Showing posts in category: Key Thinkers Forum

THE 1967 REFERENDUM

1 May 2017 | Poche Opinion Briefing Paper – THE 1967 REFERENDUM On the 27th of May 1967, the Australian Government held a referendum, which altered the Australian Constitution and opened the door for ending inequalities experienced by the first Australians.     CLICK... Read more

Close the Gap, Ten Year Anniversary

12 Feb 2016 | Poche Opinion Briefing Paper – Close the Gap Ten Year Anniversary 7th BIANNUAL KEY THINKERS FORUM Close the Gap Ten Year Anniversary – Aboriginal traditional medicine and Ngangkari healers – the Gap that’s missing? CLICK TO READ FULL ARTICLE 22... Read more

Health Literacy

12 Feb 2016 | Poche Opinion Briefing Paper – Health Literacy Health literacy is not a new concept, yet it is only recently gaining greater attention for its proven potential to improve health outcomes and service delivery. Whilst early definitions focused on... Read more

Finding Common Ground

28 May 2015 | Poche Opinion Briefing Paper – Finding Common Ground This is not a new conversation. In 1989, cultural competence was defined Cross et al as a set of congruent behaviors, attitudes, and policies that come together in a system, agency, or among... Read more

Alcohol, tobacco and other drug use

28 May 2015 | Poche Opinion Briefing Paper – Alcohol, tobacco and other drug use Just as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) Australians have a higher burden of physical disease, they also are more likely to experience mental health and alcohol and... Read more

Oral Health

28 May 2015 | Poche Opinion Briefing Paper – Oral Health Prior to the colonisation of Australia, the oral health of Indigenous people was better than that of non-Indigenous Australians.1 In the 1930s, poor oral health in Aboriginal people was recorded as an emerging... Read more

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