National Talkblack 201021

National Talkblack 201021

We had:

Ken Georgetown, CEO and Project Lead of Murri Watch – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Corporation, talking about 20 new research projects transform Indigenous health research in Australia. Ken’s project is Murri Watch, supported youth accommodation. To develop the most effective supported accommodation service delivery model for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people experiencing homelessness in Queensland. The project will develop a practice framework and a monitoring and evaluation framework.

Joanne Kaczmarek, medical student, talking about RACGP launches new project to shine a spotlight on rural and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander GPs. The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) has launched a new project to inspire more people to consider a career in rural general practice and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. This Rural Life is a digital project, showcasing the unique experiences and rewards of a career in rural general practice, with a focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. “I won the lottery so to speak when I received my training placement to Thursday Island. Not only did I have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in a remote hospital setting, I was also able to return to the Torres Strait, where I grew up,” she said. “While there are very serious health issues in my community, including a high prevalence of chronic disease, I walked away from my training with so much hope for the future. I was confident, I could achieve my dream of working as a doctor in the Torres Strait, and I knew I could make a difference for my community.”

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