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Grant applications now open for community and Indigenous organisations for funding to support people with cancerA new round of funding to support Australians living with cancer has opened today, with the Assistant Minister for Indigenous Health Malarndirri McCarthy announcing the latest Supporting People with Cancer (SPWC) Grant initiative.
- The Australian Government is providing $2.8 million to fund preliminary exploratory work on the establishment of a new medical school in the Northern Territory.
- Alice Springs residents will have better access to health care, with the opening of a new Medicare Urgent Care Clinic (Medicare UCC).
- The Australian Government is investing in enhanced screening and research of cancer in Indigenous Australians, through the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Synergy Grant Schemes.
- The Australian Government is working to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders through six research projects that have all involved First Nations people.
- The Australian Government is working to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders through 26 research projects that have all involved First Nations people from the start.
- The Albanese Government is supporting specialist training for First Nations doctors and medical students with the Australian Indigenous Doctors Association (AIDA) receiving a $900,000 funding boost.
- The Albanese Government is delivering on its commitment to Darwin and Alice Springs residents with the opening of two Medicare Urgent Care Clinics (UCC).
Minister for Health and Aged Care and Assistant Minister for Indigenous Health – press conference in Alice Springs – 20 September 2023Read the transcript of Minister Butler's and Senator McCarthy's press conference in Alice Springs about the opening of two Medicare Urgent Care Clinics in the Northern Territory, investment in central Australia, and Voice to Parliament.
Minister for Health and Aged Care and Assistant Minister for Indigenous Health – press conference in Darwin – 19 September 2023Read the transcript of Minister Butler's and Senator Malarndirri McCarthy's press conference in Darwin about a new helicopter and jet for CareFlight.
- Delivering on the Albanese Government’s election commitment, CareFlight has received $19.95 million to increase lifesaving aeromedical services in the Top End with a second rescue helicopter and aeromedical jet.
- The expansion of a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) screening program will be explored in partnership with community organisations as part of a new National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) project.
- Eight grants totaling over $840,000 have been awarded to increase equity for people in population groups with poorer cancer outcomes.
- The Glen for Women, a rehabilitation centre on the Central Coast of New South Wales offering holistic addiction treatment for First Nations women, will officially open with a ceremony today.
- The Albanese Government has brought together health experts to discuss the unique challenges facing the health workforce across the Northern Territory.
- The Australian Government has new funding agreements with states and the Northern Territory to put hundreds more doctors into regional, rural and remote locations.
- A first of its kind study exploring cancer in First Nations Australian communities has begun data collection today with the launch of the Kulay Kalingka study.
- Extra mental health funding support will be provided to First Nations communities affected by major flooding, caused by a number of recent cyclones and monsoonal events in Western Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland.
- People in the Alice Springs region will soon have access to free, and culturally appropriate mental health and wellbeing support in their own community.
- Ten new major capital works projects will improve health infrastructure in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across the country.
- The Albanese Labor Government has awarded more than $5.1 million in grants to organisations to support high quality bereavement care to women and families following stillbirth or miscarriage.
- The Australian Government is delivering on a key election commitment to First Nations health with new renal dialysis units in six remote locations, ensuring First Nations people with severe kidney diseases can receive lifesaving treatment closer to their communities.
- The Australian Government is enhancing First Nations health infrastructure, making available $10 million for repairs, maintenance and upgrades to health clinics and infrastructure across Australia.
Nearly $400 million for exceptional medical research projects including projects to improve First Nations healthThrough the Medical Research Future Fund, nearly 200 ground-breaking medical research projects will share in more than $382 million in grants, including more than $32 million to improve First Nations health.
- Medical 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.