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NACCHO Aboriginal Women's Health : Cancer support group leader urges her mob to get regular, free breast screens

“Many women ignore the BreastScreen Australia invitation when it arrives in the mail. They often think that breast cancer won’t happen to them. But breast cancer doesn’t discriminate, it can happen to anyone. 591 more words

Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service

NACCHO #NTRC Aboriginal Children's Health : Update this weeks community consultations Royal Commission #DonDaleKids

Indigenous infants were still suffering damage to brain growth from the impact on parenting on the colonial frontier with “trans-generational psychic trauma” disabling normal pathways of neurological maturation and effecting the capacity to manage stress. 1,073 more words

Aboriginal Health

NACCHO Aboriginal Health and Drugs : #AMA and #Menzies say Cannabis replacing petrol sniffing as community drug of choice

 ‘Petrol sniffing rates have dropped by almost 90 per cent in remote Aboriginal communities since the introduction of Opal fuel a decade ago.

But cannabis is becoming an increasing concern, with almost two in three communities citing it as a cause of major problems, including assaults on elderly people.” 716 more words

Aboriginal Health In The News

NACCHO Aboriginal Health and #suicideprevention : #ABS Causes of death report released


” In any other country, in any other part of the world these statistics would be a cause of national shame and soul searching,

“And quite frankly, if these numbers applied to any group of non-indigenous kids in Sydney or Melbourne, there would be pages of newspaper print and no amount of money, resources or political effort spared to address the issue. 2,166 more words

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NACCHO Aboriginal Health and Welfare debate : Health sector urged to step up and engage with welfare reform debate

 ” Welfare reform will also have implications for Close the Gap and the improvement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health outcomes.

Like other disadvantaged Australians, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have a higher reliance upon welfare services. 783 more words

Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service