Queensland, and transformed it into an urban optometrists' workshop.
More than 180 million people around the world suffer from diabetes and the World Health Organisation estimates the number is likely to double by 2030, with India, China and the US predicted to have the largest number of those affected.
Singer Jessica Mauboy is calling for Darwin-based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women to complete a quick survey as part of the Diabetes and Related Conditions in Urban Indigenous People in the Darwin Region (DRUID) study, a ground-breaking diabetes and heart disease study.
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.
The Fred Hollows Foundation has announced it is entering into a $3 million partnership with the University of Melbourne to carry out an innovative program to reduce diabetes related blindness and combat chronic disease among Indigenous Australians.
The Department of Health is using a culturally appropriate approach in engaging the metropolitan Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to help close the health disparity gap between Aboriginal and non Aboriginal Australians.
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.
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.
A new national diabetes assessment released yesterday reinforces a legacy of pandemic proportions being left for future generations, with one in three of today's Gen Ys joining the ranks of what commentators are calling 'Gen D' (or 'Generation diabetes') during their lifetime.
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.
Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Chief Minister and Minister for Health, Katy Gallagher, announced on 23 October 2011, funding of $1.2 million through the ACT health promotions grant program to promote good health and prevent chronic disease.
The Western Desert kidney health project will visit Laverton in Western Australia's Goldfields this week with a mobile clinic to test for as well as work with the community to educate them about what causes diabetes and kidney disease.
A study conducted by the Menzies Centre for Health Policy has found that sharing stories and health information with friends and families gives strength to Indigenous Australians living with chronic illness.