Endometriosis affects 1 in every 10 Australian women, with the average diagnosis taking between 7 to 10 years. The plan was developed with medical specialists, endometriosis advocacy groups, women with endometriosis and their families, clinicians, researchers and parliamentarians.In launching the action plan, Minister Hunt noted that while we were at the beginning of this journey, the plan — which outlines a comprehensive 5 year strategy — was a significant step forward for sufferers. National Action Plan for Endometriosis
The report emphasises the importance of services and programs being carried out in partnership with Aboriginal people, their communities, the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Sector and across government. Services and programs that have helped to achieve improvements in Aboriginal child health are highlighted throughout the report.
The report is divided into 3 life stages: before birth, infant health and early childhood.
Assuring equity of access and quality outcomes for older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: what needs to be done?
The workshop aimed to address the inequities of access and outcomes for older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples under the current aged care reform program, and suggest directions for the future.
Key issues identified at the workshop were:
- current barriers to equity of access and quality outcomes
- specialist targeted services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders
- delivery of appropriate care by mainstream aged care service providers
- an aged care workforce that improves access and quality care
- advocacy services
- appropriate aged care needs assessment
- an evidence-based approach.
A study led by Adams, published on Monday in the journal Sleep Medicine, found that 31% of survey respondents were suffering social jetlag. That is, the time of their sleep on work nights was more than an hour out of sync with sleeps on weekends or other days off.
Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/jul/09/sleep-deprived-a-third-of-australians-suffering-social-jetlag