MSHR free seminar 


Neil Thomson presents ‘Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet – sharing knowledge and experiences among people working in the area of Indigenous health’, on Tuesday 1 August from 12pm to 1pm.

The effective sharing of knowledge is now recognised as critically important in maximising the impact of health-related programs.

In addressing the knowledge needs of the variety of people involved in Indigenous health, the HealthInfoNet researches and develops detailed reviews of specific health issues. This knowledge is complemented by information about relevant policies, strategies, programs and projects, details of publications and other resources, preventive and management guidelines, selected and general bibliographic information, and details of key organisations.

The HealthInfoNet also facilitates the sharing of knowledge and experiences among members of yarning places (electronic networks) within specific areas of Indigenous health. These yarning places enable members to share knowledge about case studies and other 'lessons learned', and engage in discussion groups with other members.

The presentation will illustrate the ways in which the HealthInfoNet aims to contribute to improving the health of Australia's Indigenous peoples by facilitating the sharing of knowledge and experiences.

Neil Thomson is director, Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet.

This presentation takes place in the Menzies Seminar Room, John Mathews Building, Royal Darwin Hospital campus.

Visit the Menzies School of Health Research website.