Roundup: Online resources on cancer care, early dementia diagnosis launching in Australia

Indigenous Australian cancer care website now live

A comprehensive cancer website developed by and for indigenous peoples has been launched in Australia.

An online portal called Our Mob and Cancer provides culturally safe information and support to patients, their families, the community and health professionals.

It includes information on how cancer affects indigenous peoples; how to protect against cancer; types of cancer, diagnosis, treatment and living with cancer; how the cancer spreads; and where to get help and support.

“Safer and more culturally appropriate information on prevention, early detection, screening, treatment and support can directly translate into better outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. “, Assistant Secretary of Indigenous Health and Senator Malardirri McCarthy commented on the website launch.

Over the past decade, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are 1.4 times more likely to die from cancer than non-Indigenous Australians. They also reported higher morbidity and lower participation rates in population cancer screening programs.

Free mobile app launched to support early diagnosis of dementia

A federal government-funded mobile app has been launched to assist with early diagnosis of dementia.

Called BrainTrack, the free mobile app allows users to track and gain insight into changes in their perception over time.

Available on both iOS and Android devices, the app also provides brain health information through travel-themed games that have been adapted from validated cognitive testing.

Dementia Australia developed this app in conjunction with the Institute of Applied Artificial Intelligence and Deakin University. It is also supported by a research grant from the Future of Medical Research Foundation – Aging, Dementia, Aging and Aging Care Initiative.

Website to support people affected by miscarriage

Miscarriage Australia is developing a website that provides information and evidence-based research to people affected by miscarriage.

According to a media release, the online site is being developed after research showed that people wanted a single authoritative source of information and resources on miscarriage.

The portal will include information on the symptoms, frequency and causes of miscarriage; prepare for a future pregnancy; current research on miscarriage; and how to deal with grief and how to support those affected by a miscarriage.

Currently in early development, the site is also planned to provide resources to support the needs of LGBTIQA+ male partners and couples.

The website will launch on October 15th – International Day of Missing and Missing Pregnancy Awareness Day.

Shaun Drummond officially assumes the position of general manager at Queensland Health

Shaun Drummond, acting director general of Queensland Health, has been formally appointed to the position following a public recruitment process.

He is also the former COO of the division.

In a statement, Health and Ambulance Services Minister Yvette D’Ath said strong executive leadership was needed to implement the state government’s ambitious health reform agenda.

“Mr Drummond has a deep understanding of the current Queensland health reform agenda and has an established network and systemic reputation in Queensland,” she said.

Drummond has more than two decades of public health experience, including serving as chief executive officer of Metro North Hospitals and Health Services and as deputy chief executive officer of the Western Regional Health District. Sydney.

“Mr. Drummond has proven leadership in complex and challenging environments and has a clear vision for the department. He brings his experience, contemporary health service leadership and leadership skills with him. invest truly in advancing public health reform to deliver the best possible outcomes for Queenslanders,” said Minister D’Ath.


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