Aged & Allied Health > Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health

Specialised pandemic training to help remote communities

04 September, 2020

More than 50,000 Indigenous health workers and practitioners have accessed specialised training to help protect remote communities from COVID-19 outbreaks.


HAPEE initiative works with Indigenous communities to improve hearing health

10 August, 2020

Hearing Australia is working with regional, rural and remote communities across Australia to address the high rates of hearing loss in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.


Interpreter boost reduces patient self-discharge

05 August, 2020

A study conducted at Royal Darwin Hospital has found that increased use of Aboriginal interpreters was associated with a decrease in patients leaving treatment early.


Award honours Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researcher

24 July, 2020

Leading Aboriginal academic Professor Roianne West has been awarded the 2020 Lowitja Institute Cranlana Award for her outstanding research leadership.


The impact of COVID-19 on Indigenous Australians

01 July, 2020

A report led by the University of Western Australia reveals that the pandemic has put many Indigenous Australians at risk of severe psychological distress.


Caring for Aboriginal Elders in the Pilbara

26 February, 2020 by Linda Baraciolli*

Originally from Victoria, this is Katrina Galley's second stint in the Pilbara. They say the red dirt gets into your veins, and calls you back.


Remote medicine on Thursday Island

12 February, 2020

For Dr Allison Hempenstall, Thursday Island is a gateway to opportunity.


In Conversation... with Jenny Messell

15 October, 2019 by Jacqui Jones

We speak with Jenny Messell, the NT's 2019 Nurse of the Year and Service Manager at Indigenous residential aged-care facility Juninga Centre.


ASID Annual Scientific Meeting deemed a success for NT

26 September, 2019

The Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases (ASID) Annual Scientific Meeting 2019 saw 450 attendees descend on the Darwin Convention Centre.


NT health sector specialties create learning opportunities

15 March, 2019

An increasing number of health sector organisations are holding their conferences in the Northern Territory, providing educational and cultural benefits.


Delivering culturally safe care for ATSI elders

11 March, 2019

Providing a culturally safe environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander elders is both appropriate and respectful. But how can we ensure this occurs?


Using heat for injury prevention and pain relief

29 November, 2018

Hot and cold therapies have been used for centuries for pain relief and relaxation.


Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

17 April, 2018 by Margaret Banks*

The second edition of the NSQHS Standards now contains specific actions addressing the health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


9 out of 10 youth in WA detention have severe neuro-disability

14 February, 2018

The level of FASD and other brain disorders in youth in detention in Australia is among the highest for incarcerated youth globally.


In Conversation ... with Associate Professor James Ward

14 November, 2017 by Laini Bennett

Known for his research into infectious diseases in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, A/Prof Ward is a passionate advocate for taking action against STIs. He doesn't just talk the talk … he walks the walk.


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