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The ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Directory Resource provides a list of local non-community organisations and businesses operating in Canberra and surrounding region.
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A gateway to information on Australian Government Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander initiatives and programs.
Seminars Series are run throughout the annual year on a variety of topics relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The HealthInfoNet is a 'one-stop info-shop' that aims to contribute to 'closing the gap' in health between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians by informing practice and policy in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health by making research and other knowledge readily accessible.
The Australian Aboriginal Indigenous Mental Health site has been developed by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health Committee of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) and beyondblue: the national depression initiative.
The site supports the work of health professionals in improving knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait mental health issues and to achieve better outcomes.
A revised Condoman campaign was re-established by Queensland Health and the Queensland Association for Healthy Communities in 2009 to specifically target Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young peoples regarding condom promotion, STI and HIV prevention.
The Condoman campaign is being used in a number of jurisdictions across Australia and is about to be rolled out in South Africa. Resources available include Comics; Posters; Condom Pack Covers; Key Rings; Tattoos; A large pull out banner; and a Fancy Dress Costume.
The online teaching resource aims to help 'close the gap' between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians through improving communication between health professionals and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The Byalawa project comprises a website and a set of six online videos designed to assist health sciences students across a range of disciplines learn to effectively communicate with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients and clients.
General practice networks are well placed to support the implementation of these initiatives because of their experience in:
The aim of the LIME Network is to be a dynamic network dedicated to ensuring the quality and effectiveness of teaching and learning of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health in medical education, as well as best practice in the recruitment and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander medical students.