APNA – Supporting nurses in primary health care


The Australian Primary Health Care Nurses Association (APNA) is the peak professional body for nurses working in primary health care. APNA champions the role of primary health care nurses; to advance professional recognition, ensure workforce sustainability, nurture leadership in health, and optimise the role of nurses in patient-centred care.

Children use the power of song to revive "sleeping" Indigenous languages


First Languages Australia Director Paul Paton and teacher Fay Stewart-Muir explain their plan to use music to teach children "sleeping" Indigenous Australian languages that haven't been spoken for decades.

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Five things you need to know about our eLearning modules


The nature of working in remote locations in the Northern Territory means that patients may present with different symptoms than in urban-based locations. We created these modules to increase awareness about Indigenous health and educate those who are preparing to work, or interested in working in Indigenous communities.

Bilingual nun Tess Ward honoured for her work in remote Indigenous community


Sister Tess Ward has her face painted traditionally, to mark that she belongs to the land in the Aboriginal Community of Wadeye, 400 kilometres from Darwin.

Class has been cancelled so the community can use their ancient culture to honour Sister Tess on her appointment to the Order of Australia for her work in bilingual education.

Making a difference: Dr Kate Kalloniatis - As featured in Good Practice Magazine

New South Wales GP Dr Kate Kalloniatis counts herself as very fortunate in her chosen profession, particularly in her current role at the Awabakal Aboriginal Primary Health Care Centre in Newcastle. Read her full story as featured in Good Practice Magazine (Issue 6 - June 2016. Page 22-2) and how her work with us supported her dream to continue making a difference in Indigenous communities.

New challenges for health professionals assessing young patients in the NT


A recent campaign has been launched to warn children and communities about the dangers of playing with lead-shot pellets which are still used for hunting on traditional lands.

There have been 30 cases of children presenting with elevated lead levels in the communities of Palumpa, Peppimenarti and the Emu Point outstation in the West Daly region.

Our modules are being moved to a new and improved Learning Management System

The RAHC eLearning module suite is moving to a new and improved Learning Management System with effect from 01 July 2016. The new upgrade will also allow us to build upon our current module suite in a shorter timeframe and include new content such as voiceovers and increased video content.

Indigenous public health champions awarded AMA Healthcare award.


Associate Professor John Boffa and Ms Donna Ah Chee from Central Australia Aboriginal Congress (CAAC or Congress) have made an enormous contribution to reducing the harms of alcohol and improving early childhood outcomes for Aboriginal children. They have been recognised by the Australian Medical Association (AMA) with its Excellence in Healthcare Award for 2016.

An Australian First: Integrated client-centric health electronic system


The Northern Territory Government 2016 Budget allocated $186 million over the next five years to replace PCIS and other health related systems under the Core Clinical Systems Renewal Program (CCSRP).

Papunya and Titjikala Health Clinics have been officially reopened after extensive upgrades.


The NT Health Minister John Elferink officially opened the refurbished Papunya and Titjikala Health Clinics.

Papuyna’s $2.76 million upgrades include a separate male and female waiting room and a state-of-the-art emergency room. Titjkala’s $2.59 million upgrades include an ambulance bay and a new purpose-built renal room.