Brisbane | 17th – 18th July 2018
Aventedge acknowledges the traditional owners, the Turrbul People, and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander elders past and present, on whose land we work to support the provision of safe and quality healthcare.
Since the launch of Close the Gap campaign in 2006, over $30 billion is spent each year to advance Indigenous health and wellbeing. Sadly, as of 2018, only three of seven Close the Gap targets are on track to be met. And regrettably, Indigenous Peoples continue to be the least healthy population group in Australia.
The Indigenous & Remote Health Forum brings together Government, PHNs, LHDs, NFPs, community-controlled and allied health services, Aboriginal corporations, and health councils and associations. The conference explores the strategies to advance healthcare delivery, improve chronic disease management, reduce mortality rates, and many other key issues surrounding Closing the Gap. It will also provide valuable insights on the latest policies and best practices to advance the efficiency and quality of healthcare for remote Indigenous communities.
We are committed to delivering authentic, relevant and practical health solutions. As such, our agenda is produced in consultation with our Advisory Board of respected elders and professionals.
Key Learning Objectives:
- Deliver culturally targeted and demonstrably effective prevention programs linked directly to early interventions
- Raise awareness, reduce mental ill-health stigma and prevent suicides
- Educate and train natural helpers and community leaders so as to embed skills and knowledge in these rural and remote communities where access to health and/or mental-health clinicians is either severely limited or non-existent
- Educate individuals, families and communities with pathways to help
Rural & Remote Health: Deadly Thinking Workshop
Brisbane | 19th July 2018
Deadly Thinking is a social and emotional wellbeing and suicide prevention workshop designed by Indigenous Australians for Indigenous communities, healthcare professionals, Government and NFPs to enhance the mental health and lower the suicide rates amongst Indigenous Peoples.
Rural and remote Australia is marked by unpredictability, isolation, economic and financial uncertainty, incessant change and extreme weather events. These challenges can have a serious impact on the mental health of the men and women who live out here. Our communities don’t enjoy the services that urban Australians take for granted.
Rural & Remote Health’s work is evidence-based, and follows a Knowledge Translation approach; their mental health programs being professionally researched, designed and administered by a team of specialists, ensuring that program knowledge and capability remain embedded at a local level in communities and organisations.