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  • 17 December 2018

    Director of the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet, Professor Neil Drew, would like to extend his warm wishes for the festive season.

    Season’s greetings from the HealthInfoNet. Please find my message of thanks to you here as 2018 draws to a close.

    As is the case with most universities, Edith Cowan University, where the HealthInfoNet offices are located, limits its operations to 'core' student services between 24 December and 4 January. This means that our offices will be unattended during that time.

    The HealthInfoNet web resources will remain accessible throughout the entire holiday period, but message stick posts will be suspended until 7 January 2019. On behalf of the HealthInfoNet team, I wish you, your colleagues and your family best wishes for the season.

    We look forward to resuming our work with you early in the New Year.

    All the very best,
    Professor Neil Drew
    HealthInfoNet Director

  • 7 December 2018

    Hi Eye health mob members, 

    The Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH) and The Fred Hollows Foundation have partnered to offer a final year optometry student the opportunity to undertake workplace experience across 18 of the IUIH clinics with the eye health team to deliver clinical services.  The scholarship includes a support package which may include:
    * travel costs
    * living allowance
    * accommodation
    * opportunity to attend Australian conferences.

    For more information click here.

    Kind regards
    Mikayla Hollows
    Research Officer
    Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

  • 30 November 2018

    The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet at Edith Cowan University has published a new Review of eye health among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It provides detailed information on eye conditions, including the three leading causes of vision loss and blindness among Indigenous adults which are uncorrected or under-corrected refractive error, cataract and diabetic retinopathy.

    Find the review here.

  • 13 October 2016

    Hi Eye health mob members,
    This is an update from the Eye Health section of the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet web resource about the launch of the National Eye Health Survey report.

    Today the Australian Government launched the National Eye Health Survey Report on the prevalence and causes of vision impairment and blindness around the nation.

    The National Eye Health Survey, led by Vision 2020 Australia and the Centre for Eye Research Australia, is the first comprehensive national survey of the prevalence of vision loss in both Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians and provides a benchmark against which to measure national progression in eye health and vision care. Participants tested were adult Indigenous Australians 40 years and over, and non-Indigenous Australians 50 years and older.
    To read the full news report click here.

    Kind regards,
    Trish Amaranti
    Eye Health Coordinator
    Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

  • 7 September 2016

    Check out the new National Eye Care Equipment Inventory for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector: National Eye Care Equipment Inventory.

  • 7 September 2016

    Good news for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye care with a new project for eye care: National Eye Care Equipment Inventory. Read the news item: Roll call for eye care equipment in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector.

  • 22 June 2016

    Hi all

    The following links are to a news item and job that may be of interest:

    Outback eye van highlights vision for the future (WA)
    The Lions Outback Vision Van is delivering state-of-the-art eye care to regional patients in Western Australia. The van is fitted with the latest specialist equipment to provide comprehensive care for conditions including cataracts, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma.

    Job vacancies
    Senior Program Officer - Indigenous Australia Program (NT)
    The Fred Hollows Foundation is seeking a Senior Program Officer to work as part of a team that is committed to increasing access to high quality and culturally appropriate eye care services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians living in remote and underserviced communities. The position is based in Darwin.



    Research Officer

    Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet