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New maternal and child health clinic opened in WA's South West

9 February 2018

lt;p gt;The South West Aboriginal Medical Service (SWAMS), based in Bunbury, Western Australia (WA) has unveiled its new maternal and child health clinic, Kwilenap.

Women with type 2 diabetes lose CVD protection

30 January 2018

lt;p gt;People with diabetes are twice as likely to suffer sudden cardiac death, a new report shows.

Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship 2018

22 January 2018

lt;p gt;Applications for the 2018 round of the Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarship Scheme are now open.

Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women's Voices) project launched

6 December 2017

lt;p gt;The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, June Oscar AO, has officially launched the Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women's Voices) project.

Singing duo hope to promote health and wellbeing among Indigenous women

21 November 2017

lt;p gt;A Perth, Western Australian singing duo will launch a social event to promote health and wellbeing among Indigenous women and children this month.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health coup for Townsville

15 November 2017

lt;p gt;Townsville, Queensland (Qld), will lead Australia in shy;delivering an internationally acclaimed health and wellbeing program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families.

Gestational diabetes now fastest growing type of diabetes in Australia

15 November 2017

lt;p gt;Yesterday on World Diabetes Day, health experts highlighted the significant increase in gestational diabetes which in the past 12 months has affected 38,000 Australian women during pregnancy.

Indigenous dialysis patients help sew 1,000 skirts for outback women in the Kimberley

14 November 2017

lt;p class= quot;first quot; gt;A group of Indigenous dialysis patients who have been sewing skirts for remote community women during their treatments have completed their 1,000th garment.

New investments for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child health

10 November 2017

lt;p gt;Funding has been announced for nine Northern Territory (NT) medical research projects worth over $12 million, which aim to save children's lives, and help close the gap in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

WA researcher Anne Poelina presented with international women's award

19 October 2017

lt;div class= quot;tg-tlc-storybody_intro quot; gt; lt;p gt;A Broome researcher and environmental advocate for the Kimberley, Western Australia (WA) has been presented with an international award that recognises women in rural life.

Pink cups for breast cancer awareness

9 October 2017

lt;p gt;Wide Bay Hospital and Health Service (WBHHS) in Queensland, plan to paint the town pink with coffee cups and distribute dilly bags to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to help promote breast cancer awareness month in October 2017.

FASD prevention project underway in regional cities

4 October 2017

lt;p gt;A multi-million dollar project aiming to raise awareness and prevent cases of Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) will be rolled out in two regional Australian locations.

Smoking rates among pregnant Indigenous women tackled in major research project

26 September 2017

lt;p class= quot;first quot; gt;It is hoped a large-scale research project will help provide clearer solutions for tackling smoking rates among pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women across the country.

Funding boost to help new AOD programs in WA

22 September 2017

lt;p gt;Three new alcohol and other drugs (AOD) programs will begin around the South West region of Western Australia (WA) next month, as part of additional funding received by Breakaway Aboriginal Corporation.

Domestic violence put in the picture at Stop It at the Start workshops in Midland

18 September 2017

lt;p gt;Stop It at the Start workshop materials to reduce the cycle of violence against women and their children are being used in new workshops in Midland, Western Australia (WA).

Empowering women - an Indigenous focus

17 August 2017

lt;p gt;The Tai Chi for Health North Queensland Association Incorporated have been successful in obtaining funding to engage community members in a healthy gentle exercise program to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in the Townsville and Mackay regions of Queensland.

Artificial womb raises hope for premature babies

9 August 2017

lt;p gt;An artificial womb has been successfully used to incubate healthy baby lambs for a period of one week, and researchers hope the technology will one day be able to do the same for extremely premature babies.

Northern Territory Aboriginal men fall behind in life expectancy

17 July 2017

lt;p gt;Life expectancy gaps for Northern Territory (NT) Aboriginal women are closing, yet they are widening for men.

More Indigenous midwives equals strong cultural connection for mothers and babies: expert

12 July 2017

lt;p gt;There are calls for more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander midwives as experts say Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers-to-be connect on a deeper level with midwives from the same race.

FASD a major factor in Aboriginal suicide in WA says Telethon Kids Institute researcher

6 July 2017

lt;p gt;James Fitzpatrick from the Telethon Kids Institute has given evidence at an inquest into the suicides of 13 young Aboriginal people in the Kimberley, including five children aged between 10 and 13.

World class focus on boosting remote health

5 July 2017

lt;div id= quot;story-description quot; gt; lt;p class= quot;noindent selectionShareable quot; gt;Mother, Nellie Impu, from Alice Springs in the Northern Territory (NT), is part of a grim health statistic profoundly out of place in a first-world nation: one in five pregnant Aboriginal women in the NT has diabetes.

Camp activities designed to develop leadership ability

28 June 2017

lt;p gt;Young Indigenous women from across the Pilbara, Western Australia, converged on Port Hedland for the opportunity to develop their leadership skills.

The risks associated with diabetic retinopathy and pregnancy: CERA researcher awarded a grant from the Alfred Felton Bequest

20 June 2017

lt;p gt;Associate Professor Lyndell Lim and her team at the Centre for Eye Research Australia rsquo;s (CERA) Clinical Trials Research Centre have been awarded seed funding to assist in the creation of a retinopathy screening program and clinical database to improve the care of pregnant women with diabetic retinopathy.

What parents can do for grieving children: Parentlink

19 June 2017

lt;p gt;According to Parentlink, children grieve from an early age, but not in the same way that adults do.

Aboriginal midwives walk to close the gap in healthcare in Indigenous communities

4 May 2017

lt;p gt;Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander midwives led by Leona McGrath, Indigenous Health Advisor, New South Wales (NSW) Government and Dr Donna Hartz from the National Centre for Cultural Competence at the University of Sydney will walk through Redfern, Sydney, on Friday 5 May to celebrate International Day for the Midwife and highlight a number of key issues in the sector.

New portal helping to reduce tobacco smoking among pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women

1 May 2017

lt;p gt;The Preventing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Maternal Smoking (PATSIMS) portal is designed to improve access to information, resources, support and training for health professionals addressing tobacco smoking among pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, new mothers, and their families.

My Life, My Lead consultation inviting submissions on the social and cultural determinants of health

21 April 2017

lt;p gt;The Department of Health is inviting submissions from organisations and individuals on the social and cultural determinants of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

Put your foot down on diabetes

10 April 2017

lt;p gt;The simple act of walking down stairs could help prevent diabetes, according to new research from Edith Cowan University (ECU) in Western Australia.

