Resource Links

Aboriginal Hostels Limited

Do you want to secure public housing? Do you need to temporarily relocate to give birth? Do you want to enrol in training elsewhere and need supportive accommodation? AHL can assist! At AHL we understand it can be difficult when you are away from your home community to further your education, undertake training, gain an apprenticeship or seek greater economic opportunities through increased access to jobs. This website contains information about the AHL hostel network, our services, policies and corporate commitments. Read More (link is external)

Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency

Promoting high quality care The Accreditation Agency is an internationally recognised accreditation body focused on promoting high quality care. We have a robust accreditation system and publicly available education programs to support aged care managers. Read More (link is external)

Asthma Australia

The Asthma Foundations from every state and territory work together to help people with asthma and linked conditions to breathe better. We provide information, education, training, advocacy and promote research. Read More (link is external)

Australian Council for Safety and Quality in Health Care

The Commission is a government agency that leads and coordinates national improvements in safety and quality in health care across Australia. Our aim is to support healthcare professionals, organisations and policy makers who work with patients and carers. Read More (link is external)

Australian Drug Information Network (ADIN)

The Australian Drug Information Network (ADIN) is Australia’s leading alcohol and drug search directory. Here you will find reliable information on alcohol, other drugs and mental health, with links to treatment services, research, statistics, guidelines, journals, policy, campaigns, events, curriculum, professional development opportunities and more. Read More (link is external)

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet is an innovative Internet resource that aims to inform practice and policy in Indigenous health by making research and other knowledge readily accessible. In this way, we contribute to 'Closing the Gap' in health between Indigenous and other Australians. To visit our main page click here (link is external) To visit the Health Worker pages click here (link is external) Read More (link is external)

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)

The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) is the world’s premier institution for information and research about the cultures and lifestyles of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, past and present. The Institute undertakes and encourages scholarly, ethical community-based research, holds a priceless collection of films, photographs, video and audio recordings and the world’s largest collections of printed and other resource materials for Indigenous Studies, and has its own publishing house. Read More (link is external)

Australian Institute of Health & Welfare

The AIHW was established as a statutory authority in 1987 by the Australian Institute of Health Act 1987 to report to the nation on the state of its health. In 1992, the role and functions of the then Australian Institute of Health were expanded to include welfare related information and statistics, making it the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. The Act is now titled the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare Act 1987 (Appendix 2). Read More (link is external)

Australian Kidney Foundation

Kidney Health Australia, formerly known as the Australian Kidney Foundation, was officially registered and opened its first office in Canberra on 9 August 1968. We are a not for profit organization whose focus is to improve kidney health outcomes which lead to substantial improvements to the quality of life for people with kidney and urinary tract diseases, their families and carers, as well as developing initiatives that reduce the incidence of kidney disease in the Australian community. Read More (link is external)

Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation

ANTaR has been working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and leaders on rights and reconciliation issues since 1997. ANTaR is an independent, national network of organisations and individuals working in support of Justice, Rights and Respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia. Read More (link is external)

Beyond Blue: the National Depression Initiative

beyondblue is an independent, not-for-profit organisation working to increase awareness and understanding of depression and anxiety in Australia and to reduce the associated stigma. beyondblue is a bipartisan initiative of the Federal, State and Territory Governments supported by the generosity of individuals, corporate Australia and Movember. Read More (link is external)

Cancer Council Australia

As Australia's peak national non-government cancer control1 organisation, Cancer Council Australia advises the Australian Government and other bodies on practices and policies to help prevent, detect and treat cancer. We also advocate for the rights of cancer patients for best treatment and supportive care. Read More (link is external)

Central Australian Remote Health Development Services LTD (CARHDS)

CARHDS is an incorporated public company limited by guarantee and a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). It is a unique service as it is the only training and development organisation in Central Australia whose primary focus is on remote health services. Over the past 15 years CARHDS has built up the expertise, experience and relationships which have proven critical to effective in-service training. Membership is open to all existing, new and emerging organisations that provide Primary Health Care services to Aboriginal communities. Read More (link is external)

Department of Health

This launching page you will find information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health programs as well as contact information for people working within OATSIH. Read More (link is external)

Diabetes Australia

Diabetes Australia was established in 1984, and is the national body for people affected by all types of diabetes and those at risk. We are committed to reducing the impact of diabetes. Our core focus areas are people affected by all types of diabetes, this includes people with type 1 diabetes, people with type 2 diabetes, women with gestational diabetes, people with other forms of diabetes, their families and carers, and people at risk of developing diabetes. Read More (link is external)

Fred Hollows Foundation

Fred was many things to many people – a husband, a father, a friend, a skilled ophthalmologist and, for a few politicians and bureaucrats, an irritating thorn in their side. Above all else he was a humanitarian, which made him a terrific doctor. He truly believed it was the role of a doctor to serve, to help those in need. This explains why he was so passionate about improving the health of Indigenous Australians And why, unlike many, he didn't just talk – he set about helping local communities do something about it. Read More (link is external)

Health Insite (quality health information)

What is healthI? healthinsite is a non-commercial, government-funded health information service, operated by Healthdirect Australia. It aims to improve the wellbeing of all Australians by providing easy access to quality health information and services. Your gateway to trusted, high quality health information. Reliable, up-to-date information is crucial today – particularly when it comes to health matters. Australians are increasingly turning to the internet as a source of health information. While the internet provides a vast amount of useful information, it can sometimes be hard to determine its quality.

