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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!

SEWB Regional Forum and Peer Supervision Training - Coffs Harbour
SEWB Workforce Support Unit
Tue 4th Nov, 9:00am -
6h Australian Rural & Remote Mental Health Symposium - Albury
SEWB Workforce Support Unit
Wed 12th Nov, 8:00am -
SEWB Peer Supervision Training Part B - Sydney
SEWB Workforce Support Unit
Wed 26th Nov, 9:00am -
BTH Forum - Sydney
SEWB Workforce Support Unit
Tue 2nd Dec, 9:00am -
Ethics Committee Meeting
Ethics Committee
Mon 8th Dec, 10:00am - Mon 8th Dec, 4:00pm, 2014
Ethics Committee Meeting
Ethics Committee
Mon 9th Feb, 10:00am - Mon 9th Feb, 4:00pm, 2015
Ethics Committee Meeting
Ethics Committee
Mon 13th Apr, 10:00am - Mon 13th Apr, 4:00pm, 2015
Ethics Committee Meeting
Ethics Committee
Mon 1st Jun, 10:00am - Mon 1st Jun, 4:00pm, 2015
Ethics Committee Meeting
Ethics Committee
Mon 3rd Aug, 10:00am - Mon 3rd Aug, 4:00pm, 2015

Staying Strong
Act Connect Survive 

Staying Strong - Act Connect Survive

 

Tobacco Resistance & Control Symposium Report 2011

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This year's symposium was a great success and highlighted the many achievements in the area of tobacco resistance and control.