Refuge opens up opportunities for women

5 April 2017

lt;p gt;The Kalumburu, Western Australia, Strong Women rsquo;s Centre is not just a women rsquo;s refuge, it has become a hub for education, advocacy and increasingly in employment.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women targeted in new BreastScreen campaign

30 March 2017

lt;p gt;A new BreastScreen campaign, launched in New South Wales this week at Mount Druitt and Blacktown train stations, aims to encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to get their breasts checked.

New workshops about heart health for women of North Coast NSW

27 March 2017

lt;p gt;A series of workshops is being held in Northern New South Wales (NSW) to raise awareness among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women of the risk factors for heart disease.

Close the Gap campaign progress and priorities report released

16 March 2017

lt;p gt;The Close the Gap Campaign Steering Committee have released the lt;a href= quot; quot; target= quot;_blank quot; gt; lt;em gt;Close the Gap campaign 2017 progress and priorities report lt;/em gt; lt;/a gt;, which marks National Close the Gap Day.

Aboriginal executive appointment first for metropolitan hospital

7 March 2017

lt;p gt; lt;span gt;St John of God Midland Public Hospital has become the first hospital in the Perth metropolitan area, Western Australia (WA), to appoint a head of Aboriginal health onto its executive board.

Indigenous girls' Deadly Science program heads to WA thanks to surfing legend's grant

7 March 2017

lt;p gt; lt;span gt;A North Queensland program that inspires Indigenous girls to pursue careers in science is being extended to Western Australia thanks to a grant from an Australian surfing legend.

Improving Mental Health Screening for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Pregnant Women and New Mums

24 February 2017

lt;p gt;Apunipima Cape York Health Council is taking part in a unique study in a bid to improve the mental health of expectant and new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mums living in remote communities.

Women’s Health Survey aims to better understand the health information needs and health behaviours of Australian women

22 February 2017

lt;p gt;The Jean Hailes annual Women rsquo;s Health Survey is a national online survey with the aim to better understand the health information needs and health behaviours of women in Australia.

$27 million for better Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health outcomes

21 February 2017

lt;p gt;New funding of $27m for child and maternal health programs and primary health care will help keep Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children healthy and ready to learn when they start school and ensure they are properly immunised.

Aboriginal mothers in WA jails discuss domestic violence in lives, as study finds 'culture of fighting'

16 February 2017

lt;p gt;Almost 90% of Aboriginal mothers in West Australian (WA) jails interviewed for a new report on the role of intergenerational violence in their lives, said they experienced violence in relationships with their partners and families, and 54 admitted using violence against others.

New Closing the gap report shows limited success in meeting targets

14 February 2017

lt;p gt;The Australian Government has released the latest lt;em gt;Closing the gap: Prime Minister's report 2017 lt;/em gt;, the ninth annual report card on the progress made towards meeting the nation's targets to close the gap in life expectancy, early childhood, health, education and employment between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous Australians.

June Oscar AO appointed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner

9 February 2017

lt;p gt;The Australian Government has announced June Oscar AO as the new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, replacing outgoing commissioner Mick Gooda, who has served in the role since 2010.

Aboriginal women's refuge doubles capacity

31 January 2017

lt;p gt;The lt;a href= quot; quot; gt;Wooree Miya Women's Refuge lt;/a gt; in Perth, lt;a href= quot; quot; gt;Western Australia (WA) lt;/a gt; has doubled its capacity following a $6 million contribution from the WA State Government.

Specialist healthcare closer to home for Pilbara

30 January 2017

lt;p gt;Medical specialist and obstetric services and a women's health program will be boosted in the Pilbara, Western Australia, thanks to a $13.63 million extension of the Pilbara Health Initiative, made possible by the Liberal National Government's Royalties for Regions.

Ms June Oscar AO, National Finalist Australia's Local Hero 2017

30 January 2017

lt;p gt; lt;span gt;Congratulations to Ms June Oscar, a senior Bunuba woman from Fitzroy Crossing, Western Australia (WA), who upset businesses and even members of her own extended family when she began the tough work of securing alcohol restrictions in her community in 2007.

Katungul community puts heart and soul into saving women's hearts

18 January 2017

lt;p gt;Community organisations in the Eurobodalla and Bega Valley Shires of New South Wales recently gathered to celebrate the launch of a new video made by and for local community members.

Domestic violence counsellors call for more services for men

11 January 2017

lt;p gt;Regional counsellors are calling for services that target perpetrators of domestic and family violence to achieve long-term change.

White Ribbon Day: Territorians march to oppose violence against women

25 November 2016

lt;p gt;Six hundred people in the Northern Territory (NT), including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, non-Indigenous Australians, and police officers, have marched side-by-side to take a stand lt;span gt;against the violence continuing to threaten the lives of women.

New approach to tackling Indigenous smoking amongst Aboriginal women

22 November 2016

lt;p gt; lt;a href= quot; quot; gt;Rural Health West lt;/a gt; have received funding for lt;a href= quot; quot; gt;a new research project lt;/a gt; in the Pilbara, lt;a href= quot; quot; gt;Western Australia (WA) lt;/a gt;, that will take an innovative approach to tackling smoking amongst Aboriginal women.

Groundbreaking new Birthing on Country program launched

15 November 2016

lt;p gt;A new maternity program designed to achieve better health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and their babies has just been launched.

National Cervical Cancer Awareness Week

8 November 2016

lt;p gt;Australian women are being encouraged to make sure they are up to date with their cervical screening and Gardasil vaccinations.

Kalgoorlie doctor seeing more complications after Aboriginal maternal health service closed

7 November 2016

lt;p gt;A Kalgoorlie paediatrician says she is seeing more health complications for pregnant mothers and young children since the closure of a dedicated Aboriginal health service last year.

Have your say about factors that can help more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to take part in mammographic screening

27 October 2016

lt;p gt;The University of Melbourne is currently undertaking a study on behalf of Cancer Australia to identify critical success factors for increasing mammographic screening participation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women across Australia.

Expressions of interest sought for Aboriginal Women's fitness scholarships

27 October 2016

lt;p gt;National health promotion charity, Bluearth is looking to partner with a leading lt;a href= quot; quot; gt;Western Australia (WA) lt;/a gt; Registered Training Organisation (RTO) to offer a minimum of two scholarships for Cert IV in Fitness to Aboriginal women.

All-female Indigenous rugby league team backs Quit for New Life in light of startling figures

13 October 2016

lt;p gt;Female rugby league players from the Mt Druitt area, New South Wales, are tackling the issue of smoking among pregnant Indigenous women.

