Media Release – Celebrating 20 years helping to close the gap in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

 

The nationally recognised Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet officially celebrates its 20th birthday today. Established in 1997 by former GP and public health specialist, Professor Neil Thomson, the widely used web resource continues to provide high quality, evidenced based knowledge and information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health to the health sector.

Speaking at the official 20 year anniversary event held earlier in Canberra on the 13th September, was The Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP, Minister for Indigenous Health. Minister Wyatt said “Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are the real winners from the HealthInfoNet, as it plays an important role in closing the gap in Indigenous health.”

Guests also included Warren Snowdon, Shadow Assistant Minister for Indigenous Health, members of the HealthInfoNet advisory board, ECU Executive team representatives, partner organisations, consultants, representatives from the Australian Government Department of Health (core funder) and peak bodies and organisations based in Canberra… read the full media release here

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