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Indigenous Environmental Health update

  • 12 April 2012
    Hi everyone,

    There have been a lot of new additions to the environmental health section of the HealthInfoNet over the last three months. We have added 23 new publications, 19 new resources, 5 new programs and lots of news items. We have advertised 11 environmental health-related jobs and 11 workshops and conferences. There have also been additions to the environmental health policies and training sections.

    You can access all the new additions by visiting the Indigenous environmental health practitioner pages on the HealthInfoNet:, or by using the website's 'search' function.

    Some of the new additions are:


    * Carol T, Khan A, Bell G, Standen J (2011) Evaluation of a dog health program in an Aboriginal community in northern NSW. Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 35(5): 29-29
    * Pholeros P (2011) Avoiding evidence: housing, overcrowding and health. Paper presented at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) National Indigenous Studies Conference 2011


    * Introduction to engaging with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities: an environmental health resource [DVD]
    * Billy and the magical boab tree : a fight with a nasty mite

    Programs and projects

    * Environmental health referral system for infectious disease cases in the Kimberley
    * Waste management training program for Indigenous shire workers

    You can find these at

    * Trainee Environmental Health Field Support Officer - Aboriginal Communities
    * Animal Management Worker

    Conferences, workshops and events
    You can find these at

    * Connecting the dots: a conference shaping the future of infrastructure in remote Indigenous communities
    * First Peoples' national water summit

    You can find Indigenous environmental health news at

    * Bag loads of success for Kowanyama clean up day
    * International Indigenous Housing Portal to be launched in June

    We also have a dedicated Twitter channel for Indigenous environmental health news, which you can access here:!/aihiehp

    I would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to send in any information you think should be added to the pages. Feedback and contributions from you, our users, enhances and improves the overall product that we are able to provide for you. Please click here to share your ideas and information with us:

    Miranda Poynton
    Information Officer, Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet
  • 20 December 2011
    Dear Indigenous environmental health practitioners (IEHP) yarning place members,

    The IEHP section of the HealthInfoNet website is continuously being updated and developed. The period August 2011 to November 2011 saw 93 publications added to the IEHP section and 14 policies and strategies along with 21 resources, 15 programs/projects, and 3 conferences, workshops, and events. Provided below are examples of the type of content recently added as well as website links to these IEHP sections within the HealthInfoNet website.

    Coppa K, Wurrulnga E, Kopczynski A (2011) Milingimbi healthy homes & skin week. Paper presented at the Australian Health Promotion Association 20th National Conference. 11 April 2011, Cairns, Qld
    View the IEHP publications homepages for environmental health, housing and community and water supply:

    Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA. (2011). The West Australian Indigenous storybook : celebrating and sharing good news stories : the Kimberley and Pilbara edition. Perth, WA: Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA.
    View examples of IEHP resources homepages:

    Programs and projects
    Water and wastewater services in remote (including Indigenous) communities
    View list of IEHP programs and projects for waste management, water supply and environmental health:

    Conferences, workshops and events
    View IEHP conferences, workshops, and events list under workforce issues:

    I encourage you to take a look at the IEHP section of the website. Please remember the invaluable service you can provide in sharing any information you may have in relation to resources, programs and projects etc. To notify the HealthInfoNet of such information, please use the website link provided below.

    Kind regards,
    Christine Potter
    IEHP Yarning Place Coordinator