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Sexual Reproductive Health

Calendar: Show all Sexual Reproductive Health Events

Background to Program

The AH&MRC is currently establishing the NSW Aboriginal Sexual and Reproductive Health Program as part of the National Partnership Agreement on Indigenous Early Childhood Development (NPA -IECD). NPA -IECD has been established to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in their early years and to contribute to Closing the Gap inititives.

Program objectives are:

  1. To establish and support the NSW Aboriginal sexual and reproductive health network
  2. To assist the sexual reproductive health work force in providing health promotion and education to Aboriginal youth ages 12 - 19.
  3. To develop Aboriginal specific resources for sexual and reproductive health
  4. To work with the NSW Aboriginal STI/HIV/Hepatitis and Related Workers Network to identify related programs, services and resources and how to access them.
  5. To support in the development and implementation of state-wide social marketing initiatives

Current activities of the program include:

  1. Establishing NSW Aboriginal Sexual and Reproductive Health Network Workshop
    The AH&MRC invited the NSW Aboriginal Sexual and Reproductive Health Network to take part in a two day workshop in Sydney on the 24th and 25th of March 2010 to establish a support network.
  2. Establishing Working Group to Resource working group
    To create an increased collaborative approach to resource development in particularly regarding the creation of sexual reproductive health resources in NSW.

Recent Activities

STI & BBV Manual - 2nd Edition (2013)

The AH&MRC launched the 2nd Edition of the "STI & BBV Manual: Early Detection and Treatment" on the 22nd November 2013. This Manual is for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services, specialist sexual health services, General Practice clinics and other services which deliver primary health care. Download your free copy below:

STI & BBV Manual - Full Color (4.8 MB)

STI & BBV Manual - Black and White (4 MB)

It's Your Choice! Have A Voice! Rights, Respect and Responsibility

The "It's Your Choice! Have A Voice! Rights, Respect and Responsibility" campaign supports young Aboriginal people to feel empowered and to make informed decisions as well as developing an understanding about the negative impacts of drug and alcohol misuse. The program launched in Balranald on 1st August 2011 with the official closing to be held in Sydney on 23rd September, 2011.

Evaluation of the ‘IT’S YOUR CHOICE, HAVE A VOICE’ campaign

''Use Condoms & Enjoy your Freedom'' campaign

The "Use Comdoms & Enjoy your Freedom" campaign was developed in 2008 to improve awareness of STIs among young Aboriginal people in NSW. Click here to download the campaign resources.

Sexual Health messages on Koori radio

These messages were developed for Koori Radio, and are available for use.

Training Opportunities

The Aboriginal Health College is currently developing a module about Sexual Reproductive Health.

External Partners

Links

NSW HIV/AIDS, Sexually Transmissible Infections and Hepatitis C Strategies: Implementation Plan for Aboriginal People

The Third National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Blood Borne Virus and Sexually Transmissible Infections Strategy 2010 - 2013

Resources

What's on!

Peer Supervision Training Part A - New England
SEWB Workforce Support Unit
Tue 31st Mar, 8:00am - Wed 1st Apr, 5:00pm, 2015
Easter
SEWB Workforce Support Unit
Fri 3rd Apr, 12:00am -
PIMS Workshop and Software tools to maximise Medicare returns - Wollongong
Business Development Unit
Thu 9th Apr, 9:00am -
Ethics Committee Meeting
Ethics Committee
Mon 13th Apr, 10:00am - Mon 13th Apr, 4:00pm, 2015
PIMS Workshop and Software tools to maximise Medicare returns - Wagga Wagga
Business Development Unit
Tue 14th Apr, 9:00am -
PIMS Workshop and Software tools to maximise Medicare returns - Dubbo
Business Development Unit
Thu 16th Apr, 9:00am -
PIMS Workshop and Software tools to maximise Medicare returns - Grafton
Business Development Unit
Tue 21st Apr, 9:00am -
PIMS Workshop and Software tools to maximise Medicare returns - Taree
Business Development Unit
Thu 23rd Apr, 9:00am -
Peer Supervision Training Part A - South Coast
SEWB Workforce Support Unit
Tue 28th Apr, 8:00am - Wed 29th Apr, 5:00pm, 2015
NARHDAN Meeting
SEWB Workforce Support Unit
Wed 29th Apr, 12:00am - Thu 30th Apr, 11:59pm, 2015

Aboriginal Tobacco Resistance Tool Kit

Aboriginal Tobacco Resistance Tool Kit

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Living Longer Stronger Conference Report

Living Longer Stronger Report 2012

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The report captures key findings from the second chronic disease conference held by AH&MRC in 2012.