WA midwives to play key immunisation role

11 October 2016

lt;p gt;Public sector midwives in lt;a href= quot; quot; gt;Western Australia (WA) lt;/a gt; will be able to administer pertussis (whooping cough) and flu vaccines to pregnant women following changes to the WA Health Vaccine Administration code and the introduction of a new training course.

Expression of interest for out of home care reform workshops

5 October 2016

The Department for Child Protection and Family Support, Western Australia, is undergoing a period of reform.

Breast cancer prevention drug subsidised by PBS

4 October 2016

A preventative medicine which could reduce the risk of developing breast cancer has been subsidised by the Federal government's Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS).

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 1-31 October

1 October 2016

October is Australia's Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Significantly higher disease burden for Indigenous Australians - but improvements made

26 September 2016

A new report released on Friday by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) finds that although Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians face a substantially higher disease burden than non-Indigenous Australians, improvements have been seen, with more possible.

New centre planned for Aboriginal domestic violence perpetrators in the Pilbara

14 September 2016

There are plans to build the first specialist counselling centre for Aboriginal perpetrators of domestic violence in Western Australia's (WA) Pilbara region.

Register now for Breastscreen WA's Pink Ribbon Breakfast

13 September 2016

Registrations are now open for Breastscreen Western Australia (WA)'s Pink Ribbon Breakfast, to be held Monday 24 October at Fraser's Function Centre in King's Park, Perth.

New $266,000 initiative to prevent FASD in Western Australia

9 September 2016

The State Government of Western Australia (WA) has announced a $266,000 campaign to prevent FASD in the state.

Aboriginal Women access health care in Palmerston

8 September 2016

The Danila Dilba Centre in Palmerston, Northern Territory, is an Aboriginal health service which aims to improve Indigenous mothers' access to health care during their pregnancy.

Newly developed diabetes resources for Aboriginal women

8 September 2016

Diabetes Western Australia (WA) have developed resources for Aboriginal women who are pregnant, providing information on gestational diabetes and diabetes in pregnancy.

Shooting Stars reaches Mullewa

29 August 2016

Shooting Stars is set to launch their netball program in term four at Mullewa District High School, their sixth site in Western Australia (WA).

500 events promote women's health during Women's Health Week

24 August 2016

National not-for-profit organisation, Jean Hailes for Women's Health, will give women across Australia the chance to learn more about their health and talk about issues they might not usually discuss during Women's Health Week 2016 (5-9 September).

Police find silver lining in Kimberley domestic assaults statistics

9 August 2016

The latest crime figures for 2015-16 from Western Australia (WA) Police show that domestic assaults in the Kimberley have increased 17.9% since the 2014-15 reporting period.

Community support for women with breast cancer

8 August 2016

Cancer Australia has awarded four new Ralph Lauren Pink Pony Seeding Grants to support women with breast cancer in their local communities.

Ladies day out

5 August 2016

Women from Swan Hill were treated to a pampering day, but it was also an important health-check in.

Celebrate National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day

3 August 2016

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children's Day is the largest national day for both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and non-Indigenous Australians to celebrate the strengths and culture of Indigenous children.

Opinion: how to close the gap on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander maternal smoking

22 July 2016

Dr Gillian Sandra Gould, a Research Fellow at the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Cancer Institute of New South Wales' (CINSW) Centre for Brain and Mental Health Research at the University of Newcastle, is conducting research into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who smoke during pregnancy.

Training forges friendships

20 July 2016

Apunipima Cape York Health Council (Apunipima) staff and staff from other Queensland health services were in Cairns last week to undertake their Certificate 4 in Practice Upskilling which looks at the understanding and prescribing of medications.

Reversible contraceptive use high among Aboriginal women in Western desert

7 July 2016

Researchers from The University of Western Australia (UWA) have documented a high use of long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARCs) among Aboriginal women in Western Australia's (WA) Western Desert region.

Indigenous women handed mental health boost to assist pregnancy, motherhood

13 June 2016

A digitised mental health screening program which aims to assess the social and emotional wellbeing of pregnant Aboriginal women is to be piloted in Western Australia.

The Australian Women's Health Network (AWHN) has launched the first Australian women's health charter

7 June 2016

The Australian Women's Health Network (AWHN) has launched the first Australian women's health charter and is inviting other organisations, businesses, governments and communities to sign on and adopt the charter as their own.

Join a free online Women's Health Yarning place in June and go in the draw to win one of four prize packs

3 June 2016

In June, the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet, in partnership with the Monash Centre for Health Research and Innovation, are encouraging those working in Women's Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander health to join a valuable online network dedicated to this area.

Marjorie Lindner appointed as new Director at Central Australian Aboriginal Congress

31 May 2016

The Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (Congress) has appointed Marjorie Lindner as the new Director.

National reconcilitation week 2016: Our history, our story, our future

27 May 2016

Today marks the start of National reconciliation week (NRW) 2016, which is celebrated across Australia each year between 27 May to 3 June, and aims to celebrate and build on the respectful relationships shared by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians.

National Sorry Day 2016

26 May 2016

National Sorry Day is an annual event held on the 26 May to remind and raise awareness among politicians, policy makers and the wider public about the significance of the Stolen Generations, and the impact that this has had, and continues to have, on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Alcohol sales policy helps cut SOS calls in Newman

23 May 2016

An alcohol sales policy designed by Martu elders and bottle shops in Newman, Western Australia (WA), has led to a decrease in after-hours emergency calls from women fleeing domestic violence, according to a local women's shelter.

National strategic framework for chronic conditions: online public consultation on the second draft

18 May 2016

Chronic conditions are long-term public health problems that have ongoing effects.

New publication confirms important improvements in the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

16 May 2016

The Overview of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2015 provides a comprehensive summary of the most recent indicators of the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Cervical cancer screening rates among Indigenous women show no improvement: study

14 April 2016

There has been no improvement in screening rates for Indigenous women in the 25-year history of the Australian National cervical cancer screening program (NCSP), a study shows.

Children in remote communities affected by Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders at rates higher than previously reported

5 April 2016

A report yet to be publicly released, finds Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) affects 20% of children living in remote Aboriginal communities, according to The Australian.

Public Health Week sets focus on crucial topics and encourages discussion

1 April 2016

The Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) is encouraging people to get involved in this year rsquo;s Public Health Week, which runs from 4-8 April 2016.

Aboriginal student ambassador studying medicine while raising family

23 March 2016

Adriane Houghton is a mother of two from Hedland, Western Australia (WA), juggling life and studies as she works to complete a medical degree at the University of WA.

Grant lets centre run free cervical clinic for women

15 March 2016

A new grant will allow the Fremantle Women's Health Centre (FWHC) to work on cervical cancer prevention by running a free pap clinic for Indigenous women.

