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ECU-based Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet launches offender health web resource

Thursday, 24 June 2010


The ECU-based Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet, in conjunction with the Indigenous Offender Health Research Capacity Building Group (IOHR-CBG) launched the Indigenous Offender Health webpage at the inaugural National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (NIDAC) conference on 16-18 June.

The webpage is a ‘one-stop info-shop’ for people working, studying or interested in the health of Australia's Indigenous offender population. It provides information about guidelines and resources, as well as information for people working in the field and a database of relevant publications.

ECU’s Professor of Indigenous Health, Professor Neil Thomson, is delighted with the partnership which allows the IOHR-CBG to take advantage of the HealthInfoNet national user base to reach a wider audience.

“This partnership allows us to continue building the evidence base to make a meaningful contribution, and help close the gap in Indigenous health.”

The project was funded from a joint collaboration between the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the IOHR-CBG.

For more information, visit the Indigenous offender health website.

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