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  • 29 June 2015

    Hi PAMSWA mob members,
    This is an update from the new Preventing Aboriginal Maternal Smoking WA on the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNetweb resource to announce today’s launch of the new Preventing Aboriginal maternal smoking WA portal.

    Edith Cowan University's Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet, has partnered with Curtin University, the Aboriginal Maternity Services Support Unit and Healthway for the launch of a new online portal supporting the prevention of tobacco smoking among pregnant Aboriginal women in Western Australia (WA).

    The Preventing Aboriginal maternal smoking WA (PAMSWA) portal aims to address the gap in accessing coordinated services and resources for health professionals addressing maternal smoking among pregnant Aboriginal women in WA, whose smoking rates are reported at being four times higher than non-Indigenous women.

    The free to access portal provides quality information about smoking cessation and prevention to support better health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, their babies and families with the selection of content carefully evaluated to ensure it is culturally appropriate and promotes best practice methods and strategies available for working with pregnant Aboriginal women.

    The portal also links to the Preventing Aboriginal maternal smoking WA yarning place to encourage information sharing and collaboration among health professionals and others involved in maternal health among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

    Ultimately, the portal will create a solid knowledge base about Aboriginal maternal smoking and establish the site as the ‘go-to’ place for any information, resources, training opportunities and support for health professionals who work with pregnant Aboriginal women and their families, advancing Aboriginal maternal and child health outcomes.

    HealthInfoNet Director, Professor Neil Drew, said 'It is very pleasing to have the opportunity to be part of this very worthwhile project and support the efforts of the workforce in tackling this important issue to reduce the harmful effects of smoking during pregnancy'.

    The online portal can be accessed here: www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/pamswa

    Kind regards
    Trish O’Hara
    PAMSWA Coordinator
    Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

  • 10 June 2015

    The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) and the University of Melbourne has invited National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Association (NATSIHWA) to participate in two separate consultation workshops. Participants are invited to provide input into how a phone support service such as 1800RESPECT (the National counselling helpline and website for sexual assault and domestic violence or family violence) can assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and General Practitioners.

    The first workshop will focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and/or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners and will be held in Sydney, NSW, on Wednesday 12 August 2015.

    The second workshop will focus on both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and General Practitioners and will be held in Sydney, NSW on Wednesday 30 September 2015.

    Two Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and/or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners are invited to attend, one each from an urban setting and one from a rural setting along with a NATSIHWA representative. If you are working within this specific area, you can nominate for these two workshops.

    To register your interest or for more information, please contact: Simone Gleeson by phone (03) 8699 0354 or by email: simone.gleeson@racgp.or.au

  • Member
    8 June 2015

    Hi PAMSWA yarning place members!


    The evaluation survey for the Preventing Aboriginal Maternal Smoking WA project will be closing soon so make sure you jump online and share your views & experiences to support us in building the new online portal. The survey only takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. You can access the survey here: https://curtin.asia.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8dmmGTX0E1Jii7X



    More information about the project and survey is provided below.


    Kind regards
    Alexa


    The Aboriginal Maternity Services Support Unit in partnership with Curtin University, Edith Cowan University and the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet is calling all WA health professionals and health promotion workers who work pregnant Aboriginal women and their families to take part in an evaluation survey for the new Preventing Aboriginal Maternal Smoking in WA portal project.


    The Preventing Aboriginal Maternal Smoking WA online portal will be launched soon and we want you to be involved to help us evaluate this new and exciting resource.
    If you work with pregnant Aboriginal women, new mothers and their families in Western Australia (WA) and/or work in a tobacco prevention role in WA we want your input.
    You are invited to complete a short online survey to share your experiences delivering smoking prevention and cessation support to this important target group.


    Access the survey here: https://curtin.asia.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8dmmGTX0E1Jii7X


    Please contact Alexa Wilkins alexa.wilkins@health.wa.gov.au or Trish O'Hara p.ohara@ecu.edu.au if you would like more information on the evaluation survey and the Preventing Aboriginal Maternal Smoking WA Portal project.


    This evaluation is part of the Preventing Aboriginal Maternal Smoking WA Portal project that is being delivered in partnership through Curtin University, the Aboriginal Maternity Services Support Unit from WA Health’s Women and Newborn Health Service and the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet. The project has ethics approval from Curtin University (approval number: RDHS-40-15).