Aerial skier Mikayla George aims to be Australia's first Indigenous winter olympian

14 March 2016

A little less than a year ago, Melbourne teenager Mikayla George stood by an open fire and quietly sang a song about her ancestors.

Traditional healing to help tackle addiction

2 March 2016

Lakalinjeri Tumbetin Waal is a culturally sensitive drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre, located outside of Adelaide in South Australia (SA).

Girls make your move campaign at the heart of more active girls

2 March 2016

The Heart Foundation has applauded the Federal Government on the launch of it landmark Girls make your move campaign encouraging younger Australian women to become more physically active.

Gomeroi maternal health centre uses art to turn around Aboriginal birth outcomes

18 February 2016

A centre that uses art as a way of encouraging Indigenous women to access pregnancy health services has also revealed an alarming statistic when it comes to birth outcomes.

Laurie Cowled Scholarship applications closing on Tuesday 16 February 2016

10 February 2016

Applications for the Laurie Cowled Scholarship close on Tuesday 16 February 2016.

The Lowitja Institute Research Leadership Award

8 December 2015

The winner of the 2015 Lowitja Institute Research Leadership Award is Professor Sandra Eades, Domain Head of Aboriginal Health and Disadvantaged Communities at Baker IDIHeart and Diabetes Institute.

RAP to help assist Aboriginal netballers

9 November 2015

A Reconciliation Action Plan aimed at increasing the participation and involvement of Indigenous netball players has been launched in Sydney, New South Wales.

More Indigenous women receiving antenatal care in Adelaide's northern suburbs

4 November 2015

The number of Aboriginal women seeking antenatal care has tripled in an Adelaide hospital since a program was launched to combat a higher rate of complications during childbirth.

Sisters Day Out workshops for Aboriginal victims of family violence

8 October 2015

The Victorian Government has committed $50,000 towards a program supporting Aboriginal women experiencing family violence, but the service says ongoing support is needed.

Western Australia announces $3.1m plan to tackle family violence in the Kimberley

6 October 2015

The Western Australian (WA) government has announced a $3.1m plan to tackle high levels of family violence in the Kimberley, including an extra $1.9m for teams of police and child protection workers to 'reset' remote Aboriginal communities with 'unacceptable' levels of violence.

Mothers' milk bank aims to reduce infant diabetes risk

24 September 2015

A human milk donation charity wants to expand its services to help combat the rise of type one diabetes, particularly in the Indigenous community.

Survey for Women's health week

23 September 2015

Jean Hailes is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving women's health.

Mandurah police cadet named student of the year

10 September 2015

A Mandurah student has taken out top honours at this year rsquo;s Western Australian Training Awards, walking away as the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Student of the Year.

PAMSWA Baseline Survey Evaluation Report

3 September 2015

The Preventing Aboriginal maternal smoking WA (PAMSWA) project was established in June 2015 and involved the development of an online portal and yarning place to provide coordinated access to information, resources, tools and training on preventing maternal tobacco smoking among pregnant Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in Western Australia (WA).

Women's Health Week

1 September 2015

Jean Hailes would like to invite people to become involved in Women's Health Week held from 7 - 11 September 2015, by hosting an event in their community or workplace.

Australia Post announces One Netball Community award winners

21 July 2015

The 2015 Australia Post One netball community award winners were announced yesterday and included the following individuals, clubs and associations among others: Rusty Hazel - an individual award for supporting the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander netball community through the Woola Woola Koolankas in Balga, Western Australia.

Indigenous women receive funding boost

2 July 2015

Namadgi School, the Young Women rsquo;s Christian Association (YWCA) of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Carers ACT and Ms Megan Daley, have been awarded Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership grants.

Matildas beat Brazil 1-0 to enter Women's World Cup quarter finals with Kyah Simson goal

23 June 2015

The Matildas have put their Women's World Cup rivals on notice after securing a place in the quarter-finals with a 1-0 win over Brazil in Canada yesterday morning.

Indigenous women injured at 31 times the rate of non-Indigenous women

11 June 2015

Latest figures on violence against Indigenous women are called staggering but experts fear they could be higher still with many cases going unreported.

Jean Hailes Women's health week 2015

11 June 2015

Jean Hailes, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the knowledge of women's health, is encouraging women across Australia to get involved in this years Women's health week, a free, online event.

Maternal deaths low in Australia, but Indigenous women remain at greater risk

10 June 2015

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has released its 16th report on women who die in association with pregnancy and childbirth, Maternal deaths in Australia 2008-2012.

More women taking on ranger jobs on Martu country

10 June 2015

For the first time, the Martu people have a permanent women's ranger team based at Parnngurr in the Western Desert region of Western Australia.

Vaccine brings down cervical cancer cases but not at the same rate for Indigenous women

4 May 2015

There has been a sharp fall in the number of young Australian women being detected with signs of early cervical cancer since the introduction of the Gardasil vaccine, according to a report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

Unique scholarship opportunity for an Indigenous woman to attend international executive leadership program

29 April 2015

The Roberta Sykes Indigenous Education Foundation is again partnering with Chief Executive Women to offer a scholarship for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander woman to undertake the short executive Learning to lead program at the internationally respected business school, INSEAD, at their Singapore campus in October 2015.

Deadly Sistas helps close the gap

23 April 2015

Young Indigenous women are being inspired, engaged and empowered through the new Deadly sistas program.

Light touch on serious issues at Portland's Sisters day out workshop

16 April 2015

Comedy, manicures and massages merged with family violence prevention and education at an innovative event in Portland, Victoria this week.

Napranum safe house empty

2 April 2015

With the recent release by the Premier of the government report 'Not now, not ever'...

Big dollars being spent on Aboriginal health

30 March 2015

Galambila Aboriginal Health Service and Durri Aboriginal Corporation Medical Service, in the division of Cowper, New South Wales, will benefit from funding for primary and preventable health care as part of the Australian Government's ongoing commitment to closing the gap.

Success story for women's drug rehabilitation program at Cessnock

19 March 2015

There is hope for dozens of Hunter women in a drug treatment program at Cessnock, New South Wales (NSW), at a time when the region is in the grip of an ice epidemic.

Kowanyama women making it happen

16 March 2015

The women from Kowanyama, Queensland, are Pakcharluw therrngamelm (women in arms) when it comes to making it happen in their community.

Sights set on improving Indigenous health through biomedical engineering

10 March 2015

An exceptional final high school year has secured young Sophee Savage from Townsville, a scholarship to study at the University of Sydney.

