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Learn about the AOD Knowledge Centre's latest resources in free October webinar

18 October 2017

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (the Knowledge Centre) will be hosting a webinar on Tuesday 31 October 2017.
 

New search feature on AODconnect app

2 February 2017

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and other Drugs Knowledge Centre has improved the way users can find services on the mobile phone app, AODconnect.
 

Join in on a free AOD webinar with guest presenter Anthony Shakeshaft

9 January 2017

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (the Knowledge Centre) is hosting a webinar on Tuesday 31 January 2017 with guest presenter Professor Anthony Shakeshaft from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC).
 

Learn more about the AOD Knowledge Centre in a free November webinar

16 November 2016

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (the Knowledge Centre) will be hosting our first webinar on Friday 25 November 2016.
 

Survey of the Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre now open

31 October 2016

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (the Knowledge Centre) is conducting a biannual online evaluation of our web resource by running a national user survey.
 

New eBook supports and informs alcohol and other drug sector

27 October 2016

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (the Knowledge Centre) today launched a new eBook about volatile substance use (VSU).
 

Survey of the Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre now open

10 May 2016

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (the Knowledge Centre) is conducting an online evaluation of our web resource by running a national user survey.
 

Feedback from the Australian Indigenous AOD Knowledge Centre user survey

16 February 2016

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (the Knowledge Centre) recently conducted a user survey, which aimed to inform us how users are interacting with the website, what information is useful, gauge user satisfaction and gain feedback about our new resources.
 

Latest review of volatile substance use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people shows that involving community gets better results

15 February 2016

Edith Cowan University's Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre have released a comprehensive review of volatile substance use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
 

New app makes it easier to find Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander alcohol treatment services

10 February 2016

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre today launched an Android version of their free mobile phone app called AODconnect, which will support efforts to reduce harmful substance use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
 

Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre survey now open

25 November 2015

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (the Knowledge Centre) is conducting an evaluation of our web resource by running a national user survey.
 

New alcohol and other drugs factsheets on the AOD Knowledge Centre Community portal

4 November 2015

Edith Cowan University's Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (AODKC) has released a series of alcohol and other drug factsheets on the Community portal, a resource for Elders and community members working to reduce the harms from alcohol and other drug use in their communities.
 

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander drug and alcohol resource finalist in Internet award

28 August 2015

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre is a finalist in the Diversity category in the prestigious 2015 Australia and New Zealand Internet Awards (ANZIAs).
 

AOD Knowledge Centre selected as a finalist in the 2015 Australian and New Zealand Internet Awards

11 June 2015

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (the Knowledge Centre), developed by the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet, has been selected as a finalist in the 2015 Australian and New Zealand Internet Awards (ANZIA).
 

Audit puts a cap on petrol sniffing

20 May 2015

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet's (PM C) management of initiatives to supply low aromatic fuel (LAF) to Aboriginal communities to reduce petrol-sniffing has been found to be effective and well-documented.
 

New tools aim to help reduce harmful substance use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

18 May 2015

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre (the Knowledge Centre) today launched two portals and a free mobile phone app which will support efforts to reduce harmful substance use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
 

New NCETA resource: FundAssist

10 December 2014

The National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) have recently launched a new resource package, FundAssist, to help non-government organisations prepare, plan and write funding applications.
 

Yarn circle a step in the right direction

22 August 2014

A new program gives local men the opportunity to talk about their problems in a safe environment in New South Wales.
 

An alcohol and other drug free lifestyle major plus for jobseekers

21 August 2014

Major infrastructure projects, under way in Shoalhaven, New South Wales, present numerous opportunities for jobseekers, but they also pose a test of personal responsibility.
 

Tenders called for contractor to build Aboriginal alcohol and other drug retreat

20 August 2014

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) government is taking steps to build an Aboriginal bush retreat for alcohol and other drug rehabilitation near Tharwa.
 

The Glen Rehabilitation Centre in jeopardy

12 August 2014

The future of The Glen Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre in Rothbury, New South Wales (NSW), is in jeopardy because a not-for-profit company owned by the Federal Government intends to sell the property, Chief Executive Officer, Joe Coyte, said.
 

Rehabilitation facility will be open to everyone in North West region of South Australia

7 August 2014

The new alcohol and drug rehabilitation service for the North West region of South Australia (SA) will be open to both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal patients, according to the Federal member for Grey.
 

DRUMBEAT improves mental health of Western Australian prisoners

1 August 2014

An independent evaluation, by the University of Western Australia (UWA), of an innovative program trialled in Western Australian (WA) prisons has found a group-based program that combines hand drumming with social and emotional learning can improve the mental health of prisoners.
 

End of the road for Makin' tracks

23 July 2014

An award-winning counselling service for Aboriginal alcohol and other drug users in South Australia has had its Federal funding cut.
 

Detention facility officially named site for alcohol and other drug rehabilitation centre

18 July 2014

A long-awaited alcohol and other drug (AOD) rehabilitation centre will officially be located at the old Ellis Close detention facility in Port Augusta, South Australia (SA).
 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander alcohol and other drug use in the spotlight

11 July 2014

Health experts from Poche Centres around Australia are assembling in Darwin, Northern Territory, on July 11 2014 for a Key thinkers' forum to discuss alcohol and other drug use in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
 

Locals hear message of Swimming the river

30 June 2014

Ceduna Aboriginal Corporation (CAC) hosted the launch of an Aboriginal education DVD on Friday, June 20.
 

