Issue 61

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health
Hope for Health: preventing chronic disease in East Arnhem Land with experiential nutrition education

A pioneering nutrition program in the community of Galiwin’ku, Elcho Island is showing tangible results and is empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to reawaken the vibrant health of their ancestors....More

By Bede Hamilton Eagle
Hope for Health


Rural & Remote Communities
Supporting women’s wellbeing in remote Queensland

Participants at two recent gatherings of women from rural and remote Queensland took part in Wheel of Wellbeing activities designed to help them to be happier, healthier and more mentally resilient....More

By Carmel Marshall
Centacare CQ


Personal Stories
Port Augusta doctor recognised for her passion for health care in an area of need

Port Augusta GP, Dr Amanda Bethell, is the RACGP’s 2017 national GP of the Year. She talks about her work as a country GP and a supervisor of registrars....More

By Katrina Broad


Health Conferences & Events
Regional arts creates a healthy agenda

The recent Creative Regions Summit explored liveable, sustainable and healthy regional communities and the vital social and economic roles that arts and culture play within them. It confirmed that almost all Australians engage with the arts which, for most, have a big impact on their sense of wellbeing....More

By Peter Brown
National Rural Health Alliance


Health Conferences & Events
Riding to raise funds for basic health care in PNG

Australian health workers and those interested in healthcare are invited to join a fund-raising six-day bike ride along the coast of New Ireland, PNG, in May 2018....More

By Rebecca Payne
Australian Doctors International


Our stories: videos capture the effects of mental illness on families

A series of short films, recorded in Broome, Carnarvon and Perth, capture the ways in which mental health conditions impact on individuals, families and communities....More

By Heather Bush


Health Services & Programs
Technology helping elders in aged care to stay meaningfully connected

Tech Connect is a guide to using technology and social media to support aged care residents’ spiritual wellbeing by connecting them with family and loved ones....More

By Megan Stoyles


Codeine rescheduling an opportunity to address the pain crisis

In view of the ruling by the Therapeutic Goods Administration that codeine-containing products will be available by prescription-only from early 2018, better pain services and support for consumers are needed in rural and remote Australia. ...More

By Carol Bennett


Health Professionals & Practice
Management development program developed specifically for remote health service managers

An education and training program has been developed to meet the needs of health managers who work in remote Australia. ...More

By Leigh-ann Onnis, Marcia Hakendorf…
James Cook University, CRANAplus & Australasian College of Health Service…


Health Professionals & Practice
Opportunity for training in agricultural health and medicine

Australia’s only postgraduate agricultural health and medicine unit provides professionals with knowledge and skills to help confront the high morbidity and mortality rates in the agricultural industry.


By Jacquie Cotton
National Centre for Farmer Health


Health Professionals & Practice
Leadership development grants for health sector women

Grants are available to support participation of health sector women in a range of leadership development programs....More

By Alistair Young
Women & Leadership Australia