Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health
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National health resources

Australian Government Portal

A gateway to information on Australian Government Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander initiatives and programs.

Link: Australian Government Portal

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)

Seminars Series are run throughout the annual year on a variety of topics relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Link: Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies - Seminar Series

Australian Indigenous HealthinfoNet

The HealthInfoNet is a 'one-stop info-shop' that aims to contribute to 'closing the gap' in health between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians by informing practice and policy in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health by making research and other knowledge readily accessible.

Link: Australian Indigenous HealthinfoNet

Australian Indigenous Mental Health

The Australian Aboriginal Indigenous Mental Health site has been developed by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health Committee of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) and beyondblue: the national depression initiative.

The site supports the work of health professionals in improving knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait mental health issues and to achieve better outcomes.

Link: Australian Indigenous Mental Health

Condoman

Condoman was first developed in 1987 by a group of Indigenous Health Workers in Townsville. The campaign sought to promote and encourage condom use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. The popularity of Condoman has increased over the years, appealing to the wider Australian population and other countries.

In 2009 Condoman was relaunched with a new and modern design. This latest design is the product of a partnership between the Queensland Association for Healthy Communities (QAHC) and the Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAIHC). The campaign has maintained the original catch phrase of 'Don't be shame be game' and the aim is to introduce Condoman to a new generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

The 2009 Condoman campaign consists of: a poster; 24 page comic book; key ring; and condom pack.

Link: Condoman

Fred Hollows Foundation - Improving Indigenous Health

Fred took eye care to some of Australia's most remote Indigenous communities—he was active in the establishment of Australia's first Aboriginal community controlled medical service at Redfern in NSW, and he spoke out about the shameful state of Indigenous health compared to the health of all other Australians.

A specific focus on primary health care and Aboriginal community-controlled health services is based on evidence that primary health care can make a significant contribution to improvements in health and reflects.

Link: Fred Hollows Foundation

Health professionals' learning and teaching resource - working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients and clients

The online teaching resource aims to help 'close the gap' between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians through improving communication between health professionals and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The Byalawa project comprises a website and a set of six online videos designed to assist health sciences students across a range of disciplines learn to effectively communicate with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients and clients.

Link: Byalawa

The Lime Network

The aim of the LIME Network is to be a dynamic network dedicated to ensuring the quality and effectiveness of teaching and learning of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health in medical education, as well as best practice in the recruitment and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical students.

Link: The LIME Network

The Lowitja Institute Australia's National Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research

The Lowitja Institute is an innovative research body that brings together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, academic institutions and government agencies to facilitate collaborative, evidence-based research into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

Link: Lowitja