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Cancer and COVID-19 – Resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

Cancer and COVID-19 – Resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

Cancer Australia has released resources and campaigns to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and health professionals to manage the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, including those affected by cancer, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Celebrating National Reconciliation Week 2020: In This Together

Celebrating National Reconciliation Week 2020: In This Together

This year, National Reconciliation Week (27 May – 3 June) will be celebrated virtually. The 2020 theme is 'In This Together'.

COORDINARE launches 'Reflect' Reconciliation Action Plan

COORDINARE launches 'Reflect' Reconciliation Action Plan

As the South Eastern NSW PHN, we are proud of the work we have been doing to acknowledge cultural diversity and respect and honour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples within our region.

Have your say on the new National Agreement on Closing the Gap

Have your say on the new National Agreement on Closing the Gap

The Coalition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peak Organisations (Coalition of Peaks) is working with the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) to develop a new National Agreement that will set out efforts over the next ten years to help close the gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Supporting Aboriginal young people in making a difference

Supporting Aboriginal young people in making a difference

Justine, a 25-year-old Ngunnawal woman from headspace Queanbeyan, has been awarded Trainee of the Year at the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional NAIDOC Awards. After joining Marathon Health in 2018, Justine became a trainee and all-rounder at headspace Queanbeyan, while also completing her Certificate III in Community Services.

Celebrating positive change in Aboriginal health with QAAMS

Celebrating positive change in Aboriginal health with QAAMS

The Quality Assurance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Medical Services (QAAMS) national program is celebrating a 20-year commitment to meeting the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with type 2 diabetes.

NAIDOC Week events in South Eastern NSW

NAIDOC Week events in South Eastern NSW

NAIDOC Week 2019 is happening 7 - 14 July. This year’s theme is Voice. Treaty. Truth: Let’s work together for a shared future.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resources to ‘Get the facts about immunisation’

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resources to ‘Get the facts about immunisation’

Phase 3 of the Childhood Immunisation Education Campaign – ‘Get the facts about immunisation’ launched earlier this year to encourage Australian parents and carers to get their kids vaccinated.

New drug and alcohol support service for Aboriginal people in Yass

New drug and alcohol support service for Aboriginal people in Yass

COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN today announced that Marathon Health will be funded to provide a new drug and alcohol support service for young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Yass and surrounding areas.

Increasing bowel screening amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Increasing bowel screening amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Waminda, South Coast Women’s Health and Welfare Aboriginal Corporation is one of 50 primary health care centres across the country selected for the National Indigenous Bowel Screening Pilot, which is being implemented through the Menzies School of Health Research.

National Close the Gap Day

National Close the Gap Day

Today is National Close the Gap Day, raising awareness about how we can achieve health equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Meet Tanya Simpson, local Aboriginal health worker: ‘Because of her, we can!’

Meet Tanya Simpson, local Aboriginal health worker: ‘Because of her, we can!’

This year’s theme for NAIDOC Week was ‘Because of her, we can’, acknowledging the amazing achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in their families, local communities, workplaces, and at a state and national level.

Get into the community spirit for improved health outcomes

Get into the community spirit for improved health outcomes

During the festivities of NAIDOC Week from July 8-15, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities can join in the spirit of taking better care of their health by learning more about My Health Record.

We acknowledge Sorry Day, a national day of remembrance

We acknowledge Sorry Day, a national day of remembrance

Saturday 26 May marks Sorry Day, a national day of remembrance for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were forcibly removed from their families during the Stolen Generations, their descendants and the families left behind.

NACCHO and RACGP release third edition of the National Guide for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

NACCHO and RACGP release third edition of the National Guide for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) and The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) have jointly produced the third edition of the National Guide to a preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Working together with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to reduce inequalities

Working together with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to reduce inequalities

This week marked the 10th anniversary of the national apology to Australia's First Peoples, which is a significant moment in our nation's history and must never be forgotten.

Katungal Aboriginal Community Corporation and Medical Services - Excellence in Business

Katungal Aboriginal Community Corporation and Medical Services - Excellence in Business

Katungul Aboriginal Community Corporation and Medical Services recognised for their growth, achievements and hard work in the Eurobodalla and Bega Valley Shires.

Aboriginal health is everyone’s business

Aboriginal health is everyone’s business

COORDINARE recently joined the Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District (ISLHD), local Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services, and the University of Wollongong in committing to work together to bring about positive changes to Close the Gap on health inequalities for our Aboriginal communities.

Birthing on Country community consultations

Birthing on Country community consultations

Waminda is working in partnership with the Australian College of Midwives, University of Sydney and Queensland University and will be facilitating community consultations to discuss Birthing on Country.

Katungal BreastScreen initiative

Katungal BreastScreen initiative

The teams at Katungul Batemans Bay, Narooma and Bega in conjunction with COORDINARE, have commenced a breast screening initiative for their clients.