Koori women's youth mentoring program receives funding

26 February 2015

The New South Wales Government has granted the Waminda South Coast Health and Welfare Aboriginal Corporation $50,000 to support their Koori young women's community development project.

Midwifery unit breaks down barriers

24 February 2015

Aboriginal Health Worker Trudy Allende rests the monitor on Deeana Russell's taut belly.

Jean Hailes for Women's Health survey

9 February 2015

Jean Hailes for Women's Health is conducting two surveys to identify gaps in the health care of women in Australia.

Children's watchdog lists kids' needs

5 February 2015

The Acting Commissioner for Children and Young People, Jenni Perkins, has released a snapshot of the barriers to good health that face Aboriginal children and young people in Western Australia (WA).

How Torres Strait Islander girls are learning to code to help their communities

5 February 2015

When Aboriginals from the Torres Strait Island need support, they turn to their daughters.

Helping young Yarrabah women to achieve net success

30 January 2015

A 23 year old Yarrabah community leader has formed a netball side she hopes will be a catalyst for positive social change within the township.

Aboriginal women lead change to prevent high rates of fetal alcohol syndrome in remote Australia

21 January 2015

The Lililwan study, comprehensive data on the prevalence of Fetal alcohol syndrome in remote communities, was initiated by Aboriginal community leaders who, in 2009, invited researchers and clinicians to partner with them to provide data they could use to advocate for people living with fetal alcohol syndrome.

Sand to surf

13 January 2015

A group of 32 young women from remote Western Desert communities had the trip of a lifetime after taking a two-day bus trip to Perth, Western Australia, to be at the curtain-raiser for the finals of the Australian Women rsquo;s Softball Championships on Saturday.

Liverpool Hospital highlights health of Aboriginal mums and babies

8 January 2015

The Liverpool Hospital in Sydney, New South Wales, has unveiled a belly cast decorated with Aboriginal artwork to highlight the health of Aboriginal mothers, babies and new families.

More local Indigenous women undergoing breast screening

6 January 2015

West Moreton Hospital and Health Service, in Queensland, has reported a 44% increase in the number of local Indigenous women undergoing breast screening.

Cherbourg women given greater sporting chance

9 December 2014

There will be more opportunities for the women of Cherbourg, Queensland, after the local council won a Get out, get active grant.

Baby Larrtoia modelled for this artwork celebrating Fairfield Hospital’s community before she was even born

3 December 2014

Even before she was born, toddler, Larrtoia Horton, modelled for a work of art, which is now on display at Fairfield Hospital, in Sydney, New South Wales.

Kurtley Beale's fine to fund program for Indigenous women

3 December 2014

The $45,000 fine being paid by Kurtley Beale following a breach of the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) Code of Conduct will be directed to the Lloyd McDermott Rugby Development Team, the ARU announced on Wednesday.

Academic wants better recognition of Indigenous nurses

3 December 2014

A First Nations academic has put out a call to find Aboriginal and Torres Strait Elders who played a significant role in Australia's nursing history.

Aboriginal women keeping quiet during pregnancy to avoid 'sit down' births in Darwin, researcher says

1 December 2014

Aboriginal women are keeping quiet about their pregnancies due to a lack of birthing options in remote Northern Territory communities, according to a health researcher, Sarah Ireland, a PhD student from Menzies School of Health Research.

Joint project recognised at NSW Indigenous health awards

19 November 2014

Orange Aboriginal Medical Service has won a prestigious award at the 2014 New South Wales (NSW) Indigenous health awards for a joint project providing follow-up services to women who receive abnormal pap smear results.

Cervical screening can save your life

18 November 2014

Nicole McKelvie (Cutmore) is a 34 year old mother of six children, currently living in Nowra, on New South Wales south coast.

Joint project recognised at NSW Indigenous Health Awards

17 November 2014

Orange Aboriginal Medical Service has won a prestigious award at the 2014 New South Wales (NSW) Indigenous Health Awards for a joint project providing follow-up services to women who receive abnormal pap smear results.

Birthing to return to Weipa by 2016

11 November 2014

Mothers-to-be on Cape York Peninsula, Queensland, have something to look forward to with the return of birthing services at Weipa after an absence of nearly 20 years.

Data from Mount Isa maternity unit to be used for rheumatic heart disease research

11 November 2014

Data collected from the Mount Isa Hospital's maternity unit will be used in a two-year study into the impact of rheumatic heart disease (RHD) on women in pregnancy.

Pilbara documentary celebrates Aboriginal mothering traditions and lessons learned from raising bush babies

7 November 2014

A newly released documentary celebrating Aboriginal traditions around birthing and mothering in the Pilbara town of Roebourne, Western Australia, is part of a three year Murdoch University study, known as the TripleWrap project.

Pregnant women in New South Wales still smoke despite dangers

5 November 2014

Women from Western Sydney are still smoking during shy;pregnancy at high rates shy;despite years of public health campaigns about the dangers of cigarette smoke to babies.

Nutrition inspiring Indigenous women on Elcho Island

3 November 2014

A group of Yolngu women from Elcho Island, Northern Territory, are on a quest to improve their health and the health of their community by improving their diet.

Health check success

28 October 2014

Gippsland Medicare Local and Gippsland and East Gippsland Aboriginal Co-operative (GEGAC) in Victoria on 14 October rolled out the Women's checkout program with assistance of other local health providers.

WA Bunuba woman to speak at Menzies Oration 2014

17 October 2014

Each year, Menzies School of Health Research holds its Oration as a public lecture to stimulate and challenge the Australian public on a topic which is related to their work in Indigenous, Global and Tropical Health.

Programs closes the gap on Indigenous breast cancer screening

16 October 2014

A program to tackle breast cancer in Indigenous communities in Queensland has sparked a jump in the number of Aboriginal women being screened for the disease, partly closing the gap with the general population.

Alcohol linked to birth complications

7 October 2014

A West Australian (WA) study has found children whose mothers have an alcohol problem are up to two and a half times more likely to have a poor birth outcome than those whose mothers don't have an alcohol diagnosis.

Stillbirths down among Indigenous women

4 September 2014

The gap in stillbirth rates between Indigenous and non-Indigenous women in Queensland (Qld) is closing, however Indigenous women are still at risk of stillbirth due to preventable causes, according to researchers from The University of Queensland (UQ).

Kimberley grog bans producing positive results

2 September 2014

Alcohol bans at two Aboriginal communities in the Kimberley, Western Australia (WA) are producing positive results, WA Racing and Gaming Minister Terry Waldron says.

