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Respiratory disease is a major health problem among Indigenous people, with the prevalence and mortality and hospitalisation rates higher than those for the non-Indigenous population.
The development of respiratory disease and the progression to complications can be prevented, so clearly much more needs to be done. The development of appropriate strategies and programs at national, state and regional levels requires access to accurate, up-to-date information and resources.
This web resource aims at increasing the access of people involved in addressing the prevention and management of respiratory disease among Indigenous peoples to accurate, up-to-date information and resources.
In aiming to provide access to good quality information and resources for people involved in addressing respiratory disease among Indigenous peoples, this web resource includes: reviews; guidelines; resources; programs, projects and lessons; policies and strategies; publications; and links. It will also include information about research activity, organisations and agencies and individuals working in the field.
Development of this web resource has been made possible with funds provided to the HealthInfoNet by the Australian Department of Health and Ageing's Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH) - both through our core agreement and special funds made available in 2006-07 for re-development of the resource into its current form.
The HealthInfoNet is currently exploring options for adding the capacity for people involved in the area to actively share their knowledge, information and experiences through development of a yarning place (an electronic network) that encourages electronic yarning and networking among people working across Australia addressing the prevention and management of respiratory disease among Indigenous peoples.