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  • 8 November 2016

    Dear Diabetes Yarning Place members,

    Here is an update from the Diabetes Yarning place on the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet, with an invitation about the upcoming Eye health workshops which are supported by The Fred Hollows Foundation.



    The AIH is conducting a series of free workshops and we would like to invite interested people to attend. We would also be grateful if you could forward the invitation through your networks.

    These interactive workshops will have a specific focus on diabetic retinopathy, and will demonstrate how accessing and using the online information, resources and networking tools provided through the Eye Health web resource can support health professionals, save them time and help optimise their everyday work practices. We will also be seeking feedback from participants about how we can continue to develop the web resource to meet the information needs of the health workforce.

    The workshops are aimed at health professionals working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in eye health, diabetes and related sectors. They will be held in

    Darwin, 14 November 2016
    Melbourne, 18 November 2016
    Perth, 1 December 2016

    Further details are provided here.



    Thanks and kind regards
    Sam Burrow
    Research Officer
    Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

  • 10 June 2015

    Tomorrow Thursday 11 June 2015 is 'Quit the sit day', which is an opportunity to take a stand for better health. Read more about it here.

  • 6 May 2015

    Three new jobs available with Sunshine Health Service in Katherine NT.  Closing date for all 1 July 2015


    Chronic disease liaison officer


    Chronic disease and eye coordinator


    Chronic disease coordinator

  • Member
    15 March 2012
    Hi Alice,
    You can get some useful information from the Overview of Australian Indigenous health status 2011 from the HealthInfoNet website (http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/uploads/docs/overview_of_indigenous_health_2011.pdf). The section on diabetes is on page 20.
    Regards,
    Kathy
  • Member
    14 March 2012
    Hi, im a student and is taking an indigenous unit and a part of it, i have to find out information about diabetes in the aboriginal community and how it affects them and i need to know the statistics. Please and thanks :)
  • 1 July 2011
    We are forgetting Diabetes is curable, shouldnt we be promoting fitness and supplying free personal training sessions and Boot Camps to those who need to lose weight, using our Government funding? Or dont we have funding for that specific program?
  • 7 October 2010
    Discuss any aspects of Indigenous diabetes