National Indigenous Breast Cancer Roundtable to improve cancer outcomes

28 August 2014

Some of the country's leading authorities on cancer and cancer survivors themselves descended on the Lowitja Institute in Melbourne yesterday for the Breast Cancer Research Roundtable.

The Indigenous yorgas sports academy program offers pathways for the future

27 August 2014

Newton Moore High School in Bunbury, Western Australia, started the Indigenous yorgas (Nyoongar word for 'girls') sporting program in 2009.

Maternal deaths in Australia 2006-2010 released

19 August 2014

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare have released Maternal deaths in Australia 2006-2010, the 15th report on women who die during pregnancy and childbirth.

Environmental health training for incarcerated Indigenous women

12 August 2014

Late last month, six Indigenous women from the Darwin Correctional Precinct successfully graduated in a Certificate II of Indigenous environmental health.

All aboard as BreastScreen bus drives health plan

25 July 2014

Women in the Northern Territory (NT) now have increased chances of beating breast cancer with the arrival of a mobile screening service in remote communities.

Jean Hailes women's health week 2014

21 July 2014

Jean Hailes, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to improving the knowledge of women's health, is encouraging women across Australia to get involved in this years Women's health week, a free, online event.

Grant opportunity for health care professional to attend Women's Health from the Top End conference

16 July 2014

Expressions of interest are invited by the Northern Territory Medicare Local (NTML) for health care professionals to access assistance grants to participate in the Women rsquo;s Health from the Top End Conference.

Death more likely for women suffering second heart attack: report

2 July 2014

Female heart attack victims are more likely to die from a second heart attack than their male counterparts, new research has found.

Dead or deadly program changing lives of local Indigenous women

11 June 2014

The Dead or deadly health and wellbeing program, run through Waminda, the South Coast Women's Health and Welfare Aboriginal Corporation, is making a positive change for Indigenous women in the community of Nowra, by tackling issues of health and personal and family wellbeing.

New study to investigate maternity provision for Aboriginal women

9 June 2014

A multi-faceted study led by a Murdoch University researcher will influence the way maternity services support Aboriginal women in Western Australia during pregnancy and birthing.

Hunter Health pushing up Indigenous baby weights

2 June 2014

Efforts to improve long-term health outcomes for Indigenous people by boosting the birth weights of Aboriginal children are paying off at Newcastle's John Hunter Hospital in New South Wales.

Experts recommend dramatic changes to cervical cancer screening

29 April 2014

The Australian government Medical Services Advisory Committee recommends women should have their first cervical cancer screening at 25 years of age and a new self administered test be introduced for Indigenous women and others who have not been screened in the past six years.

Apunipima Pepi-pod program shortlisted for nursing award

11 April 2014

The Apunipima Pepi-pod program has been nominated for a Hesta Australian Nursing Award for 2014.

Health service trials 'pods' in bid for safer baby sleep

9 April 2014

A portable baby bed developed after the Christchurch earthquake in New Zealand is now being used to help reduce sudden unexpected death among Queensland's Cape York infants.

Healing camp brings together Indigenous women in Western Australia

31 March 2014

Representatives from Yorgum Aboriginal Corporation in Western Australia (WA) recently accompanied a group of past residents of the St Joseph's Girls Orphanage back to New Norcia WA on a healing camp.

Cardiovascular rehabilitation and secondary prevention pathway document for review

24 March 2014

The draft Cardiovascular rehabilitation and secondary prevention (CRSP) document is available for review.

Call for grant applications for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander well women workshops in breast cancer

12 March 2014

Cancer Australia invites applications for the fourth round of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander well women workshops grant initiative.

Three top Indigenous ACT women recognised on International Women's Day

10 March 2014

Three well-deserving Indigenous women from the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) have been recognised for their contribution to Women's rights on International Women's Day.

MP Nova Peris pushes AMA to campaign on alcohol-related domestic violence

7 March 2014

Labor's first Indigenous MP Nova Peris has challenged the Australian Medical Association (AMA) to advocate for more action in tackling alcohol-related domestic violence.

Scholarships aim to boost the number of Indigenous midwives in remote communities

28 January 2014

The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney is offering scholarships to Indigenous Health Workers specialising in women's health.

2012-13 Australian Medical Association Indigenous health report card launched

10 December 2013

The Australian Medical Association's (AMA) Indigenous health report card 2012-13, the healthy early years - getting the right start in life, was released today by Assistant Minister for Health, Senator the Hon Fiona Nash, at Parliament House in Canberra.

Indigenous women meet in Dubbo for Women's Gathering

15 November 2013

More than 100 Indigenous women have come together in Dubbo, NSW, for a unique opportunity to share ideas and develop new networks.

Indigenous women graduates take hands on role in health

6 November 2013

The University of New South Wales was recently home to the largest group of Aboriginal people to graduate from a university medical faculty at one time.

New partnership creates Women's health portal

25 October 2013

The new Indigenous Women's health portal (, located on Edith Cowan University's, Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet web resource, aims to provide the health workforce and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women with access to quality information.

Aboriginal Women's Advisory Group (AWAG) turns 10

16 October 2013

The landmark Indigenous organisation, Aboriginal Women's Advisory Group (AWAG) celebrated 10 years with a luncheon at the CWA Hall this week.

Hospitals join national pregnancy and RHD study

4 September 2013

Thirty-four hospitals in Western Australia (WA) are participating in the nation's most extensive study into rheumatic heart disease (RHD) in pregnancy.

Survey for Indigenous health workers on factors affecting fertility

19 August 2013

The Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA), the Robinson Institute (University of Adelaide) and Jean Hailes for Womens Health would like to know what Indigenous Health Workers understand about factors that affect fertility.

Celebrate Jean Hailes women's health week 2-6 September 2013

1 August 2013

Jean Hailes women's health week, 2-6 September 2013, reminds all women across Australia to make good health a priority.

Indigenous Women's Grants (IWG) projects announced

31 July 2013

There are 58 new projects that will receive funding of $3 million from the Indigenous Women's Grants program (IWG).

New clinical web resource helping health practitioners to reduce Indigenous chronic disease

26 June 2013

The Minister for Indigenous Health, the Hon Warren Snowden MP, has today launched the Australian Indigenous ClinicallnfoNet - an innovative web resource designed to assist primary health care workers in the prevention and management of chronic disease among Indigenous people.

WA HealthInfoNet post-workshop survey - we need your feedback

24 June 2013

If you have participated in a HealthInfoNet workshop in WA we need your feedback - please take a few minutes to complete this survey: This survey seeks to find out about the use of our website by workshop participants.

