Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health news

Read our latest news items related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.


Young Deadly Free – Safe sex and sexual health

Practising safe sex is everyone's responsibility. Reduce the risk of infection by using condoms and getting regular sexual health checks.

Healthy Lunchbox Week

Thinking about what we feed our bodies every day is important to stay well and strong. Learn how to pack healthy lunches like Dhauwurd-Wurrung Elderly & Community Health Service Inc. for Healthy Lunchbox Week.

Strong Born

The Strong Born campaign raises awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in rural and remote communities. The campaign addresses the harms of drinking alcohol while pregnant and breastfeeding.

New provider resources about influenza vaccination for First Nations’ people

Vaccination providers play an important role in offering influenza vaccines for First Nations people. New resources are now available to support vaccination providers in having conversations with First Nations’ families.

Early cancer detection and screening for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

It’s easy to forget about cancer screening. But detecting cancer early saves lives. Learn more about cancer screening programs and how to enter the Beautiful Shawl competition.

How to deal with loneliness and get support

Everyone feels down sometimes, but if it’s constant you may want support. Learn some ways to keep yourself strong and how to reach out for help.


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Keep your spirit strong this holiday season

Most people look forward to the holiday season, but others may find it a challenging time for many different reasons. It is not uncommon for people to feel isolated, sad or anxious, so you’re not alone if you find yourself feeling down this Christmas.

Updated eligibility for COVID-19 oral treatment

Some people who are at higher risk of getting very ill from COVID-19 are eligible for the COVID-19 oral treatments.

Stay COVIDSafe

During the upcoming holidays it is important that we stay COVIDSafe. As we start to enjoy our summer, we need to be aware the next wave of COVID-19 has arrived. Cases are again on the increase. We know that what can be a mild illness for some people can be life threatening for others.
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