Hepatitis ACT

Hepatitis ACT is Canberra’s community hepatitis organisation. We work to raise awareness of viral hepatitis and to help prevent transmission and the impacts for people affected. In Australia there are 28,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people diagnosed with hep B and 11,000 diagnosed with hep C. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are a priority focus for Hepatitis ACT as we raise awareness and knowledge of hepatitis B and hepatitis C and encourage uptake of testing, appropriate management, and treatment. Our website provides information about viral hepatitis and the programs, resources and supports available to the community. Read More (link is external)

Immunise Australia Program

The Immunise Australia Program aims to increase national immunisation rates by funding free vaccination programs, administering the Australian Childhood Immunisation register and communicating information about immunisation to the general public and health professionals. Read More (link is external)

Kids Helpline

Kids Helpline is a counselling service for Australian children and young people aged between 5 and 25 years. Reasonable efforts are made to ensure that information on this website is accurate. Read More (link is external)

Koori Mail

Established in May 1991, the Koori Mail is a fortnightly national newspaper reporting on the issues that matter to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We give Indigenous Australians a voice missing in the mainstream media. The Koori Mail is and has always been 100% Aboriginal owned. We’re a proprietary limited company based in Lismore, northern NSW, wholly owned by five Bundjalung Aboriginal community organisations: Bundjalung Tribal Society at Lismore; Bunjum Co-operative at Cabbage Tree Island; Buyinbin Co-operative at Casino; Kurrachee Cooperative at Coraki; and Nungera Co-operative at Maclean. Read More (link is external)

Life Is For Everyone (LIFE)

Living Is For Everyone (LIFE) is a world-class suicide and self-harm prevention resource. Dedicated to providing the best available evidence and resources to guide activities aimed at reducing the rate at which people take their lives in Australia, this site is designed for people across the community who are involved in suicide and self-harm prevention activities. Read More (link is external)

Lowitja Institute

The Lowitja Institute, Australia’s National Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research, is an innovative research body that brings together Aboriginal organisations, academic institutions and government agencies to facilitate collaborative, evidence-based research into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. Read More (link is external)

Medical Online

What is Medical Online? Medical Online is a World Wide Web Internet site designed to put both health care professionals and the general public in contact with medical information. "Medical Information at your Fingertips" is a good way of thinking about it. Our aim is to build a comprehensive database of relevant information and to be your first point of call whenever you need medical information. Read More (link is external)

Mental Health

Information about action to build a stronger, more transparent, accountable, efficient and effective mental health system. Read More (link is external)

Mental Health Council of Australia (MHCA)

Established in 1997, the Mental Health Council of Australia (MHCA) is the peak, national non-government organisation representing and promoting the interests of the Australian mental health sector, committed to achieving better mental health for all Australians. MHCA Members include national organisations representing consumers, carers, special needs groups, clinical service providers, public and private mental health service providers, researchers and state/territory community mental health peak bodies. Read More (link is external)

Minister for Social Services

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National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO)

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) is a living embodiment of the aspirations of Aboriginal communities and their struggle for self-determination. NACCHO is the national peak body representing over 150 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) across the country on Aboriginal health and wellbeing issues. It has a history stretching back to a meeting in Albury in 1974. Read More (link is external)

National Asthma Council

The National Asthma Council Australia is a not-for-profit organisation working to improve health outcomes and quality of life for people with asthma. Launched in 1990, the Council was formed to lead a national effort to combat the alarming number of deaths from asthma in the 1980s. Since our formation, this figure has fallen dramatically with improved management of asthma by health professionals and patients and their carers. Read More (link is external)

National Heart Foundation of Australia

For more than fifty years, the Heart Foundation has been dedicated to saving lives by making a difference to the heart health of all Australians. Donations from the community help us to fund vital research, develop guidelines for health professionals, support patient care and help Australians to live healthier lifestyles. Read More (link is external)

National Rural Health Alliance

The NRHA is the peak non-government organisation for rural and remote health in Australia Read More (link is external)

Reconciliation Australia

Reconciliation Australia is the national organisation promoting reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the broader Australian community. Our vision is for an Australia that recognises and respects the special place, culture, rights and contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; and where good relationships between First Australians and other Australians become the foundation for local strength and success; and the enhancement of our national wellbeing. Read More (link is external)

Strategic Inter-Governmental Nutrition Alliance (SIGNAL)

The Strategic Inter-Governmental Nutrition Alliance (SIGNAL) is a sub committee of the National Public Health Partnership, established to coordinate action to improve the nutritional health of Australians. SIGNAL plays a major role in coordinating the implementation of the national nutrition strategy, ‘Eat Well Australia: a national framework for action in public health nutrition, 2000–2010’, which includes an action plan for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The strategy focuses on:

  • increasing the consumption of vegetables and fruit
  • reducing overweight and obesity
  • promoting good nutrition for women and children
  • promoting good nutrition for vulnerable and disadvantaged groups.

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The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commission

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commission is about securing fairness for all in the everyday issues of life. It means having access to safe and appropriate housing, an education that develops children’s potential and respects their culture, services that promote good health and opportunities for satisfying employment. Read More (link is external)

U and Me can Stop HIV - is the go-to resource on HIV for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and community services across Australia. It provides accessible information on HIV to help get our community up to speed on understanding the basics of HIV – on transmission, on safe sex and on safe injecting. It explains recent developments in HIV prevention and treatment, and the importance of fighting the shame and stigma associated with HIV and STIs. Read More (link is external)

Women's Health Australia

The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health is a longitudinal population-based survey examining the health of over 40,000 Australian women. Read More (link is external)