Thanks to Associate Professor Kate Conigrave, a specialist in addiction medicine at the University of Sydney, for alerting Croakey readers to this useful resource for those with an interest in Indigenous health.
The Indigenous Health Infonet is based at Edith Cowan University in Perth and funded primarily by the Australian Department of Health and Ageing’s Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH).
It is self-described as a “one-stop info-shop that aims to contribute to ‘closing the gap’ in health between Indigenous and other Australians by informing practice and policy in Indigenous health by making research and other knowledge readily accessible”.
Conigrave says: “It draws together a wide range of information and resources in relation to Indigenous health in Australia into an easily accessible format. It is a field that’s otherwise challenging to find information in, as so much is in the grey literature rather than in refereed journals.”
The project’s origins date back to 1981 but it’s undergone a number of evolutions since then and adopted its current name in 2000 when the project underwent a major redevelopment.
It’s well worth a look, and a bookmark.
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