In lieu of the face-to-face 2020 Aboriginal Health Conference, Rural Health West has gathered together a comprehensive collection of online learning and resources available for people working in Aboriginal health.

Choose from a short video, a webinar update or further your learning with an online module.

Short videos

Journey of health and wellbeing

A short video intended to raise awareness of Aboriginal people’s journey of health and wellbeing.

Produced by Tim Muirhead, Danny Ford and the Department of Health WA, Aboriginal Health Policy Directorate.

Tobacco use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

This short video highlights a number of key facts about tobacco use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It is based on the Review of tobacco use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples (2020), authored and published by Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

What you need to know about Hepatitis B

This video provides important information about hepatitis B transmission, vaccination, testing and treatment and is suitable for all people at risk of or affected by hepatitis B.

The project was guided by the  hepatitis B advisory group with representation from HepatitisWA, the WA Country Health Service and the Aboriginal Health Council of WA.

Contact tracing in regional and remote areas

The Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program worked closely with Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service on this video on contact tracing for health professionals working in rural WA. A great capacity building and/or orientation tool, it covers the essential components of contact tracing and potential scenarios that clinicians might face.  Produced by Kununurra-based B Visual Media.

Webinars

Culturally appropriate palliative care in the West Kimberley

Cancer Council WA’s Palliative and Supportive Care Education team is proud to offer this educational video resource for health professionals working with Aboriginal people, especially Aboriginal people originating from the West Kimberley region.

The women from the Yiriman Project wanted to be involved in this health professional resource and share their cultural beliefs and what was important to them around end of life care.

MAPPA

Created by the Aboriginal Health Council of WA, this webinar presents Mappa, revolutionary technology providing a custom-made platform for the WA health sector including comprehensive, culturally appropriate and reliable information for health professionals, patients and their communities.

The map shows health services across WA including their facilities; visiting specialists and allied health professionals; and mobile bus clinics (location, dates, how to book and more).

Yarning for heart health with Aboriginal people

Presented by TRACS WA and Ted Dowling, this webinar discusses social, diagnostic and management yarning to improve heart health outcomes for Aboriginal people.

Heart health for Aboriginal people during COVID-19

This webinar was hosted by the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet and presented by Sarah Fordham, Shelley McRae and Sandy Duxbury from the Heart Foundation WA.

Engaging Aboriginal people in cardiovascular care

Presented by TRACS WA, this is a one hour webinar with a panel of experienced speakers discussing better collaboration with Aboriginal people around cardiovascular care.

Online learning

Cultural Insights online learning module | Aboriginal Insights

Delivered by Ngarluma woman Jolleen Hicks, this Aboriginal Insights module offers Cultural Awareness 101 for all Australian workplaces. The module covers six main topics: The Myths; Many Separate Cultures; Aboriginal Identity; Core Cultural Differences; Recognise & Respect Traditional Owners and Truth & Reconciliation

Improving Aboriginal children’s lung health | WA Health Translation Network

This WA Health Translation Network module will give health practitioners skills to engage effectively with Aboriginal parents when it comes to the respiratory health of their children.  It also includes information on protracted bacterial bronchitis, chronic suppurative lung disease and bronchiectasis – conditions often overlooked or misdiagnosed in Aboriginal children.

Wellmob

Wellmob is a one-stop-shop to easily access culturally relevant resources to use with your Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients. Wellmob brings together over 200 videos, apps, podcasts and other websites in the one place and is free to access.  The website was developed by eMHPrac (e-mental health in practice) in partnership with the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet. The easy to use visual format will support those who work in mental health, family support, education and youth services.

STIs in WA Primary Care | Sexual Health Quarters

The SHQ course is intended to provide primary health care professionals with comprehensive education about discussing STIs with patients, testing for and managing STIs, public health responsibilities and legal issues. The online module includes three modules with the third unit a special unit for Nurses and Aboriginal Health Practitioners to provide treatment for sexually transmitted infections (chlamydia and gonorrhoea) to adults and mature minors aged 14 years or older.

Whisper no more | WA Centre for Rural Health 

A learning package created by WA Centre for Rural Health containing stories from Aboriginal people about their experience of cancer. Aimed at health professionals it will help answering questions, encourage reflection and discussion around health issues for Aboriginal people, communication styles and best practice care for people with cancer.

Interested in the 2021 Aboriginal Health Conference?

Email events@ruralhealthwest.com.au to be kept up to date.