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Cover for the First interim state public health plan

First interim state public health plan open for consultation

Feedback is being sought on the First Interim State Public Health Plan
iPrep PHD students

Students cast critical eyes over research programs

Two long-standing Department of Health research funding programs are going under the microscope.
Mum and daughter brushing teeth

Diabetes and Oral Health

Diabetes is Australia’s fastest growing chronic disease. Approximately 280 Australians develop the condition every day.
Man using water ram

Health workers now on tap for remote communities

Recent changes now allow basic emergency plumbing repairs to be carried out by Environmental Health Workers in remote Aboriginal communities.
Girl standing in front stall

NAIDOC week event highlights importance of vaccination

Stalls at NAIDOC week celebrations last month help raise awareness in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people about the importance of childhood vaccinations and vaccination timeliness.