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Multi-million dollar contract awarded to ECU-based Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

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The Department of Health and Ageing has awarded a $3.765 million contract to ECU-based Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet to continue their work in providing a knowledge-base to inform practice and policy in Indigenous health.

The new three-year contract, which commenced on 1 July 2010, includes extra funds for the expansion of HealthInfoNet’s coverage of diabetes, kidney health and two health risk factors as well as enhanced promotion.

ECU’s Professor of Indigenous Health, Neil Thomson, thanked the Department of Health and Ageing for their ongoing financial support for the program.

“We provide a vital service in supporting those working to ‘close the gap’ by making important, relevant, high quality material freely accessible to people working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health,” said Professor Thomson.

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet, which is based at Kurongkurl Katitjin on ECU’s Mount Lawley Campus, has received core funding from the Department since its establishment in 1997.

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