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Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander women’s health gets connected

Tuesday, 02 February 2016

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Edith Cowan University’s Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet has developed a Women’s Health Yarning Place in partnership with the Monash Centre for Health Research and Innovation (MCHRI).

Launched on Friday, 28 January 2016 in Melbourne, the free on line yarning place will facilitate closer connection for those working across the country in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women’s health in a variety of settings including health promotion, clinical care, health research and policy. It also provides a space to share stories, successes and learnings. 

Jacqui Boyle from MCHRI who oversaw the submission with the steering committee of the National Partnership for Indigenous Women’s Health Research to the Potter Foundation (who funded the yarning place) said ‘Researchers, clinicians, policy makers and most importantly, women have identified the need for a national communication network. The yarning place enables groups to share collaborative opportunities and results in clinical and community programs, research, resources and success stories’.

HealthInfoNet Director Professor Neil Drew said ’It’s a privilege to work with Jacqui and the Monash Centre team. We are very appreciative of the funding from the Potter Foundation to develop and manage a yarning place dedicated to women’s health. We have over 15 yarning places which are for specific workforce groups and this will be a very welcome addition to the sector’.

The yarning place, which is free to join, is now live and can be accessed on the HealthInfoNet web resource.

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