The NRHA policy team met recently with Neil Thomson, Director of Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet and Director-Designate Neil Drew, as part of a three month handover - Neil to Neil - and to reaffirm a shared commitment to ‘closing the gap’ in health between Indigenous and other Australians.
During the meeting, Professors Thomson and Drew showcased the depth of freely available content available through the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet website.
The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet is an innovative Internet resource that aims to inform practice and policy in Indigenous health by making research and other knowledge readily accessible. It disseminates information through:
- HealthBulletin – A peer-reviewed electronic journal;
- Reviews and summaries – Comprehensive and up to date information on selected topics about the health of Indigenous Australians;
- HealthBibliography – A searchable database of literature and promotional items about Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander health; and
- Yarning places – An online network that enables people with an interest in Indigenous health to share information, knowledge and experience.
The website also provides information relevant to Indigenous health about:
- scholarships, grants, tenders, and other funding opportunities;
- upcoming courses and training;
- upcoming conferences, workshops and events; and
- recent programs and projects.
The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet maintains a special relationship with the NRHA through its longstanding membership of Friends of the Alliance and involvement in the biennial National Rural Health Conference.
Visit the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet website for more information.