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Indigenous health: Websites

This guide has been designed for anaesthetists and specialist pain physicians interested in Indigenous health to locate relevant resources on this topic, including those available through the ANZCA library.

Material and resources regarding First Nations peoples and cultures has historically been created and recorded by non-Indigenous people and may not have had the input of First Nations peoples themselves. As a result, this material may contain cultural inaccuracies and misinterpretations, or words and descriptions which could be considered insensitive, outdated and/or offensive in today's context.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that the resources within this guide may contain images, voices, or names of deceased persons.

ABC Indigenous Portal

AMA Indigenous health

Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association (AIDA) – Cultural safety

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet


Centre for Cultural Competence Australia (CCCA)

Health Quality and Safety Commission (HQSC) of New Zealand

Indigenous Australians - Overview (AIHW)

Indigenous affairs: a quick guide to key internet links

Koori Mail

The Koori Mail is a fortnightly national newspaper reporting on the issues that matter to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Visit the website here.

CREATE quality appraisal tool

Leaders in Indigenous Medical Education (LIME)

The LIME Network is a dynamic network dedicated to ensuring the quality and effectiveness of teaching and learning of Indigenous health in medical education, as well as best practice in the recruitment and retention of Indigenous medical students and trainees.

Visit the website here.

Mauriora Health Education

The online Foundation Course in Cultural Competency was developed specifically for the registered New Zealand health workforce and provides a basic understanding of cultural competency & health literacy in the New Zealand Health context

Visit the website here

Medical Council of New Zealand

Cultural competence standards set out what the Council expects of doctors when it comes to treating patients in a culturally diverse population such as that of New Zealand.

Statement on cultural safety

He Ara Hauora Māori: A Pathway to Māori Health Equity

National Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation (NACCHO)

NACCHO is the national leadership body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health in Australia. It provides advice and guidance to the government on policy and budget matters while advocating for community-developed health solutions that contribute to the quality of life and improved health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Visit the website here

National Association of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Practitioners (NAATSIHWP)

The National Association of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Practitioners (NAATSIHWP) is the peak body for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners in Australia. It was established in 2009, following the Australian Government’s announcement of funding to strengthen the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce as part of its ‘Closing the Gap’ initiative.

Visit the website here.

National Indigenous Television (NITV)

National Indigenous Television (NITV) is an Australian free-to-air television channel that broadcasts programming produced largely by Indigenous Australians.

Visit the website here.

Pain Management Network - Our Mob: Resources for Aboriginal People

The Pain Management Network website contains information for pain sufferers to enable them to develop skills and knowledge in the self-management of their pain in partnership with their healthcare providers.

The website includes resources developed specifically for different groups includingHealth Professionals, Our Mob: Resources for Aboriginal People, Spinal Cord Injury Pain and For Everyone (with a general introduction to pain and pain relief strategies).

Visit the website here.

Reconciliation Australia

Reconciliation Australia is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that promotes and facilitates reconciliation by building relationships, respect and trust between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Its vision is for a just, equitable and reconciled Australia. Its purpose is to inspire and enable all Australians to contribute to the reconciliation of the nation.

Visit the website here.

Remote Indigenous Gardens (RIG) Network

RIG Network is a national, cross-sectoral networking, research and outreach initiative. It links people, projects and resources to support better practice and undertake projects to help build better local food production initiatives that can deliver social, health and economic benefits to remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Visit the website here.

Te Rau Ora

Te Rau Ora is a Ministry of Health part funded organisation that focuses on Maori mental health and wellbeing, research and workforce matters. Te Rau Ora produces resources and hosts events regularly.

Visit the website here

Suggest a website

If you would like to submit a website that you find useful for professional development (or simply interesting), and related to the area of Indigenous health, please use this form:

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