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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.

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.

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