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NACCHO Aboriginal Health News: Indigenous ear surgeon Dr Kelvin Kong closing the gap

Dr Kelvin Kong, one of three Indigenous surgeons, is excited about the RACS’s decision to sign off on a strategic plan to develop the Indigenous health workforce. 3,837 more words

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NACCHO Mental Health News: Revealed: suppressed government report slams mental health services

“The long-withheld National Review of Mental Health Programmes and Services proposes a fundamental overhaul of the systems in place to address with the massive cost of mental illness in Australia, as the current framework is “not cost-effective”, “does the wrong things” and fails to deal with “the dire status of the mental health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people”. 1,805 more words

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NACCHO Health & Justice News: Aboriginal Deaths in Custody 24th anniversary but still in crisis

“We believe that with investment in early intervention, and prevention and diversion strategies to address the root causes and help break the cycle of contact with the criminal justice system, we can reduce incarceration and violence rates. 652 more words

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NACCHO Aboriginal Health —100,000 years of life lost to premature death each year-AIHW Report

“The diseases for which relative disparities in fatal burden were most pronounced between the Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations were endocrine disorders, and kidney and urinary diseases-YLL rates for Indigenous Australians were 8 and 7 times the rates for non-Indigenous Australians for these two disease groups respectively. 868 more words

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NACCHO Aboriginal Health : Crackdown on Aboriginality claims divides Indigenous leaders

At the moment there is a ridiculous situation where you do have fraud, you do have petty personal politics involved,”

The Abbott government’s chief Indigenous adviser Warren Mundine wants a national database of Aboriginal people to resolve “once and for all” the controversial issue of proving Aboriginality… 511 more words

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NACCHO Health News : Congress in the Alice offers healthy lifestyle checks for young people at Carnival

In Australia, the number of young people affected by sexually transmissible infections remains high, as it does here in Central Australia and we need to try to screen and treat a large number of young people at one time to make a difference. 272 more words

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NACCHO Health News : Indigenous children now able to access free flu vaccine in Australia.

“For the first time, Indigenous children are able to access free flu vaccine in Australia

This is important because Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are… 1,032 more words

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