Quick links to pages in this section: Indigenous Resources
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These organisations are committed to the education and care of Indigenous Australians.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet
'One-stop info-shop' to help 'close the gap' by informing practice and policy in Indigenous health by making research and other knowledge accessible. Some pages on their site are particularly recommended:
Aboriginal Interpreter Service
The Aboriginal Interpreter Service (AIS) helps to alleviate the language barriers faced by many Indigenous people throughout the Northern Territory. More than Aboriginal 100 languages and dialects are spoken in the Territory, and many Indigenous Territorians speak English as their third or fourth language.
We now employ more than 60 interpreters that are accredited at the professional level. Guidance and advice can be provided with appropriate language selection, dialects, language level and cultural considerations. We also offer cross cultural training and workshops on how to work effectively with an interpreter.
Offices are located across the Territory:
Darwin, Katherine, Tennant Creek, Alice Springs, Wadeye, Maningrida, Yuendumu, Nhulunbuy, and Groote Eylandt
Aboriginal Interpreter Service - www.dhlgrs.nt.gov.au/contact_us or call 08 8999 8353
Post: GPO Box 4450, DARWIN NT 0801
Street: Ground Floor - Pella House, Cavenagh Street, DARWIN NT 0800
AIHW Indigenous Observatory
A new repository of information on the health and welfare of Australian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The homepage will feature reports, information updates and links to other important websites. A key product of the observatory is The health and welfare of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, an overview 2011 which draws extensively on the AIHW and ABS data collections.
Health Consumers of Rural and Remote Australia see here
A group of people from across Australia with different backgrounds and experience who have come together under one banner because they believe that Australians living in the rural and remote areas of this country have the right to receive a reasonable level of health care.
Indigenous Allied Health Australia see here
For health professionals, to network or share information and ideas.
Management of Dialysis and Kidney Transplantation in Remote Australia
The National Service Guidelines (2006) identify operational and resource requirements to provide accessible, high quality end-stage kidney disease services in rural and remote Australia - covers treatments including CKD management, dialysis and transplantation.
Medicine Talk see here
Indigenous Australians may have difficulty obtaining medicines and may use them less.
Yolngu Radio - part of Aboriginal Resource and Development Services
ARDS offers an extensive database of audio education programs that are broadcast on Yolŋgu Radio covering foundational health concepts, specific diseases that are significant in Yolŋgu populations, as well as “responsive health messages” on current health topics, such as Swine Flu.
Yolngu Radio (ARDS) Darwin Office: 374 Stuart Highway, Winnellie NT 0821
Phone: 08 8984 4174 or email@example.com Yolngu Radio Freecall: 1800 899 769
Working Carers Support Gateway Project see here Indigenous Australian Working Carers
Resources and support for low income and busy carers juggling caring and workplace demands. Of particular interest to isolated, regional and culturally diverse carer groups.
Health conditions - prevalent in Indigenous areas
Guidelines for Acute Post-Streptococcal Glomerulonephritis 2010 NT Goverment
Disease burden and health-care clinic attendances for young children in remote Aboriginal communities of northern Australia World Health Organisation WHO Report
Plain language - Review of the kidney health in Indigenous Peoples Indigenous HealthInfonet
Helpful Links: Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Working Carers - Service Directory - Fact Sheets for finance info and advice - CKD and Finance - KHA webpage
UPDATED 12 MAY 2013