- Published: 22 May 2009
The Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development (AYAD) Program is an Australian Government, AusAID initiative which supports skilled young Australians who want to live, work and make a difference in the Asia Pacific region. AYADs work with local Host Organisations and Australian Partners to achieve sustainable development through capacity building, skills exchange and institutional strengthening.
- Published: 06 May 2009
Family Planning Queensland has developed a resource titled "Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in clinical practice", which aims to improve the provision of health services to members of the community affected by FGM by promoting awareness and understanding of clients' cultural needs and differences.
The guide has been developed to assist health professionals provide antenatal and postnatal care to women affected by Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).
- Published: 25 April 2009
"Leadership and mentoring programs aim to increase women’s skills and confidence to take on leadership roles, while introducing them to networks which may facilitate greater access to leadership positions in the workplace or on committees and councils.
- Published: 25 April 2009
A website can be a vital resource to patients and potential patients and may even become a business management tool for doctors. This article talks about how your colleagues are currently using websites and the potential for you to have richer communication with the public and your patients.
- Published: 05 April 2009
To address issues of workplace violence, the RACGP has launched guidelines titled "General Practice - a safe place: tips and tools". This page at the RACGP website contains resources including an instructional e-Book and posters designed to assist medical practitioners prevent and manage patient initiated threats to the personal safety of general practice staff.
The booklet outlines a range of practical strategies to assist general practices to appropriately minimise risks of violence, including means to:
* create a safe physical environment
* flag the files of patients with a history of violent behaviour within a practice
* assertively clinically manage patients at risk of violent behaviour
* work with other services to reduce the future risk of violence, and
* support the general practice team after experiences of violence.
- Published: 14 March 2009
The Global Gender Gap Index was introduced by the World Economic Forum in 2006 and is a framework or capturing the magnitude and scope of gender based inequalities around the world. Australia currently ranks at 21 on the overall global list - but at only 73 in the subcategory of "Health and Survival". Will Australia's recent gains for women in education, economic participation and political empowerment lead to improvements in health in the coming years? Download the latest report here to find out more.