ALL GOOD: A multi-language website providing health information to multicultural consumers

In 2018, ASHM released the ALL GOOD website project in consultation with a wide range of representatives from multicultural health, community, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and individuals. It was funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health as part of their National BBV Strategies providing the policy framework for national, state and territory governments; and community and professional organisations to respond to HIV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, STIs and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander BBV and STIs.

ALL GOOD focuses on key information on BBVs and STIs and provides tools and referral pathways to testing and treatment. Information is provided in 17 different languages, including English, in both text and spoken word recordings.
 

Listen to an audio file explaining what you can do on the website in English

If you work with people from culturally and lingustically diverse backgrounds and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, we invite you to visit the website to:

Access ALLGOOD.org.au


High Level Summit on Rising HIV, Sexually Transmissible Infections (STI) and Viral Hepatitis in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities

An initiative of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HIV Awareness Week (ATSIHAW), was the convening of a High Level Summit on Rising HIV, Sexually Transmissible Infections (STI) and Viral Hepatitis in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities ('The Summit'), held in Brisbane in December 2015.

The Summit was one of the most important meetings in Indigenous Health, BBV and STIs in more than 30 years, and was convened in recognition of the rising rates of HIV, endemic rates of STIs in many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, as well as disproportionate rates of viral hepatitis. The Summit brought together 90 high-level stakeholders to discuss key public health and clinical priorities within Indigenous communities, culminating in a set of recommendations. 

Download the Summit Report


Resources for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services

ASHM has developed a range of practical resources to assist with the management of viral hepatitis in  Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS).​

 

Communicare User Manual Viral Hepatitis  

This manual was developed in collaboration with the Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia (AHCSA), and provides a comprehensive guide for best practice screening, testing and management of viral hepatitis. This manual provides step by step details for implementation of best practice within Communicare, and aims to standardise viral hepatitis management across ACCHSs nationally. 
 

Communicare Administrator Manual Viral Hepatitis

This manual was developed in collaboration with the Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia (AHCSA), to enable health services using the Clinical Information System – Communicare, to make the changes necessary to be able to implement the Communicare User Manual: Viral Hepatitis. This manual provides a step-by-step to guide for Communicare Administrators to follow.

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Blood Borne Viruses

This short booklet provides an overview of hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV, the three main blood-borne viruses, with a quick reference guide to outline the role health workers can play caring for clients with blood-borne viruses.

 

Djiyardi - Can we talk?

This comprehensive booklet aims to promote positive sexual health among young people and assist health workers to give meaningful, accessible and culturally appropriate sexual health advice and care. It is particularly useful for new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers, or workers new to sexual health. It was developed in partnership with the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO).

 

STI & BBV Testing Tool for GPs in NSW ACCHS

This 2-sided A4-sized quick reference guide provides information on when to consider STI and blood borne virus testing, as well as information on contact tracing. It was developed and published in May 2016 by the Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council of NSW (AH&MRC) and the NSW STI Programs Unit (NSW STIPU). 

 

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