Indigenous health

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Aboriginal children are almost twice as likely as non-Aboriginal children to suffer unintentional injury – and the situation hasn't improved for more than 15 years, a new study shows.

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The results of two innovative Aboriginal road safety initiatives have been announced at The George Institute for Global Health.

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Avoidable hospitalisations among Aboriginal children are almost double those of non-Aboriginal children, UNSW research has revealed. 

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Conversations that began almost 20 years ago have helped change the delivery of health services to Aboriginal children and their families in south-western Sydney.

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UNSW medical students have committed to working in some of Australia’s most remote locations. For one, working in an Indigenous community has been a revelation.

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UNSW research shows Australia imprisons thousands of Aboriginal people with mental and cognitive disabilities each year because of a lack of understanding, and a dearth of community-based services and support. This series of articles explores the extent of the problem and potential solutions.

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Early intervention and diversion away from the criminal justice system can enable Aboriginal people with mental and cognitive disabilities to live with dignity, write Elizabeth McEntyre, Eileen Baldry,and Ruth McCausland.

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Work by PhD graduate Dr Simon Graham to encourage Indigenous boys to be tested for sexually transmissable diseases is having a positive impact in Aboriginal communities aross NSW.

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UNSW professor of public health Lisa Jackson Pulver will spend the next month at NITV, SBS's dedicated Indigenous news channel, as Scientist in Residence.

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It's easy to feel disheartened by the bombardment of negative statistics about Indigenous health, but we shouldn't ignore the many successes, writes Lisa Jackson Pulver.

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