1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2006  
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Contents >> Chapter 9 - Health >> Web sites for further information


This section provides an alphabetic listing of web sites where additional information on health topics, and organisations involved in health-related activities can be obtained. The web sites were last viewed in August 2005.

Arthritis Australia <http://www.arthritisaustralia.com.au/>

  • different types of arthritis
  • available treatments
  • research grants
  • programs and publications

Asthma Australia <http://www.asthmaaustralia.org.au>
  • links to state and territory branches
  • information, resources, support and advice for asthma sufferers and their carers

Australian Childhood Immunisation Register (ACIR) <http://www1.hic.gov.au/general/acircirghome>
  • general information for parents about immunisation
  • information for parents on the ACIR

Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing <http://www.health.gov.au>
  • government policies pertaining to health and ageing
  • information on some current health issues or health warnings
  • communicable diseases intelligence reports

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet <http://www.healthinfonet.ecu.edu.au/>
  • Indigenous health, population and distribution, cultural, social and physical environments
  • policies and programs
  • HealthInfoNet peer reviewed electronic journal
  • conferences and courses

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare <http://www.aihw.gov.au>
  • information and statistics on health and welfare issues
  • interactive data such as hospital morbidity, cancer registry and other data which can be analysed online

Australian Kidney Foundation <http://www.kidney.org.au>
  • information packs, newsletters, guidelines for patients, potential donors, medical practitioners, school students and the general community
  • information on scholarships and grants

Australian Red Cross <http://www.redcross.org.au>
  • current humanitarian appeals
  • donating blood
  • disaster appeals
  • first aid tips and courses
  • financial donations

The Australasian Cochrane Centre <http://www.cochrane.org.au>
  • reviews on various treatments and health programs

Cancer Council Australia <http://www.cancer.org.au>
  • fund raising events, cancer prevention, publications and media releases
  • volunteering and donating

Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand <http://www.csanz.edu.au>
  • information for cardiac specialists and other health professionals
  • practice guidelines
  • competence and training
  • meetings and conferences

Consumers' Health Forum of Australia <http://www.chf.org.au>
  • information on consumer rights
  • current and back issues of 'Health update'
  • media releases and other information
  • membership

Diabetes Australia <http://www.diabetesaustralia.com.au>
  • information on subsidised products, publications, fundraising and awareness raising events and campaigns
  • information and facts sheets for people with diabetes, health professionals, and researchers
  • also contains information in other languages

HealthInsite <http://www.healthinsite.gov.au>
  • up-to-date and quality assessed information on important health topics such as diabetes, cancer, mental health and asthma

Heart Support - Australia <http://www.heartnet.org.au>
  • information for patients and their families
  • a discussion forum
  • up and coming events
  • virtual library
  • membership

International Agency for Research on Cancer <http://www.iarc.fr>
  • research information
  • training courses
  • fellowships
  • cancer databases

Mental Health Council of Australia <http://www.mhca.com.au>
  • information for the non-government sector
  • submissions to various inquiries
  • reports and publications
  • events and helplines

National Asthma Council <http://www.nationalasthma.org.au/>
  • information on national asthma strategies
  • asthma information for health professionals and consumers
  • information on donations and volunteering

National Breast Cancer Centre <http://www.nbcc.org.au>
  • information on breast cancer, risk factors, early detection, support groups, consumer issues, ovarian cancer program

National Cancer Control Initiative <http://www.ncci.org.au>
  • information on current and completed projects
  • publications on medical practice, etc.

National Health and Medical Research Council <http://www.nhmrc.gov.au>
  • information on councils and committees
  • health advice on priority areas
  • applying for funding
  • ethical issues
  • embryo research
  • research reports, publications and evaluations

National Heart Foundation of Australia <http://www.heartfoundation.com.au>
  • information for health professionals, schools and the media as well as the general population
  • health promotion activities
  • research grants and local government awards
  • statistics
  • information on gifts and products
  • information on donations

National Institute of Clinical Studies <http://www.nicsl.com.au>
  • the goals of the National Institute of Clinical Studies
  • International Collaborative Evaluation Forum

National Stroke Foundation <http://www.strokefoundation.com.au>
  • statistical facts about stroke
  • campaigns and awards
  • information on donations

Osteoporosis Australia <http://www.osteoporosis.org.au>
  • osteoporosis risk test
  • prevention and treatment
  • information for health professionals
  • information on donations

Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia <http://www.flyingdoctor.net>
  • annual reports
  • flying doctor stories
  • information on donations

World Health Organization <http://www.who.int>
  • information on current international health issues
  • the 'Bulletin of the World Health Organisation'
  • other journals and reports can also be downloaded

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