Important online resource for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health celebrates 20 years

  • Official anniversary event in Parliament House Canberra L-R Neil Drew, Colleen Hayward, Hon Ken Wyatt MP, John Finlay Jones, Mick Adams
  • Minister Ken Wyatt and artist Mick Adams with the artwork commissioned for the Australian Indigenous HealthInfonet’s 20th anniversary

Official anniversary event in Parliament House Canberra L-R Neil Drew, Colleen Hayward, Hon Ken Wyatt MP, John Finlay Jones, Mick Adams. Minister Ken Wyatt and artist Mick Adams with the artwork commissioned for the Australian Indigenous HealthInfonet’s 20th anniversary. Photos: Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet has just celebrated its 20th birthday. Established in 1997 by former GP and public health specialist, Professor Neil Thomson, the widely used web resource provides high quality, evidenced based knowledge and information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health to the health sector.

HealthInfoNet Director, Professor Neil Drew said:

“The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet is a unique resource that is not replicated anywhere in the world. That it not only continues but is flourishing after 20 years is testament to Neil Thomson’s vision and to the ongoing support of many thousands of supporters, partners and users throughout Australia. Over the last year we had 3 million page views, 1 million sessions and just under 800,000 users. The HealthInfoNet is a vital part of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health infrastructure’.”  

Working in the area of translational research with a population health focus, the HealthInfoNet makes research and other information freely available in a form that has immediate, practical utility for practitioners and policy-makers in the area of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, enabling them to make decisions based on the best available evidence.

http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/about/about-us-info/our-history

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