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New study highlights positive outcomes for donor families

24/09/2014

Organ and tissue donation can bring comfort to donor family members in their loss of a loved one and enable something positive to come out of tragedy.


DonateLife community awareness grants

22/09/2014

Community groups and local organisations throughout Australia are invited to apply for awareness grants to promote organ and tissue donation.


Research to help save PNG mothers and babies

22/09/2014

A new Australian health research initiative will help to lower mortality rates and improve health outcomes for mothers and babies in Papua New Guinea.


Healthy bodies need healthy drinks

18/09/2014

Indigenous communities throughout Australia are being encouraged to reach for water instead of high sugar drinks in an effort to cut obesity rates and prevent chronic disease.


Indigenous youth urged to seek headspace help

11/09/2014

The National Youth Mental Health Foundation, headspace, has launched a new campaign to encourage young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to seek help when they are having difficulties.


Journey continues to close the gap

05/09/2014

A report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare highlights that while progress is being made, there is still a long way to go to close the gap in Indigenous life expectancy.


Australian women living with undiagnosed osteoporosis

04/09/2014

A new report suggests that many women may have osteoporosis without knowing it.


Interview on ABC Riverina Late Breakfast with Anne Delaney

03/09/2014

The Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash was interviewed on ABC Riverina Late Breakfast with Anne Delaney on 3 September 2014.


A strong, sustainable health system benefits rural and regional Australians

27/08/2014

The Australian Government is determined to improve access to health services for people living in rural and remote areas.


Hearing Care Industry Association Annual Parliamentary Breakfast

27/08/2014

The Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash represented the Prime Minister at the Hearing Care Industry Association Annual Parliamentary Breakfast on 27 August 2014.


Improvement in Low Birthweights Welcome News

05/08/2014

Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash welcomed an Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report released that shows improvement in a key indicator for Indigenous health.


$3.8 Million Investment to Boost Medical Training in Wagga Wagga

04/08/2014

More medical students will study at the University of Notre Dame Australia’s (UNDA) Rural Clinical School campus in Wagga Wagga following the opening of its new training facility.


Survey Reinforces Fight Against Smoking and Substance Abuse

17/07/2014

The Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash, has welcomed the release of key findings from the 2013 National Drug Strategy Household Survey which show smoking rates in Australia are falling and young people are putting off their first drink of alcohol.


Passing of an Indigenous Advocate and Managing Director of Vibe Australia

15/07/2014

Statement of condolence on the passing of an Indigenous Advocate and Managing Director of Vibe Australia.


New Report Identifies Australia’s Stroke ‘Hotspots’

14/07/2014

A new report released by the National Stroke Foundation identifies the current and future ‘hotspots’ for stroke which will help inform Australia’s response to the disease.


Electronic Donor Record Enhances Australian Organ and Tissue Donation Processes

11/07/2014

Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash has announced a new national clinical information system to streamline organ and tissue donation processes across Australian hospital networks.


New Agreement Will Continue Australia’s Efforts to Eradicate Trachoma

10/07/2014

The Australian Government will provide $16.5 million over four years to prevent and treat trachoma in Indigenous communities in NSW, NT, SA and WA.


Improved Primary Health Care for South-East Queensland Indigenous Patients

03/07/2014

Two new Australian Government-funded clinics in the rapidly growing South-East Queensland region will provide essential primary health care services to Indigenous Australians.


Funding to Improve Health and Safety of Farmers

01/07/2014

Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash and Member for Wannon Dan Tehan announced one-off funding for the National Centre for Farmer Health (NCFH) in Victoria of $375,000.


Funding to Improve Health and Safety of Farmers

01/07/2014

Assistant Minister for Health Fiona Nash and Member for Parkes Mark Coulton announced one-off funding of $375,000 for the Australian Centre for Agricultural Health and Safety (ACAHS) in NSW.

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