NACCHO Aboriginal womens health:New Online women’s health resource developed for Aboriginal Health Workers

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Jean Hailes for Women’s Health is proud to announce the development of a new online health information hub for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers.

This exciting initiative is being announced at the National Indigenous Women’s Health Workshop being held at Monash Medical Centre on 25-26 October 2013, an event designed to establish key priorities, inform research and provide evidence to inform policy and practice in the field of Indigenous women’s health.

The new information hub for Indigenous workers can be found at http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/womens-health-portal

Developed in partnership with the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (AIH), the new online resource aims to provide health workers with access to evidence-based key information about a variety of women’s reproductive life stages.

“We are delighted to be partnering with HealthInfoNet to provide a relevant and accessible online resource for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers across Australia,” said Jean Hailes project leader, Louise Browne. “Together, our organisations have combined research translation, expertise, knowledge transfer and community education and outreach to be able to provide the highest quality information on women’s health.”

Topics include the menstrual cycle, contraception, pregnancy planning, fertility issues, polycystic ovary syndrome and menopause.

“These topics were chosen with input from health workers and a range of health professionals working in the area of Indigenous health as the issues most relevant to their communities,” said Louise. “They provide important information for all women at various ages and life stages.”

It is hoped the information will assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers to help women understand and manage important aspects of their health, contributing to improved health outcomes and better quality of life. Health professionals and others working in women’s health may also find this online resource useful.

“We hope to build on this resource in the future to broaden the topics around other areas of need in women’s health and wellbeing,” said Louise.

The new information hub for Indigenous workers can be found at http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/womens-health-portal

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2 comments on “NACCHO Aboriginal womens health:New Online women’s health resource developed for Aboriginal Health Workers

  1. hi Col and Trish,

    i have only had a brief look at this and have not noted any info on smoking or chewing tobacco. As partners can you follow-up if it is not covered.

    rgs Tom

    Sent from Tom Calma’s iPad

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