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http://thelowitjainstitute.cmail1.com/t/ViewEmail/j/E3D5C8DAB922006F/E7AC535A7D1D52C56A4D01E12DB8921D[11/12/2014 11:48:08 AM] significant reform since the Disability Services Act 1986. The inception of the National Disability Insurance Scheme has been justifiably described as the biggest public policy reform since the introduction of Medicare in the 1980s. While many challenges remain, we do have reasons to celebrate" Aboriginal health: rheumatic heart disease at record rates in young Indigenous people, by Ben Collins, ABC Kimberley, 3 December 2014 "Rheumatic heart disease is an autoimmune disease triggered by repeated bouts of rheumatic fever. A disease of disadvantage, the widespread use of antibiotics and improved living conditions since the 1960s is thought to be the reason why the condition is rare in most developed nations. But the organisation Rheumatic Heart Disease Australia, an initiative of the Menzies School of Health Research, says rheumatic heart disease is still a major health problem in Aboriginal communities, with some communities recording the highest rates in the world" Its our time to talk now: Indigenous Voices Within Nursing, by Odette Best and Bronwyn Fredericks, Croakey health blog, 2 December 2014. "A new book has been published which represents the beginnings of legitimacy for the words and voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nurses and midwives. The book, Yatdjuligin, is the first text book written by Indigenous writers, discussing Indigenous health issues, and targeting all Australian nursing students" Nursing and midwifery care for Indigenous Australians, Breakfast with Fran Kelly, ABC Radio National, 20 November 2014 "Professor Bronwyn Fredericks and Dr Odette Best join Fran Kelly to discuss their new book Yatdjuligin: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nursing and Midwifery Care, which gives a unique perspective on the health needs of Indigenous Australians" Small improvement in Indigenous dental health, but half of kids aged one to three still have tooth decay, report finds, by Steven Schubert, ABC News, 2 December 2014 "More than half of Indigenous children between the ages of one and three have dental decay, but that is actually an improvement, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. The Institute has released a report on the federally funded Stronger Futures program, which offers preventative dental programs such as fluoride varnish and fissure sealants, as well as clinical services such as check-ups, fillings and extractions. The Institute's spokesperson Tracy Dixon said the report showed small but important improvements in Indigenous dental health" The untold story of Indigenous Australians and disability: five questions to Scott Avery, Indigenous X, The Guardian, 28 November 2014 New resources to improve nutrition communication in remote communities, media release, Menzies School of Health Research, 28 November 2014 "A new resource package focused on improving health communication and practices in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander remote communities will help to strengthen efforts to support good nutrition, health and wellbeing. With funding from The Fred Hollows Foundation, the Menzies School of Health Research has developed the teaching and learning resource entitled, Food and Health Communication Across Cultures. Dietary improvement for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians remains a priority for reducing the health gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. Poor quality diets are http://thelowitjainstitute.createsend1.com/t/j-l-dymuhk-itihhdydh-th/ http://thelowitjainstitute.createsend1.com/t/j-l-dymuhk-itihhdydh-tk/ http://thelowitjainstitute.createsend1.com/t/j-l-dymuhk-itihhdydh-tu/ http://thelowitjainstitute.createsend1.com/t/j-l-dymuhk-itihhdydh-il/ http://thelowitjainstitute.createsend1.com/t/j-l-dymuhk-itihhdydh-il/ http://thelowitjainstitute.createsend1.com/t/j-l-dymuhk-itihhdydh-ir/ http://thelowitjainstitute.createsend1.com/t/j-l-dymuhk-itihhdydh-iy/