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COVID-19 resources

COVID-19 General Information (national and international)*

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National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) Up-to-date COVID-19 data, including links to Australian Department of Health and other reliable resources.
NACCHO is the national leadership body for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health in Australia. The organisation provides advice and guidance to the Australian 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.
Australian Government Department of Health (DoH): COVID-19 DoH develops and delivers policies and programs and advises the Australian Government on health, aged care and sport. They work with a wide range of stakeholders to ensure better health for all Australians. 
National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce The Taskforce works to provide the best possible care for Australians during the COVID-19 pandemic and are working to keep them up-to-date with the latest evidence.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet COVID19 information For over 20 years, the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet has provided support to those working in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector by making research and other knowledge readily accessible. In this way, we contribute to closing the gap in health between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians.
COVID-19 Evidence Network to Support Decision-making (COVID-END) COVID-END has come together to help those already supporting decision-making to find and use the best evidence that is already out there (i.e. to support the evidence–demand side) and to help reduce duplication in and better coordinate the evidence syntheses, technology assessment and guidelines being produced (i.e., to support the evidence–supply side).
World Health Organisation (WHO): COVID-19 webpage WHO works worldwide to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable. Their goal is to ensure that a billion more people have universal health coverage, to protect a billion more people from health emergencies, and provide a further billion people with better health and well-being.


*Please note that in Australia, there is significant jurisdictional responsibility for COVID-19 responses. Therefore people should refer to information provided by jurisdictional health departments as a primary source, particularly in relation to public health regulations.


COVID-19 mental health resources

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Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia Established in late March 2020, Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia is the new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Indigenous) social and emotional wellbeing, mental health and suicide prevention national leadership body. It is governed and controlled by Indigenous experts and peak bodies working in these areas, promoting collective excellence in mental health care.
Beyond Blue Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.


Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
Raising Children Network The Raising Children Network provides free, reliable, up-to-date and independent information to help your family grow and thrive together.


Networks, professional associations and other organisations

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Leaders in Indigenous Nursing & Midwifery Education Network (LINMEN) LINMEN is a collaborative peer support network for nursing and midwifery educators to develop and share the highest quality education and training on cultural safety and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, history and culture.
The LIME Network 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.
National Health Leadership Forum (NHLF) The NHLF is a collective partnership of national organisations which represent a united voice on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing with expertise across service delivery, workforce, research, healing and mental health and social and emotional wellbeing.
Poche Indigenous Health Network The Poche Indigenous Health Network has been created to make the most of the efforts and resources of the individual Poche Centres for Indigenous Health and to focus on issues best dealt with at a national level.
National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA) NIAA is committed to implementing the Government’s policies and programs to improve the lives of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers Association (NATSIHWA) NATSIHWA 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.