Knowledge Centre community survey: identifying the information needs of communities in relation to alcohol and other drugs

6 June 2014

The Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs knowledge Centre (Knowledge Centre) is conducting a survey to identify the information needs of communities in relation to alcohol and other drugs.
 

Launch of the Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre

4 June 2014

Chair of the National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (NIDAC), Associate Professor Ted Wilkes, today launched a new Australian Indigenous Alcohol and Other Drugs Knowledge Centre at the NIDAC conference in Melbourne.
 

2012-13 Australian Medical Association Indigenous health report card launched

10 December 2013

The Australian Medical Association's (AMA) Indigenous health report card 2012-13, the healthy early years - getting the right start in life, was released today by Assistant Minister for Health, Senator the Hon Fiona Nash, at Parliament House in Canberra.
 

New clinical web resource helping health practitioners to reduce Indigenous chronic disease

26 June 2013

The Minister for Indigenous Health, the Hon Warren Snowden MP, has today launched the Australian Indigenous ClinicallnfoNet - an innovative web resource designed to assist primary health care workers in the prevention and management of chronic disease among Indigenous people.
 

WA HealthInfoNet post-workshop survey - we need your feedback

24 June 2013

If you have participated in a HealthInfoNet workshop in WA we need your feedback - please take a few minutes to complete this survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Western-Australian-health-workers-survey This survey seeks to find out about the use of our website by workshop participants.
 

Supporting people to tackle volatile substance use

30 April 2013

A new report evaluating the effectiveness of the Australian Government's Petrol sniffing strategy (PSS) has found a reduction in petrol sniffing has been achieved primarily through the roll out of low aromatic fuel and the introduction of additional youth services.
 

Free HealthInfoNet workshops in Albany, WA - 11-13 March 2013

20 February 2013

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet will be in Albany, Western Australia delivering free workshops from the 11th - 13th March 2013.
 

Report into Aboriginal service delivery in the Northern Territory (NT) makes 12 recommendations

2 October 2012

A report into spending on service delivery in remote Aboriginal communities recommends a reassessment of priorities and greater transparency.
 

HealthInfoNet workshops coming to the Gascoyne/Midwest in November

20 September 2012

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet workshops are coming to the Gascoyne/Midwest region in November.
 

HealthInfoNet workshops in the Pilbara (now including Newman)

4 September 2012

The HealthInfoNet will be in the Pilbara next week delivering free workshops from September 10th to the 17th.
 

HealthInfoNet workshops in the Pilbara

27 August 2012

There are still places available to participate in upcoming Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (AIH) workshops in the Pillbara region of Western Australia (WA).
 

HealthInfoNet workshops in the Kimberley

31 July 2012

The HealthInfoNet will be in the Kimberley next week delivering free workshops from August 6th to the 17th.
 

Handbook for Aboriginal alcohol and drug work launched at NIDAC conference today

7 June 2012

The Handbook for Aboriginal alcohol and drug work was launched today (7 June 2012) at the National Indigenous Drug and Alcohol Committee (NIDAC) conference in Fremantle, Western Australia (WA).
 

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet named a finalist for the National Drug and Alcohol Awards 2012

29 May 2012

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet was recently nominated in the National Drug and Alcohol Awards 2012 for its work on the substance use section of its website.
 

Do you use the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet's substance use section? Take our survey

22 May 2012

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet is undertaking a survey to find out information on users accessing the website, particularly its 'substance use' section.
 

Bourke community to launch awareness campaign targeting alcohol and other drug use

24 April 2012

On Wednesday 2 May 2012, the Bourke Alcohol and drug working group (BAWG) will launch an alcohol and other drug awareness campaign in Bourke, New South Wales (NSW).
 

HealthInfoNet workshops: helping to 'close the gap' in Indigenous health

20 March 2012

To increase access to its web resource and build the capacity of the frontline health workforce - and to assist the health workforce in 'closing the gap' in Indigenous health - the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet will deliver a program of free workshops across Western Australia (WA) over 18 months from April 2012.
 

New Indigenous mental health web resource launched

22 February 2012

A new web resource for Indigenous social and emotional wellbeing (SEWB) workers is now available on the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet website.
 

Volatile substance use background information available now

6 February 2012

The web resource for Volatile substance use now includes background information.
 

Healthy Lifestyle Worker toolkit launched

13 December 2011

The Director of the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet, Professor Neil Thomson, today attended the Canberra launch of a new Healthy Lifestyle Worker toolkit to help tackle chronic disease in Indigenous communities.
 

More Indigenous Australians accessing targeted health services

26 October 2011

There was a significant increase in the use of services targeted at Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in 2009-10 compared with the previous year, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
 

Health workers honoured at the Deadly Awards

28 September 2011

The 17th Deadly Awards were held at the Sydney Opera House on the 27 September 2011, recognising outstanding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander achievements in sport, the arts, music and health.
 

Substance use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

8 February 2011

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has just released a report on substance use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, focusing on the three main areas of tobacco use, alcohol consumption and illicit drug use (including petrol sniffing).
 

Australian Government announces funding for Opal roll out across Western Australia

5 March 2010

The Australian Government has announced the allocation of an additional $2.3 million dollars to roll out Opal fuel in the Goldfields region of Western Australia to help curb petrol sniffing in the region's communities.
 
 
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