Indigenous Health related links

Links to various Indigenous health related sites

Page last updated: 01 July 2015

Indigenous related sites

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  • Aboriginal Australian Links—Internet resources compiled by the State Library of New South Wales.
  • Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet—The aim of the HealthInfoNet is to contribute to the health of Australia's Indigenous people by making relevant, high quality information and statistics easily accesssible to policy makers, health service providers, programme managers, clinicians, researchers and the general community.
  • Australian Institute of Health and Welfare —Various publications
  • Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC)— is one of the federal government departments responsible for meeting the Government of Canada's obligations and commitments to First Nations, Inuit and Métis From the site, visitors may access homepages for national Aboriginal associations, governmental, other sites.
  • Apunipima Cape York Health Council—Apunipima Cape York Health Council advocates for the health needs of Cape York communities. The strategy adopted by the organisation is a systems advocacy approach where the primary aim is to move Cape York society beyond passive welfare dependency which, along with a severe alcohol and drug problem, is fundamental to poor Indigenous health in the region. Under the direction of the Governing Committee, Apunipima Cape York Health Council is dedicated to the implementation of the 'River of Life' Framework for Health Action. Through Cape York Partnerships Apunipima will focus attention on negotiating with communities, developing "Family Health Plans" and assisting families to receive the necessary training and opportunities to create healthy communities.
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics—The Australian Bureau of Statistics is Australia's official statistical organisation. It assists and encourages informed decision-making, research and discussion within governments and the community, by providing a high quality, objective and responsive national statistical service.
  • Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies—This site has publications, native title research, research discussion papers, information about Indigenous languages, and how to apply for a research grant.Top of page


  • Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR)—The Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR) is a multi-disciplinary social sciences research centre at the Australian National University (ANU) with a primary focus on Indigenous Australian economic policy and economic development issues, including native title and land rights, social justice, and the socioeconomic status of Indigenous Australians. Established in 1990, CAEPR is funded by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC), the Department of Family and Community Services (DFACS), and ANU.
  • Chronic Disease Website—The chronic disease website (prevention and management) focuses on various Commonwealth programmes, including: Sharing Health Care Initiative and Rural Chronic Disease Initiative.
  • CRANAPlus—CRANA was founded in 1982 by 130 Remote Area Nurses from across Australia. General concern about the poor health status of people who live in remote areas and the inequities, quality and accessibility in services available to these Australians was and remains the catalyst for action. In 2008 membership was extended to all Remote Health Professionals and their supporters. CRANA became CRANAplus to reflect the new broadened scope of the organisation.



  • Indigenous Australian WWW Resource Directory—This is a working Document that attempts to maintain a register of all current www sites by, or about Australian Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Indigenous Portal—The Indigenous Portal is a window to resources, contacts, information, and government programmes and services for Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders.Top of page


  • Message Stick—A tremendous resource for accessing information about the ABC's Indigenous production across Radio, Television and the Web. It also provides useful information for business, media and education on Indigenous issues such as protocol, intellectual copyright and culture.
  • Mura Gadi (Pathways for Searching)—The National Library of Australia's online catalogue of resources relating to Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders.


  • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nutrition Strategy and Action Plan—The Strategic Inter-Governmental Nutrition Alliance seeks to provide strategic direction and coordinate action on public health nutrition issues. It was developed and is guided by the National Public Health Partnership's Nutrition Strategy and Action Plan.
  • National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO)—NACCHO is the national peak body for community controlled Aboriginal health services and has a membership in excess of 100 organisations and peak affiliate bodies in all states and territories. Apart from providing a variety of services to its members, NACCHO represents the interests of Aboriginal community controlled health services at the national level. This site links to a number of Aboriginal Medical Services' sites.
  • National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research—The National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research is one of Australia's leading medical research centres and is recognised internationally as a leader in the field of research into HIV/AIDS. It provides a comprehensive analysis of current knowledge of the pattern of diagnosed HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C and sexually transmissible infections in Australia.
  • National Health and Medical Research Council The NHMRC Road Map—The National Health and Medical Research Council recognised the need to develop a cohesive and coordinated approach to address the health research needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. As a consequence, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Research Agenda Working Group (RAWG) was established as a joint undertaking between the NHMRC and OATSIH in 1997.
  • National Drug Strategy(NDS)—Is a forerunner, the National Campaign Against Drug Abuse (NCADA), have been operating since 1985. Both NCADA and NDS were created with strong bipartisan political support and involve a cooperative venture between the Commonwealth and State/Territory governments as well as the non-government sector. The common aim from the outset was "to minimise the harmful effects of drug use in Australian society". Drugs affect virtually every Australian family. Each year the use of alcohol, tobacco and illicit drugs accounts for more than one in six deaths, more than 175 000 hospitalisations and enormous economic costs to the health care system, law enforcement and private industry in Australia.
  • National Palliative Care Programme
  • NSW Health Aboriginal Health
  • NT Health Aboriginal Health


  • Onemda VicHealth Koori Health Unit—Onemda VicHealth Koori Health Unit is committed to research and teaching that is underpinned by principles of Indigenous community development and will lead to long-term improvements in Aboriginal health.Top of page




  • Royal Australasian College of Physicians Indigenous Health Education and Resources Guide—The Royal Australasian College of Physicians' Indigenous Health Education and Resource Guide has been designed to provide College Fellows and Trainees in Australia and New Zealand some practical knowledge about the issues of providing health care to Indigenous people. The barriers to accessing appropriate health care are also explored in this collection of education and training resources which focuses on contemporary issues which impact on Indigenous people of Australia and New Zealand.
  • Rural Health Website—The Commonwealth's Rural Health website aims to provide comprehensive and accurate information on rural health issues, policies and services for a variety of consumers including the rural health consumer, service providers, researchers, policy developers and health professionals.





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