The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and the Department of Health has launched a video containing key health information from the 2012-13 Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey.
Dr. Paul Jelfs from the ABS said the use of multimedia allowed the ABS to communicate health information in a more accessible way.
“Communicating statistics like these is really important to changing the way people think about their health. We hope that the video will broaden the reach of this message and support Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in maintaining healthy lifestyles.”
The video collaboration has provided the opportunity to showcase statistics about selected health risk factors and long-term health conditions. It also includes public health messages to encourage people to seek support and take positive steps to improve their health and wellbeing.
The video will be disseminated to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Services and mainstream health clinics as a health promotion tool.
It will be available on the ABS website at: www.abs.gov.au/australianhealthsurvey and on the Department of Health’s YouTube channel from today.
In May 2015 NACCHO engaged a production team to record and edit interviews with Aboriginal health leaders and community members in approx. 20 urban, rural and remote member locations throughout all states and territories of Australia. At each site NACCHO will be producing a summary 30 minute (approx.) video featuring interviews with the board, CEO, medical, Aboriginal Health Workers, Health Promotion Teams and community members.
Wayne Quilliam award winning Aboriginal photographer was appointed Creative Director to record videos and still photographs with Yale MacGillivray a young Aboriginal woman appointed Managing Editor for the project. The original pilot and Redfern AMS was produced by NITV
As at November there have 14 sites throughout Australia recorded
All 300 (approx.) full interviews will be available for viewing on NACCHO TV YouTube channel and website (subject to members and interviewee approval) and videos and photographs will be available to each NACCHO participating member service for websites and community CDS etc. Once edited down into a 30 minute format all 20 episodes will be made available to NITV and other Aboriginal media groups for broadcast and other projects All Interviews footage will also be available for specialist educational video compilations for governance, management, doctors, Aboriginal Health Worker etc.
10th anniversary of ‘Close the Gap’ campaign in March 2016 Travelling Exhibition
Negotiations are underway to launch the CTG exhibition at Parliament House Canberra on the Anniversary next year and then make the portable exhibition available to participating members and affiliates to hold their own state based events.
The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) in partnership with Wayne Quilliam Photography has developed a visual narrative that exists to foster awareness, exploration and understanding of Indigenous health and well-being.
The exhibition of 24 photographic images, melded with a series of video interviews embedded within the images will stimulate individual thinking and dialogue relating to the 10th anniversary of ‘Close the Gap’ campaign in March 2016.
The exhibition offers valuable insight into the workings of Indigenous health including the social, economic and cultural impact of organisations and individuals.
The exhibition will also be offered to other major Aboriginal and Health conferences who wish to celebrate Aboriginal Health and Close the Gap.