Tweets from the Indigenous health forum

These tweets are from the Indigenous Health Forum held at the University of Sydney on August 14, 2012

The statistics have faces - remember what it's like to live with decreased access to health, edu, safe housing #Indigenoushealthforum Tue Aug 14 10:20:08 +0000 2012
Is there a complete disregard for evidence in social problems? How can we do better? #Indigenoushealthforum Tue Aug 14 10:05:46 +0000 2012
Pan-Aboriginality is a poor paradigm for healthcare delivery policy #Indigenoushealthforum Tue Aug 14 10:04:37 +0000 2012
Sitting in the #Indigenoushealthforum and thinking about social innovation. Wouldn't #socent for kids be fun? Cc @AIMEmentoring Tue Aug 14 09:51:44 +0000 2012
Kong: kids with otitis media often labelled as trouble makers because it's often painless. But they can't hear! #Indigenoushealthforum Tue Aug 14 09:01:33 +0000 2012
Kong: if you have otitis media, you can't hear well, so you don't learn well at school #Indigenoushealthforum Tue Aug 14 08:59:44 +0000 2012
@NACCHOAustralia is there any special occasion? Tue Aug 14 08:57:59 +0000 2012
Kong: the health issues almost always come back to education #Indigenoushealthforum cc @AIMEmentoring Tue Aug 14 08:56:03 +0000 2012
Kong: ear, nose and throat disease (ENT) is the speciality but it's about so much more than that #Indigenoushealthforum Tue Aug 14 08:55:24 +0000 2012
RT @NACCHOAustralia: "Why quit? I could be struck by lightining 2mrw" Chance of lightning 1 in 1.6 mill. Chance of dying from smoking if ... Tue Aug 14 08:54:11 +0000 2012
RT @NACCHOAustralia: Have your say on the National Preventive Health Research Strategy http://t.co/1n2zK3Ro Tue Aug 14 08:54:01 +0000 2012
Kong: get involved in Indigenous health because it's fun - not because of pity/disparities #Indigenoushealthforum Tue Aug 14 08:53:56 +0000 2012
Australia's only Aboriginal surgeon on stage. The bigger question is, "why aren't there more?" #Indigenoushealthforum Tue Aug 14 08:52:45 +0000 2012
There's a lot we could all learn about caring for others and the land from Aboriginal culture #Indigenoushealthforum Tue Aug 14 08:48:15 +0000 2012
Is ticking the box "Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person" demeaning or empowering? #Indigenoushealthforum Tue Aug 14 08:45:56 +0000 2012
An Aboriginal family excited that all 8 of them will hit 60 years of age - and wondering why this can't be the norm #Indigenoushealthforum Tue Aug 14 08:44:55 +0000 2012
Calma: we need to think about Constitutional Recognition for Australia's first peoples http://t.co/0WllCkce #Indigenoushealthforum Tue Aug 14 08:38:47 +0000 2012
Calma: what'll the mental health roadmap do to reduce incidence of suicide & mental ill health? http://t.co/wP00XLIP #Indigenoushealthforum Tue Aug 14 08:37:05 +0000 2012
Calma: hopefully the National Health Leadership Forum will quicken closing of the gap http://t.co/sh8E7oVN #Indigenoushealthforum Tue Aug 14 08:33:50 +0000 2012
Calma: Aus Govts signed statement of intent to Close the Gap http://t.co/AaS8fwyG #Indigenoushealthforum Tue Aug 14 08:29:01 +0000 2012
Calma: we can't do the same things as before - let's go back to basics to work out how to improve health #Indigenoushealthforum Tue Aug 14 08:27:59 +0000 2012
Calma: make sure YOU have a role to play in influencing government campaigns to Close the Gap #Indigenoushealthforum Tue Aug 14 08:27:19 +0000 2012
Calma: let's develop capacity forAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to improve their own health #Indigenoushealthforum Tue Aug 14 08:26:50 +0000 2012
Calma: let's look at social determinants of health - these are the issues we need to consider in closing the gap #Indigenoushealthforum Tue Aug 14 08:25:20 +0000 2012
Calma: what are the systemic issues impacting health enjoyment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations? #Indigenoushealthforum Tue Aug 14 08:24:49 +0000 2012
RT @ozpolicyonline: Re-evaluating Mabo: the case for native title reform to remove discrimination and promote economic opportunity http: ... Tue Aug 14 08:23:37 +0000 2012
Calma: how have health outcomes been affected by human rights? #Indigenoushealthforum Tue Aug 14 08:23:30 +0000 2012
Calma: health in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations strongly affected by income #Indigenoushealthforum Tue Aug 14 08:23:07 +0000 2012
Calma: what are the biggest health concerns for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people? Smoking #Indigenoushealthforum Tue Aug 14 08:22:00 +0000 2012
Calma: important to recognize very different social circumstances & health outcomes dependent on location #Indigenoushealthforum Tue Aug 14 08:21:13 +0000 2012
Calma: when undertaking health programs for Indigenous people, make sure it's not modeled on other pop groups #Indigenoushealthforum Tue Aug 14 08:20:18 +0000 2012
Calma: important to remember that over 50% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people <30 font="font"> yo. #indigenoushealthforum #young Tue Aug 14 08:19:33 +0000 2012
Calma: Indigenous health reforms in the past 5 years and where to now? #Indigenoushealthforum #usyd Tue Aug 14 08:17:57 +0000 2012
Most lively Welcome to Country I've ever had #Indigenoushealthforum #usyd Tue Aug 14 08:09:14 +0000 2012

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