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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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Community healing - Healing - Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Community healing Indigenous peoples around the world have suffered as a consequence of colonisation

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Regulation and control - Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre

Regulation and control Controlling the supply of alcohol is a key measure in preventing harms from alcohol use to individuals and the community [20023]

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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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Healing - Health Topics - Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Healing Welcome to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healing portal, an online hub for people working in healing, health, justice, education, employment, child protection, community services and family violence

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Tobacco - Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre

Tobacco Tobacco (cigarette) smoking among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people has led to many negative outcomes in terms of health and wellbeing

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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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Prescription Drugs - Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre

Prescription Drugs The non medical use of prescription drugs can occur when people use prescription drugs to get high or  because they have become addicted to them through trying to manage chronic pain or psychological distress

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Injecting Drug Use - Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre

Injecting Drug Use Injecting drug use puts people at risk of being infected with blood borne viruses and is also associated with risk of bacterial infection at the site of injecting or in the bloodstream [23517]

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Strong Communities - Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre

Strong Communities Elders, family, friends and workmates are often the first people to respond to those who may be stressed or in crisis in the community

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