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Johnson & Johnson takes action on reconciliation

09 June, 2021

On the heels of National Reconciliation Week, the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies has launched its Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan 2021–2023.

Keeping Australia's Indigenous communities COVID safe

23 April, 2021 by Jane Allman

A wide range of measures have been implemented to protect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities from COVID-19 across Australia.

Wirraka Maya Health Service embraces digital health

01 April, 2021

The Aboriginal community health service in Port Hedland, WA, has produced record results in the use of technology to ensure better connected care for local patients.

In Conversation with Dr Teagan-Jane Westendorf

01 March, 2021

Hospital + Healthcare talks to Dr Teagan-Jane Westendorf from the National Advisory Group for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Aged Care.

Finding a path to improve Indigenous workforce and healthcare outcomes

15 February, 2021 by Jane Allman

A study of two exemplary cancer services has found eight key factors helping to improve Indigenous patient and staff outcomes.

Indigenous health framework generates mixed results

08 December, 2020

AIHW has released the 2020 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework, finding mixed results for the 68 measures investigated.

COVID-19 and the vulnerability of remote Indigenous communities

30 October, 2020 by Dr Gabrielle O’Kane, CEO, National Rural Health Alliance

Dr Gabrielle O'Kane looks at why Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people living in remote communities are at greater risk of COVID-19.

Program set to improve medication access for Indigenous Australians

27 October, 2020

Metro North Hospital and Health Service is launching a pharmaceutical program that will allow greater access to medications for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients visiting its facilities.

Professor Roianne West: on a mission to achieve equity in our health system

16 October, 2020 by Jane Allman

What would you say if someone told you that racism is embedded in Australia's healthcare system, and that the system itself was perpetuating inequities?

NSW/ACT GP in Training of the Year announced

01 October, 2020

Dr Josephine Guyer has won the RACGP's NSW/ACT General Practitioner in Training of the Year award.

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.

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