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Dental Hygienists’ Association calls for increased support for dental schools

The Dental Hygienists’ Association of Australia (DHAA) Inc. is calling on state governments, professional associations and private dental practices to increase their support for dental schools at a time when many are facing financial pressures, resulting in decisions to cut places for oral health programs. “Oral health therapists and dental hygienists are the key primary […]


HWA releases its Health Information Workforce Report

Health Workforce Australia (HWA) has now released the Health Information Workforce Report on the HWA website. The report can be found at the following link   This report is a result of requests received from the National e-health Transition Authority (NeHTA) and the Australian Health Informatics Education Council (AHIEC) to undertake a study of […]


HWA releases its Mental Health Workforce Planning Data Inventory

Health Workforce Australia (HWA) has now released the Mental Health Workforce Planning Data Inventory.  The publication can be accessed through our website at   The Mental Health Workforce Planning Data Inventory is the first output from HWA’s Mental Health Workforce Study. Workforce is essential in delivering quality services to mental health consumers, and in […]

Rural Health Education Foundation television broadcasts – November 2013

Rural Health Education Foundation television broadcasts These are the confirmed Rural Health Education Foundation programs that will be broadcast on the Rural Health Channel and available online in November 2013. Be Strong with our Youth Be Strong Series Friday 1 November, 2pm AEDT Be Strong with Aunty Jean’s Program Be Strong Series Friday 15 […]

Getting mobile mental health into Indigenous communities

ABC [New England North West] 13/06-2013 Mental health clinicians are testing a smart phone app which delivers suicide prevention treatments designed specifically for Indigenous people. The suicide rate for Indigenous people is four times Australia’s national rate. Many Indigenous people live in remote parts of Australia where therapists able to deliver suicide prevention treatments are […]

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Strategy

THE HON MARK BUTLER MP Minister for Mental Health and Ageing THE HON WARREN SNOWDON MP Minister for Indigenous Health THE HON MELISSA PARKE MP Parliamentary Secretary for Mental Health JOINT MEDIA RELEASE 23 May 2013 NATIONAL STRATEGY TO REDUCE INDIGENOUS SUICIDE (click to view document) The first national whole-of-government strategy specifically addressing Aboriginal and Torres […]

PRESS RELEASE Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses appoint new CEO

Ms Anne Maree Maher, the President of the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses (CATSIN), has today announced the appointment of Ms Janine Milera as the new Chief Executive Officer of CATSIN. “The CATSIN Board is thrilled with the appointment,” said Ms Maher. “Janine is a great fit for CATSIN. She has the ability and […]

Recent interview conducted with the CEO of Mibbinbah men’s group Jack Bulman

Time with dad from the start Muthi Muthi man Jack Bulman is the current CEO of Mibbinbah, an Indigenous male health promotion charity. Mibbinbah incorporates Aboriginal cultural knowledge to deliver training and development opportunities, with the aim of empowering and building capacity of male participants and their communities across Australia. Jack strongly supports the introduction […]