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NACCHO Health News : Release of Cancer Australia’s National Aboriginal Cancer Framework

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Framework was developed to identify evidence-based priorities for the many communities, organisations and governments whose combined efforts are required to address the disparities and improve cancer outcomes for Indigenous Australians. 1,367 more words

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NACCHO ICE DRUG NEWS : Is the Government’s ice advertising cutting through ?

Independent evaluation into the results of the Coalition Government’s ice advertising has heaped praise on the campaign.

Speaking ahead of the launch of the second instalment of the ads onto TV and social media tonight, Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash said the Stancombe research into the effect of the ads, commissioned by the Department of Health, spoke for itself. 493 more words

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NACCHO Aboriginal Health News Alert: No more lies, our children should not see suicide as the solution

“18 years young, Phillinka died on October 18 last year. At the time, at her anguished mother’s request I wrote of the loss of Phillinka and of so many others in the Kimberley. 2,628 more words

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NACCHO Health News : AMA Position Statement on Aboriginal Health – revised 2015

That in line with the late Dr Puggy Hunter’s statement that “The body parts approach has been a complete failure in Aboriginal health. There is no use treating the heart or the ears alone, when the whole person is in danger of breaking down” (July 1999), the AMA advocates that a holistic, culturally appropriate approach informs all areas of government policy development, which supersedes the current disease-based and fragmented policy and funding strategies. 1,451 more words

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NACCHO NEWS ALERT : 'Institutionalised racism' reason for fewer Indigenous kidney transplants

“Chronic kidney disease contributes to 50% of all Northern Territory hospitalisations, according to an Arnhem Land clinic, Miwatj Health. Large numbers of Aboriginal patients are forced to relocate to town centres from remote communities for dialysis. 1,009 more words

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NACCHO Health News: More Indigenous income management trials will prove futile – it doesn’t work

How do you sell a policy trial when there is considerable evidence that it is not going to work? The Abbott government is facing this dilemma in its… 798 more words

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NACCHO NEWS: 2015 can be the turning point for Aboriginal Australia. Let's not waste it-Nova Peris OAM

Aboriginal people are no different. To close the gap, to achieve individual and collective goals, they need to believe in their own worth. They need to believe that they can succeed. 1,280 more words

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