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Australian Indigenous disadvantage in health is a central issue in Australia with 'closing the gap' becoming a national priority. Recent COAG commitments have seen around $5 billion allocated by governments to address these shortcomings. Since 1997 the HealthInfoNet has been making information on this important subject freely accessible.
A recent external review (2009) commissioned by the Australian Department of Health and Ageing's Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH), our 'core' funder, confirmed that we provide a unique and vital resource, which is not replicated by any other site. Therefore, our role in helping to inform practice and policy by providing the evidence base in Indigenous health is a vital one. We seek your assistance to increase our support for those who work or study in this area. We are a 'neutral' not-for-profit organisation with no political agenda and we facilitate knowledge utilisation/translation and its dissemination, and facilitate knowledge sharing among people involved in Indigenous health. Our national audience is wide and diverse including Indigenous community controlled services and their representative bodies, government agencies, non-government organisations, other health service agencies, health professionals and their associations, researchers and tertiary students. The fact that we provide a wide body of free quality material across many disciplines makes us very effective and allows us to make significant contributions, which in turn support those working in Indigenous health.
You may wish to support the HealthInfoNet in helping to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through the continued work of the HealthInfoNet.
or for more information please contact Development & Marketing Manager Tara Hoyne on firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Donations are tax deductible