Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet is an innovative Internet resource that aims to inform practice and policy in Indigenous health by making research and other knowledge readily accessible. Hosted by Kurongkurl Katitjin, the site aims to contribute to closing the gap in health between Indigenous and other Australians.
The resource is a one-stop information portal for people interested in improving the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians, making published, unpublished and specially developed material about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health freely accessible to people involved in the area. This enhances knowledge and skills, and improves practice and/or policy work. For students and the general community, the knowledge accessible via our resource improves understanding of Indigenous health and related areas.
The work is supported with funds from a variety of sources, with core funding provided by the Australian Department of Health and Ageing's Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH). Work in the area of substance use is supported by the Department's Drug Strategy Branch. Specific research activities are supported by funds and/or collaboration from a variety of sources.
Key ECU Staff
Professor Neil Thomson, Pauline Shanley, Associate Professor Richard Midford, Tara Elizabeth Hoyne, and other HealthInfoNet staff.
Department of Health and Ageing, the National Heart Foundation of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Program, Government of Western Australia, eHealth Council, government road safety authorities, health authorities of New South Wales, South Australia and Tasmania.