HealthBulletin Journal

Vol 2 No 1 January 2002 - March 2002

ISSN 1445-7253

Current topics

  • Patricia Fagan: new senior medical advisor at the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health added
    January 25, 2002 Posted in: Current topics | Vol 2 No 1 January 2002 - March 2002 |

    In October 2001, Patricia (Trish) Fagan was appointed as senior medical advisor (SMA) at the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH). She brings to the position a wealth of experience in Indigenous health. The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet asked Trish to submit a brief article to the HealthBulletin regarding her recent appointment. She […]

  • James Cook University: maternal health education program for health workers
    February 5, 2002 Posted in: Current topics | Vol 2 No 1 January 2002 - March 2002 |

    Jenny Darr, Hanni Gennat, Jacinta Elston, Lynore Geia, Adrian Miller, Vicki Saunders. It has been acknowledged by both community stakeholders and government that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are in the high-risk group for complications at any stage of pregnancy1. Infant mortality rates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders remain unacceptably high, with prematurity […]

  • Harkness Fellowship examining Indigenous Australians’ access to kidney transplantation
    March 7, 2002 Posted in: Current topics | Vol 2 No 1 January 2002 - March 2002 |

    Dr Alan Cass, a PhD student at the Menzies School of Health Research and researcher at the Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Tropical Health, has been awarded a Harkness Fellowship to continue his research in the United States. He will undertake a cross-national study of the barriers facing Indigenous Australians and Native Americans with […]

  • Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet gives keynote address at the national Aboriginal Health Information Symposium in Ottawa, Canada
    March 7, 2002 Posted in: Current topics | Vol 2 No 1 January 2002 - March 2002 |

    Professor Neil Thomson, Director, and Bronwyn Gee, Manager presented a keynote address on ‘a model of knowledge management for Aboriginal health’ at the national Aboriginal Health Information Symposium held in Ottawa, Canada on 11-13 February. The topic was of particular relevance to the National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO), as effective knowledge management has been recognised […]

Brief reports

  • Sharing an Aboriginal aged care quality assessor’s journey
    January 11, 2002 Posted in:

    The following report has been reproduced from The Standard with kind permission of the author, Noela Baigrie. ‘Elders have always played a critical role in maintaining the health of Indigenous nations. They are living libraries, repositories of the oral traditions for their nations. They remember the old ways, old ceremonies, songs to sing for gathering […]

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