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$10 million to improve health infrastructure in Indigenous communitiesThe Australian Government is enhancing First Nations health infrastructure, making available $10 million for repairs, maintenance and upgrades to health clinics and infrastructure across Australia.
Strengthening GP care for Indigenous AustraliansMedical clinics have been encouraged to provide better, ongoing care to Indigenous Australians following the revamp of an incentive program designed to achieve better, long-term health outcomes.
$5 million for Indigenous-led team to improve maternal and child health researchAn Indigenous-led team of medical and social health researchers have been tasked with investigating how to improve First Nations wellbeing during pregnancy, birth and the early years
'Strong Born' a new campaign supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to yarn about FASDToday, the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) supported by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE), will launch the Strong Born campaign aimed at raising awareness of the risks of drinking alcohol during pregnancy, and safe breastfeeding practices.
Boosting Indigenous youth HPV vaccination ratesEfforts to curb high rates of a silent, cancer-causing virus in Indigenous communities has received a major boost with a new program developed to increase uptake of a critical vaccine.
More First Nations Australians receiving NDIS supportFirst Nations Australians living with disability are accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in greater numbers, according to new data.
Advancing global health through G20Australia’s Assistant Minister for Indigenous Health and Indigenous Australians, Senator Malarndirri McCarthy will represent Australia at the G20 Health Ministers’ Meeting on 27-28 October in Bali, Indonesia.
$7.5 million to trial new wearable health devices and on the spot blood analysis for remote NT communitiesThe next generation of wearable health monitoring technology will be developed and trialled in ground breaking research funded by the Australian Government.
$11.2 million for Indigenous health researchIndigenous health research has been given a major boost with the Australian Government committing over $11.2 million for medical researchers to tackle health disparities and develop solutions for First Nations Australians.
First of its kind study to explore cancer from a First Nations perspectiveA new national study has launched to give Australians a better understanding of how First Nations people view and experience cancer.
Ground-breaking platform launched for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people affected by cancerAustralia’s first comprehensive cancer website developed by and for Indigenous Australians has officially launched today in a bid to boost health outcomes and care across the country.
Critical kidney disease medication listed on the PBSA lifechanging treatment for chronic kidney disease will be made available to thousands of Australians through an expansion of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) listing.