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.
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Users of this web resource are warned that it may contain images and/or references to deceased people,
which could cause distress or sadness particularly for some Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The resource may also contain words and descriptions that could be culturally sensitive and which might not normally
be used in public or community contexts. For example, some information may be considered appropriate for viewing
only by men or only by women. The HealthInfoNet respects such culturally sensitive issues, but,
for technical reasons, it has not been possible to provide materials in a way that prevents access by a person of the other gender.
Users are asked to respect this cultural protocol.
The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters of Australia and the Torres Strait.
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.