The HealthInfoNet has achieved recognition for its innovative approaches to the generation and sharing of knowledge. This recognition includes being chosen as a finalist in the prestigious Stockholm Challenge Award (the international award that highlights the benefits that information and communication technology can bring to people and society) and winning the Public Health Association of Australia’s inaugural Eberhard Wenzel Online Award. Other HealthInfoNet awards include:
The HealthInfoNet won the Poster award at the 13th Annual ADMA and 21st Chronic Diseases Network NT Conference held in Darwin, 11-12 September 2017. The poster, titled ‘New online resources to support eye care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with diabetes’, provided information about a series of multimedia resources that have been designed to support primary health care providers to tackle diabetic retinopathy. The HealthInfoNet and The Fred Hollows Foundation are collaborating to co-design and develop evidence-based online resources to support local service providers to implement these initiatives for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients. The poster outlines the collaborative development of the evidence-based online resources, the key messages for primary health care providers delivering diabetic eye care and how innovative online resources can support health practice.
Letter of Commendation at the awards for the quality of the social and emotional wellbeing section.
Winners in the prestigious ‘Outstanding achievement’ category. The award recognises charitable organisations that have achieved outstanding results through initiatives that have significantly raised the awareness and/or funds for a charitable cause and are designed to showcase the dedication and success of non-profit organisations and the measurable impact of their campaigns and initiatives.
Winner of the award which recognises the importance of engagement in the research activities of the University, of research that adds value to the community and makes a difference; developing research projects which have been determined, in part, by the community. The HealthInfoNet received this accolade for the vital role it plays in the engaging with a wide range of stakeholders across the country.
Winner of the award which was established as a way to recognise and reward staff for outstanding achievements, across a range of categories. The HealthInfoNet received this accolade for its vital role in translation research within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector.
One of three finalists nominated for the category of Excellence in Research. The awards are an annual event that encourage, recognise and celebrate achievements to prevent and reduce alcohol and other drug use and harm in Australia.
Winner of the ‘Diversity’ category. The judges of the ‘Diversity’ category agreed that the HealthInfoNet makes a significant contribution to improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders – “Through a visually stunning interface, the HealthInfoNet has developed an online Indigenous health resource, which helps overcome the obstacles posed by Australia’s vast geographic expanses and the remoteness of many affected communities.” The judges commented that many communities and projects from outside Australia could learn a lot from this important resource that appropriately respects the culture of our first nation people.
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.