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Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet is a web resource that aims to inform practice and policy in Indigenous health by making the evidence base readily accessible via the Internet.

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet is helping to ‘close the gap’ in health between Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders and other Australians with access to the site being free and therefore available to everyone.

The HealthInfoNet’s translational research aims at providing the knowledge and other information needed for health practitioners and policy-makers to make informed decisions in their work. They source and transform a wide range of all the latest relevant material, health research, information and resources, bringing them together in one place. The aim is to translate this into a form that is easily understood, relevant, meaningful and readily accessible to those who need it.

The award winning work of the HealthInfoNet is guided by a national group of honorary consultants, collaboration with partner organisations and a an advisory board who provide strategic advice and guidance.

The HealthInfoNet also supports information-sharing among practitioners and policy-makers with free online yarning places. The HealthInfoNet is a not for profit service which is funded primarily by the Department of Health and Ageing.

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Last reviewed: September 2019

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Children & young people - Healing - Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Children & young people ‘Around the world, Indigenous peoples have experienced colonisation, cultural oppression, forced assimilation, and absorption into a global economy with little regard for their autonomy or wellbeing

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Women - Healing - Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Women Healing is designed to empower communities and individuals to take control of their lives and help improve and restore wellbeing, by addressing distress and overcoming trauma

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COVID-19 Updates and Information - Infectious Conditions - Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

This section aims to keep you updated with the latest information on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Eye Health - Health Topics - Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

While Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children often have better eyesight than non-Indigenous children, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults are three times more likely to experience vision loss or blindness than non-Indigenous adults. Uncorrected refractive error, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy are the main causes of vision loss and blindness among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Around 90% of vision loss and blindness among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is preventable or treatable, and there are positive signs that eye health initiatives are closing the vision gap.

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) - Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is a diagnostic term used to describe the range of mental and physical effects on the developing unborn baby that are caused by drinking alcohol during pregnancy

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