Indigenous ante/post-natal service wins national primary health award

20 June 2013

An innovative ante/post-natal service for young Indigenous women in Western Australia has won the team excellence award at the 2013 HESTA primary health care awards.

Indigenous woman recognised for distinguished service in health and social welfare programs

11 June 2013

Indigenous woman June Oscar has been appointed an officer in the Order of Australia for leading the campaign to successfully introduce restrictions on the sale of full strength take-away alcohol in Western Australia's Fitzroy valley.

'Your fertility' education campaign: a call for IHWs to complete survey

3 June 2013

The Victorian Assisted Reproductive Treatment Authority (VARTA), the Robinson Institute (University of Adelaide) and Jean Hailes for Women's Health are looking for Indigenous Health Workers (IHWs) to complete a survey about factors that affect fertility.

Unique trial of a smoking intervention for pregnant Indigenous women wins award

28 May 2013

A unique trial of a smoking intervention for pregnant Indigenous women is the winner of the 2013 Medical Journal of Australia's (MJA) Medical Defence Association National Prize for Excellence in Medical Research for the best research paper published in the MJA in the previous calendar year.

Summit in Central Australia to unite bush voices for change

13 May 2013

A summit in Central Australia, will bring Aboriginal people together to identify positive solutions to local problems faced in their home communities and the wider community of Alice Springs.

Indigenous marathon project inspires Bathurst student

2 May 2013

Charles Sturt University student and staff member, Elise Hull, has been selected to join the Indigenous marathon project (IMP) and compete in the New York City Marathon this November.

Breast screen service on its way to Mt Isa

22 April 2013

Nurses from Townsville Hospital have been in Mount Isa spreading the word about breast screening.

Fears cervical cancer checks falling behind

15 April 2013

Physical isolation and cultural differences are being blamed for pap smears rates in the Kimberley falling well below those in the rest of Western Australia.

Report indicates improvements in health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

1 March 2013

Health trends among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are improving in several areas, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).

Free HealthInfoNet workshops in Albany, WA - 11-13 March 2013

20 February 2013

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet will be in Albany, Western Australia delivering free workshops from the 11th - 13th March 2013.

HealthInfoNet workshops in the South West of WA - Bunbury and Busselton

24 January 2013

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet will be in the South West of WA delivering free workshops from the 11th - 15th February 2013.

Report of the Inquiry into Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders released; National Action Plan recommended

6 December 2012

On 29 November 2012, the report of the Inquiry into Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders - FASD: the hidden harm.

Anti-smoking campaigns need targeted approach

23 November 2012

Campaigns to encourage pregnant women to give up smoking need to be localised in rural areas to have a greater impact, according to a Mount Isa health expert, Professor Sabina Knight, Director of the Centre for Rural and Remote Health.

WA Health Awards 2012 winners announced

20 November 2012

The winners of the Western Australian (WA) Health Awards 2012 were announced on 15 November 2012.

Indigenous women to help eliminate trachoma

19 November 2012

The voices of high profile Indigenous women are being aired on a national radio campaign to help eliminate trachoma in remote Indigenous communities.

Indigenous justice advocates nominated as Australia's Local Hero 2013 State Finalists

8 November 2012

Two Indigenous justice advocates are State Finalists for the 2013 Australia's Local Hero Awards.

BreastScreen WA's annual Picnic in the park for Indigenous women on tomorrow

22 October 2012

BreastScreen WA's Picnic in the park for Aboriginal women is happening tomorrow, Tuesday October 23, 2012.

Study shows possible link between alcohol price and assaults in Alice Springs

17 October 2012

Results from a study show a correlation between higher alcohol prices in Alice Springs and fewer assaults on Aboriginal women, researchers say.

NPY Women's Council and WA's Yiriman project win major Indigenous governance awards

17 October 2012

One of Australia's oldest and most respected Aboriginal organisations, the NPY Women's Council, and the West Kimberley youth program, Yiriman project, have won the 2012 Indigenous Governance Awards (IGAs).

Outstanding Indigenous health achievements honoured at this year's Deadlys

28 September 2012

A passionate Indigenous health worker from Queensland and a WA antenatal program took out coveted health awards at the 18th annual Deadlys at the Sydney Opera House on 25 September 2012.

Peak Indigenous body calls for mandatory alcohol labelling; recognition of FASD in Australia

26 September 2012

The peak Indigenous body in Australia, National Congress of Australia's First Peoples, has called for mandatory labelling and health warnings about the risks associated with drinking.

HealthInfoNet workshops coming to the Gascoyne/Midwest in November

20 September 2012

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet workshops are coming to the Gascoyne/Midwest region in November.

Singer shares cancer story with Narrandera women

12 September 2012

Australian singer Christine Anu is hoping her own family's cancer story will encourage Aboriginal families to be more aware about the disease.

HealthInfoNet workshops in the Pilbara (now including Newman)

4 September 2012

The HealthInfoNet will be in the Pilbara next week delivering free workshops from September 10th to the 17th.

HealthInfoNet workshops in the Pilbara

27 August 2012

There are still places available to participate in upcoming Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (AIH) workshops in the Pillbara region of Western Australia (WA).

Newslines Radio broadcast tackles the topic of FASD

21 August 2012

A recent Newslines Radio broadcast (August 2012 - program two) focuses on the issue of Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) among the Indigenous population.

NSW Aboriginal prenatal health campaign to raise awareness of services available to pregnant women

31 July 2012

A new campaign to raise awareness among Aboriginal women about the risks of alcohol and other drug consumption during pregnancy was launched on 27 July, 2012.

HealthInfoNet workshops in the Kimberley

31 July 2012

The HealthInfoNet will be in the Kimberley next week delivering free workshops from August 6th to the 17th.

Boodjari Yorga Program improves birth outcomes for Aboriginal women

18 July 2012

lt;p gt;A program designed to reduce pregnancy and birth problems for Aboriginal women is breaking down cultural barriers and making important inroads into improving maternal and child health in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia (WA).

HealthInfoNet attending the 1st Western Australian Aboriginal maternal and child health conference

27 June 2012

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet will be attending the 1st Western Australian (WA) Aboriginal maternal and child health conference in Perth, WA, tomorrow 28 June.

No alcohol is the safest choice campaign targets pregnant women

26 June 2012

No alcohol is the safest option when pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or breastfeeding, according to a new Western Australian (WA) campaign designed to educate women about drinking alcohol during pregnancy.

Vic Government grants available for programs preventing violence in Koori communities

20 June 2012

Crime Prevention Minister, Andrew McIntosh, has announced funding of almost $3 million for community grants under the Community crime prevention program and Victorian Aboriginal Justice Agreement.

