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Sexual health & BBV resources for professionals who work with multicultural communities

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Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health, as at August 2022 The Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people from refugee and migrant backgrounds. Part of this involves working with professionals from health, community, and local government services to improve their responsiveness to people from these communities.  One of the ways they do this is by...

Hepatitis C In Drug And Alcohol Settings – National Course – Free Online Training

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ASHM, July 2022 This free online training aims to provide participants with the knowledge and confidence to increase the management of HCV in alcohol and other drug settings. People who inject drugs represent approximately 90% of newly acquired hepatitis C (HCV) infections. This course aims to provide addiction physicians, general practitioners, nurse practitioners, and other practitioners...

Advanced HIV Nursing Webinar: Pregnancy And Breastfeeding

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ASHM, June 2022 SHORT SYNOPSIS This 1-hour webinar will focus on strategies for managing pregnancy and the optimal scenario for breastfeeding for people living with HIV. Directed at nurses with experience working in HIV, this webinar focuses on the nurses’ role in providing care for people living with HIV who are pregnant or considering breastfeeding. TIMES 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm (AEST) 7:00 pm to...

Update: Changes to HIV treatment access for people ineligible for Medicare

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NAPWHA, ASHM, AFAO,  May 2022 From 1st July, people with HIV who are ineligible for Medicare, and who previously received HIV medication through compassionate access schemes, will be required to transition to alternative access arrangements in order to receive government-funded treatment*. Option 1: individuals will need to engage in care with a public hospital-based physician and have their...

Psychological Therapies Targeting Priority Populations Service Model (LGBTIQA+)

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Meridian (ACT), released July 2021 Meridian was invited by the Capital Health Network (CHN) to co-design a service model for delivering mental health services to LGBTIQA+ communities in the ACT under the Psychological Therapies Targeting Priority Populations contract. Meridian facilitated a co-design process with LGBTIQA+ people to design a service model that would respond to their mental health...

New website to improve evidence base on Indigenous mental health and suicide prevention

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AIHW, 14 Jul 2021 The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has today released a new website, the Indigenous Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Clearinghouse. Established in response to the Fifth National Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Plan, the Clearinghouse is a repository of up-to-date information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ wellbeing, mental...

Welcome to SASHA

SASHA is a current awareness service with news and views on various aspects of sexual health and sexuality, from a wide range of sources. These range from credible sources of sexual health and related information, to relevant opinion pieces in the media.

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