Introduction by Croakey: The impact of climate change upon Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities was in the spotlight recently at the 13th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Health Conference.
The conference, held on Larrakia Country in Darwin, also heard calls for the establishment of a National Environmental Health First Nations Expert Group.
The conference provides a platform for hearing from a variety of environmental health practitioners from across Australia, highlighting the programs and activities being undertaken and the challenges faced.
Melissa Stoneham tweets:
Author details: Dr Melissa Stoneham has been attending the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander conferences since 2009. These conferences provide community based environmental health practitioners the unique opportunity to showcase their projects, build professional networks and learn from each other. The conference is supported by the national environmental health body, enHealth. She currently leads the #endingtrachoma project, based within Curtin University, which works alongside 40 remote Indigenous communities who are at risk of trachoma. She is employed with the Public Health Advocacy Institute and has experience and expertise in public health policy and advocacy, environmental health and health promotion. She is an editor on the Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health.
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