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  • 29 June 2015

    Hi mob members,
    This is an update from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers/Health Practitioner section of theAustralian Indigenous HealthInfoNet web resource about 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

  • 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.

  • 10 March 2015

    Hi Health workers mob members,

    Here is an update about a survey being carried out by the National Asthma Council, in association with Asthma Australia, they have been charged by the Australian Federal Government with developing the National Asthma Strategy to span 2016-2020, the first since 2008.

    This document will frame and guide the strategic direction for all stakeholders that are charged with managing the disease in Australia.
    Please complete the survey by simply clicking on the following link and complete the questionnaire, thereby allowing that your thoughts and suggestions to be considered in what we consider is to be a vital resource for all asthmatics.
    Thank you in advance.

    Kind regards
    Trish O’Hara
    Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

  • 1 July 2011
    At Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation we are setting up free Boot Camps and Free Personal Training sessions for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander. Its great! Has your service though about doing it?
  • 7 October 2010
    Discuss any aspects of Indigenous health