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  • 10 May

    Hi Eye health mob members,


    Access Federal budget information relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander in one place


    To assist you in finding Budget information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, the HealthInfoNet has made the task easier for you. You can find all of the information and links to full resources on the HealthBulletin  http://healthbulletin.org.au/articles/budget-2017-18-information-of-relevance-to-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-health/ Links to media releases will continue to be added during the rest of the week as they become available so please check back for additions.


    Kind regards,


    Trish Amaranti


    Eye health Coordinator

  • 16 November 2016

    Hi Everyone, 


    We would like to thank The Fred Hollows Foundation staff in Darwin for making Sam and myself feel so welcome at the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet Eye health workshop on Monday. We were fortunate to have a great group of dedicated participants attend and to hear their feedback about the how they use the AIH resources to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health. It was enlightening to have listened to a short presentation by Aaron Briscoe about the latest Diabetic retinopathy MBS initiatives and how this will hopefully improve uptake of screening for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in rural and remote areas. We hope our participants gained as much knowledge as we did attending this workshop and we encourage other interested people in Melbourne and Perth registered to attend the workshops to think about how they can contribute to knowledge translation to improve eye health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander when they attend their respective sessions. Please do not hesitate to contact either Sam or myself if you have any new resources, programs, publication or information relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health that your would like to share. Please check out the photos of the workshop in the photo gallery.


    Kind regards


    Trish Amaranti and Sam Burrow


    Eye health Coordinators. 

  • 10 November 2016

    Hi Everyone,


    I am Trish Amaranti, the new Eye health Yaring place coordinator.  There has been a lot of activity for Eye health recently at the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet, with a new partnership with The Fred Hollows Foundation who are funding the extension and revamping of the Eye health web resource.  We have been busy adding new content to the Eye health workforce portal, with a focus on Diabetic retinopathy. We will also be conducting three Eye health workforce training workshops over the next few weeks around the nation. The first workshop will be in Darwin on Monday 14 November, then Melbourne on the 18 November and the last one will be in Perth on Thursday 1 December 2016. We  also have a new monthly Eye health newsletter so sign up to receive the latest information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health.  Please contact me if you know of any new programs, resources or publications that we can add to the database about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eye health.


    Kind regards,


    Trish Amaranti


    Research Officer

  • 15 May 2015

    Hi everyone,


    We have reached 100 members in the EyeInfoNetwork yarning place!


    Remember you can find us on Twitter @aiheye and there is some great information on the Eye health workers' portal.


    Also, there will be some presentations about Indigenous eye health at the upcoming National Rural Health conference in Darwin 24-27 May 2015 to watch out for.


    Kind regards, Avinna


     


     

  • 6 March 2013
    Hi everyone,

    In the last 8 months we have grown to 64 members.
    Many of you I was able to meet at training workshops held with Brien Holden Vision Institute in Sydney and Darwin last year in December!

    Now that we have over 50 members, we will be holding a survey of the EyeInfoNet very soon! Keep and 'eye' out and participate, we really appreciate the feedback, and you can also go in the draw to win a great prize!

    Kind regards,
    Avinna
  • 25 June 2012
    Hi everyone,

    The Eyeinfonetwork yarning place now has 43 members. I would like to wish a warm welcome to all the new members!

    We encourage you to ask questions and share information here about the work you do in eye health.

    I thought this short article from the Community Eye Health Journal about "How to make an eye clinic more accessible for people with low vision", might be of interest.

    You can have a look at the following link
    http://bit.ly/PYCjlQ

    Kind regards,
    Avinna Trzesinski
    EyeInfoNet yarning place coordinator
  • 10 January 2012
    Welcome to 2012!

    Our Eyeinfonet yarning place has grown to 32 members. Amazing!
    Remember to get your work colleagues in eye health to join as well, so we can share information and keep up to date with the latest.

    If you are a fan of social media, join our special Twitter account, just for eye health @aiheye

    Kind regards,
    Avinna
  • 1 November 2011
    Hi everyone,
    I’m Avinna Trzesinski, a Research Officer at the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet and also the new coordinator for the EyeInfoNet Yarning Place.
    This Yarning Place is for people across Australia to meet and share ideas about eye and vision health.
    Just to let you know a bit about myself, I have been with the HealthInfoNet since May this year and have been working with the previous coordinator, Dr Jasmina Brankovich, on the EyeInfonetwork. I have a background in health promotion and also hospitality. I originally come from Adelaide and have been living in Perth for the last five years. I have a passion for all aspects of improving health for all, and I look forward to hearing from you through these networks.

    If you have any queries along the way, please let me know, otherwise feel free to share information and ideas, and have a yarn with other mob members. The bigger the yarning place, the more opportunities to share and discuss, so please let your networks know about the new EyeInfoNetwork Yarning Place.

    Kind regards
    Avinna Trzesinski
    Research Officer
  • 14 June 2011
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