Our work is primarily supported by the Australian Department of Health. Funding, for the ‘core’ work of the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet, is provided via the Australian Department of Health’s Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme. The funding enables good coverage of all the topic areas on the website and enhanced coverage of the following topics:
These enhanced topics are organised as Portals on the website. Portals provide information about the main topic as well as key sub-topics so information can be accessed quickly and efficiently and has immediate, practical use. Each sub-topic has key facts, written in plain language, which adds to a user’s understanding of a topic as well as access to key resources relevant to the subtopic. Portals, which receive specific funding, also have workforce information on courses, events, funding and jobs relevant to the topic.
The Australian Department of Health also provides funding, as part of the Health Protection program, to support the enhanced coverage of environmental health via the Environmental Health Portal.
Other Portals are supported by specific funding provided by funding bodies; these are shown below under ‘Other funders’.
Opportunities to fund the HealthInfoNet
In the Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme, the Australian Government Department of Health is committed to the delivery of high quality, comprehensive and culturally appropriate essential health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Aboriginal Health, a statewide office within WA Department of Health, is responsible for facilitating a collaborative and coordinated approach within WA Health’s public health system to improve health outcomes for all Aboriginal people living in Western Australia. The Government of WA provides financial support for the WA State Portal.
Metro South Hospital and Health Service (MSHHS) have funded us to provide resources which relate specifically to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. MSHHS have received funding for a project called caring@home for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Resources developed in the caring@home project support a patient centred approach to care that recognises that many Australians express a wish to die at home though most die in hospital. MSHHS is the major provider of public health services in the Brisbane south side, Logan, Redlands and Scenic Rim regions and employ more than 13,000 staff who provide specialist health care to a population of more than 1 million people, 23% of Queensland’s population
The First Peoples Health Unit (FPHU) leads the implementation of the Griffith Health First Peoples Health Plan (2016-2022). The Plan is the Health Group’s statement of a broad vision Transformational Leadership Baugal Baugulin Yabruma (Well Better Always) for what the FPHU, the Health Group, schools, programs and its First Peoples Health community organisations, industry and partners can achieve to contribute to closing the gap in health and educational outcomes between Australia’s First Peoples and other Australians. Griffith University provides financial support for the Cultural Safety for Health Professionals Portal.
The Healing Foundation is a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation that partners with communities to address the ongoing trauma caused by actions like the forced removal of children from their families. The Healing Foundation supports locally-run projects, training and education, and commemorations and is leading the way in Indigenous healing research. The Healing Foundation provides financial support for the Healing Portal.
Palliative Care Australia (PCA) is the national peak body for palliative care in Australia. PCA represents all those who work towards high quality palliative care for all Australians. Working closely with consumers, their Member Organisations and the palliative care workforce, PCA aims to improve access to, and promote the need for, palliative care.
PCA provides financial support for the Palliative Care and End-of Life Care Portal.
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We respect all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people—their customs and their beliefs. We also pay our respects to Elders past and present, with particular acknowledgement to the Whadjuk people of the Nyoongar nation, the traditional owners of the lands where our offices are located.