National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee releases position paper on FASD

7 June 2012

The National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (NIDAC) released its position paper on Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) on the opening day of the NIDAC conference (6 June 2012).

Australian nurse-family partnership program receives funding to continue

24 May 2012

A pilot program of the Australian Government has received funding to continue its operations for the next three years in Alice Springs, Northern Territory (NT).

PCOS what does it mean for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women?

15 May 2012

Jean Hailes Foundation for Women's Health is pleased to make available a professional development activity for Health Workers.

Grants available to fund innovative health programs for Indigenous Western Australians

10 May 2012

The Aboriginal Health Division of the Western Australian (WA) Department of Health is working in partnership with Indigenous communities and health service providers to ensure Indigenous people receive culturally appropriate health care.

Cervical screening in Australia 2009-2010 report released by AIHW

1 May 2012

A recently released Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) report shows that more than 3.6 million women participated in cervical screening in 2009-2010.

Local councils awarded for their Indigenous initiatives

20 April 2012

Federal Minister for Local Government Simon Crean yesterday (19 April 2012) announced the category winners of the 2012 National Awards for Local Government.

Winners of 2012 NSW Aboriginal health awards announced

10 April 2012

Individuals, teams and communities in New South Wales (NSW) who have demonstrated excellence in 'closing the gap' in Indigenous health outcomes were celebrated at an Awards ceremony late last month.

Boodjari Yorga women's expo a success

10 April 2012

Noongar women from around the Shire of Moora, Western Australia gathered together at the Population Health premises on 3 April 2012 for the first Boodjari Yorga expo.

National Indigenous health award winners announced

3 April 2012

The winners of the 3rd Annual Excellence in Indigenous Health Awards 2012 were announced on 28th March 2012 in Sydney.

Significant funding commitment to NT Indigenous communities

30 March 2012

The Federal Government yesterday announced that it would make a long-term funding commitment to services for Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory (NT).

Finalists announced, Excellence in Indigenous Health Awards

17 February 2012

The 3rd Annual Excellence in Indigenous Health Awards 2012 finalists have now been announced.

Time to nominate excellent local governments (Indigenous, rural health, roads and more...)

12 January 2012

Entries are now being sought for a competition that recognises local government achievements in Indigenous community engagement, reconciliation, rural and remote health and improving services to remote communities.

Time to nominate for Indigenous health awards

10 January 2012

Submissions are now being sought for the third Annual Excellence in Indigenous Health Awards.

New trust fund remembers respected Indigenous midwife

16 December 2011

Sister Alison Bush, a respected Indigenous woman and one of the longest serving and influential midwives in New South Wales, has been honoured with the launch of the Alison Bush Memorial Trust Fund recently.

Indigenous Women's Alliance benefits from new funding

15 December 2011

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women's Alliance will benefit from new Government funding announced this week.

Project to protect women from violence in Griffith

9 December 2011

Youth Off The Streets, a non-Government organisation in New South Wales (NSW), has secured federal Government funding to deliver programs that encourage young Indigenous people in the community of Griffith to develop healthy relationships without violence.

Alcohol, pregnancy and FASD: new website available from TICHR

5 December 2011

A new website has recently been launched by the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research (TICHR).

New funding to promote better relationships in Alice Springs

30 November 2011

Women in Alice Springs will benefit from around $125,000 as part of the Government's National plan to reduce violence against women and their children 2010-2022.

Stronger Futures legislation proposed today

23 November 2011

The Government will today introduce its Stronger futures legislation into Parliament.

Inquiry into foetal alcohol spectrum disorder requested

10 November 2011

On 8 November 2011 the Ministers for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, and Health and Ageing, asked the Parliamentary Committee to inquire into and report on the incidence and prevention of foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).

Indigenous social worker from WA acknowledged for remarkable contributions

10 November 2011

Associate Professor Dawn Bessarab from the Aboriginal Health and Education Unit, Curtin Health Innovation Research Institute, has won a 2011 Social Worker of the Year award.

WA funded for Indigenous mental health and parenting research

4 November 2011

Researchers from Perth's Centre for Research Excellence in Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing have won more than $1.3 million in competitive funding for Indigenous mental health and parenting projects.

The Long Walk celebrating Aboriginal women

27 October 2011

The Long Walk women's luncheon is a popular awareness raising event celebrating the achievement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

Study released: Cervical cancer in Indigenous women

24 October 2011

A recent study titled Cervical cancer in Indigenous women: the case of Australia, found that Indigenous women have 2 to 5 times higher age standardised incidences and have a 3 to 18 times higher death rate from cervical cancer.

Breastscreen supports rural and remote communities

10 October 2011

More Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are participating in BreastScreen Queensland's breast cancer screening program, as a result of the efforts and support from local Indigenous female community health workers.

Aboriginal women come together for breast cancer awareness month

3 October 2011

Each year in October, BreastScreen WA invite women to have a free screening mammogram for Breast cancer awareness month.

Plain language Summary of Indigenous women's health now available

2 October 2011

The plain language 'Summary of Indigenous women's health' is now available online.

Twenty new health services for Indigenous mums and babies funded under Closing the gap

23 September 2011

The Minister for Indigenous Health, Warren Snowdon, has announced funding for 20 new services to provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers and their babies with better access to vital health care.

APY health plan push

22 September 2011

The women of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjata (APY) Lands are pressing ahead with a voluntary healthy food scheme which the SA Government has declined to support.

APY lands to get mobile dialysis service

13 September 2011

An Aboriginal women's group says mobile dialysis trials to begin soon in South Australia's remote Aboriginal lands are a step in the right direction.

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women's health strategy released

21 May 2010

The first National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women's health strategy was launched on 19 May 2010 at the 6th Australian Women's Health Conference in Hobart.

Summary of Indigenous women's health now available

13 May 2010

The Summary of Indigenous women's health is a substantial update and expansion of the previous summary and is now available on the Indigenous women's health web resource.

First Indigenous Australian woman elected to a United Nations body

30 April 2010

Countries in the UN's Economic and Social Council have elected Megan Davis to become a member of the UN's Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

The collections section of the website is now available

16 March 2010

The new Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet collections section is now available.

Indigenous women get voice in Canberra

15 March 2010

Indigenous Affairs Minister Jenny Macklin announced the establishment of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women's Alliance during her opening address at Straight Talk 2010 on 9 March 2010.

Indigenous women most affected by 'hidden' heart disease

lt;p gt;New research from the Mary Mackillop Institute for Health Research at Australian Catholic University (ACU) has revealed that cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one killer of Australian women.
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