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28 April 2020

Dear Subscribers,

Welcome to the April edition of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers newsletter from the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet. 

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Kind regards
Michelle Elwell
Senior Research Officer
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

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Click on the link above for the latest resources and information in  relation to COVID-19.



  • Communities of Practice [Health system] - Communities of Practice (COP's) have been established across key clinical specialities to support the response to COVID-19. The COPs are multidisciplinary and include representation from all districts and networks in New South Wales (NSW).
  • Better Together Health Van [Service] - This is a free service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the north side of Brisbane in Queensland (Qld) and includes communities from the Brisbane River to the Qld town of Kilcoy.
  • Treating Alcohol and Drugs in Primary Care (TADPole) Education Program [Research] - This program is funded by the Western Australia (WA) Primary Health Care Alliance (WAPHA) with the primary aim of increasing the capacity of the WA primary care workforce to provide alcohol and other drug treatment and support.
View more Programs for Health Workers
The team at the HealthInfoNet is always interested to hear about other programs and projects that people are working on, or even ones that have already been completed. If you would like to send us through some information we’d be more than happy to host your organisation on site! Get in touch with me at:


View more Resources for Health Workers
To find other recent publications about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health then check out the 
HealthBulletin – our peer reviewed electronic journal.


  • Certificate IV Scholarships (National) [Non-recurrent] - The Lowitja Institute is offering up to seven scholarships to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students to enrol in a Certificate IV level course in:
    • research administration
    • research management
    • project management
    • governance
    • leadership
    • policy and/or knowledge translation.
  • Postgraduate Top-Up Scholarships (National) [Non-recurrent] - The Lowitja Institute is offering five Postgraduate Top-Up Scholarships to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled in, or who will be enrolled in, postgraduate study. The top-up funding is for 12 months only. It includes:
    • $30,000 stipend to the student
    • $10,000 travel costs for conferences and study/research related.
View more Funding for Health Workers


  • COVID-19 Infection Control training [Online] - The Australian Government, Department of Health has partnered with Aspen Medical who has developed the COVID-19 training. This 30-minute online training module is for health care workers in all settings.
  • Orientation to Telephone Counselling for Alcohol and Other Drug Workers (National) - This online training module aims to assist alcohol and other drug workers to increase their knowledge, confidence and capacity to use telephone counselling as part of their treatment and support for clients, as well as preparing workers for the opportunities and challenges associated with this counselling modality.
  • True Story COVID-19 (WA) - This short online course developed by Keogh Bay for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aims to explain the reasons behind key health messages. Kingsley Bartlett, a Nyoongar man from the South West of WA facilitates the 60 minute course, which provides participants with an understanding of COVID-19.
View more Courses for Health Workers


Please note: Due to COVID-19 disruptions please check directly with event organiser websites for the latest updates and plans for conferences, workshops and events. View more Events for Health Workers


View more Jobs for Health Workers
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