Aboriginal Health Professionals


Cancer Council WA has a number of education initiatives for Aboriginal health professionals.

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Updated Find Cancer Early Checklist

The Find Cancer Early symptom checklist is a tool for everyday people and can also help guide conversations between health professionals and patients.

The resource lists 10 early symptoms of the five most common cancers and explains when these symptoms need to be discussed with a doctor, clinic nurse or Aboriginal health worker.

To order Find Cancer Early checklist resources, download the Find Cancer Early Resource Order Form.

 

Aboriginal Cancer Education Video - launching on Close the Gap Day 2018

This video is cartoon style and was created for you, an Aboriginal health worker or other health professional who works closely with Aboriginal people. It is meant to be used as a yarning tool so you can discuss cancer with your clients and community.

The video has clear and simple messages and gives facts about cancer to help break down the myths and fears surrounding cancer. The video has six chapters that look at:
• What is cancer?
• Risk factors and prevention (what causes cancer)
• Screening (National screening programs)
• Finding cancer early (what symptoms to look for)
• Treatment and support
• Summary (a bit of everything above).

Watch the trailer below and order a copy now!

 

 

Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA)

PEPA provides supported palliative approach placements to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander health workers, Liaison Officer's & Outreach Workers - this provides an opportunity to develop your skills in the palliative approach by undertaking a placement within a specialised palliative care service in Perth and rural WA. For more information see Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA).

 

Let's Talk Aboriginal Cancer eBulletins: Recent editions

July 2018

 

In this issue: 

  • Introducing the new Aboriginal Projects Coordinator, Taneisha Hansen
  • Aboriginal Cancer Education Video: A useful tool for health professionals to help educate their clients on how to prevent cancer and find it early.
  • A yarn about quitting smoking: Listen to Noongar man and former smoker, Graham Riley, share his quitting experience on live community radio
  • PEPA: Would you be interested in learning more about palliative care and how to care for your patients towards end of life?


View the July edition of Let's Talk e-bulletin, here.

 

 

December 2017

In this issue:                           


 

 

 

  • Introducing the new Aboriginal Projects
    Coordinator, Jodie Campbell
  • Implementing the renewed National Cervical
    Screening Program
  • Menzies Bowel cancer pilot website
  • Implementing the renewed National Cervical
    Screening Program
  •       and more!

     

    View the December edition of Let's Talk Aboriginal Health eBulletin

     

               

    July 2017

    In this issue:

    Lets Talk July 2017

     

    • Upcoming changes to Australia's National Cervical Screening Program
    • New Bowel Cancer Screening Campaign - Stick It To Number 2
    • Update on the National Indigenous Bowel Screening Pilot
    • Leadership Group established to help close "the cancer gap"
         and more!

     

         View the July edition of Let's Talk Aboriginal Health eBulletin

    March 2017

    In this issue:

     

    • New Aboriginal Group aims to help us close the gap
    • Congratulations to The Honourable Ken Wyatt
    • Cancer Council WA's Reconciliation Action Plan Video Released
    • New Online Community for people affected by cancer

    and more!

    View the March edition of Let's Talk Aboriginal Health eBulletin

     

    December 2016

    In this issue:

     

     

    • Supporting Aboriginal West Australians through their cancer experience
    • Aboriginal health professional profile: Leanne Pilkington
    • Our first Reconciliation Action Plan released
    • Mandurah Aboriginal artist wins state-wide art competition
    • cancer awareness discussed on Noogar Radio
    • haircut for cancer to start the conversation across Aboriginal communities
    • Merry Christmas from Cancer Council WA

      and more!

      View the December edition of Let's Talk Aboriginal Health eBulletin

    September 2016

    In this issue:

    Lets talk Sept

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • How we can help ensure Aboriginal Australians are around longer for their families, especially in regional and remote areas?
    • Aboriginal health professional profile: Gaye Mae Yu from the Kimberley region
    • Inspiring local Aboriginal community leaders to talk more about rethinking sugary drink messages
    • New online learning module: Lung cancer in our mob
    • Bowel cancer survivor says - bowel screening test - "it's not a shame job"
    • New Tackling Indigenous Smoking website
    • Bowel cancer screening music video 'Take the test'
    • Gunja and tobacco - even more risky together
    • World Indigenous Cancer Conference Report now available

             and more!

     View the September edition of Let's Talk Aborigin Health eBulletin

       

    June 2016

    In this issue:

    Let's Talk eBulletin June 2016

     

    • Working together message from the Make Smoking History team
    • New Kimberley Regional Education Officer
    • New anti-smoking campaign aims to Close the Gap
    • Cancer support groups
    • Cancer Council WA Aboriginal Cancer Program and Palliative Care education on the World Stage
    • Jeff the Diseased Lung makes a splash at the Moorditj Moort Festival 2016
    • Women's Business Workshop - Community Education Resource
    • The 10th Cancer Education Course for Aboriginal health professionals done and dusted!
    • A thank you letter from Pearl Draper - previous cancer course attendee

              and more!

    View the June edition of Let's Talk Aboriginal Health eBulletin

    March 2016

    in this issue:

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    • Closing the Gap message from the Chief Executive Officer - Closing the Gap on Aboriginal cancer rates in Western Australia
    • Update on our Reconciliation Action Plans
    • New APHA Scholarship for Aboriginal cancer educational videos
    • Sharing Aboriginal cancer stories
    • New Healthy Living after cancer
    • This is my story!   Do you know someone living with a mental illness who has quit smoking?
    • More about Sponge campaign

    View the March edition of Let's Talk Aboriginal Health eBulletin

    December 2015

    In this issue:

     

     

     

    • End of year message from the Education and Research Director - Eradicating cervical cancer is within our reach...and Aboriginal health professionals can help
    • FOODcents for Aboriginal participants
    • Calling for funding and certainty for vital Indigenous tobacco control efforts
    • Calling for expressions of interest for the 2016 course to be run in Geraldton.

    View the December edition of Let's Talk Aboriginal Health eBulletin

    September 2015

    In this issue

    September Let's Talk

     

     

     

    • Welcome! Introducing Aboriginal health professional profiles! How to submit a profile for future editions?
    • New National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cancer Framework
    • New Cancer Fact Sheets
    • Check out local courses and events

    View the September edition of Let's Talk Aboriginal Health eBulletin

    June 2015

    In this issue:

     

     

     

    • Welcome! Introducing the new PEPA Aboriginal Project Officer!
    • Rubbing shoulders at the Social Media: 'Likes', Legalities and Learning's Seminar with Wirrpanda Foundation and ICEA!
    • Reconciliation Action Plan underway! 
    • Bridging the pathway gap for Aboriginal Health Professionals in cancer control education!
    •  Archie Roach AM Lung Cancer Story and Campaign

    View the June edition of Let's Talk Aboriginal Health eBulletin

    March 2015

    In this issue:

     

     

    • Welcome! Introducing the new Aboriginal Projects Officer 
    • Survey
    • What's new for future Cancer Education Courses for Aboriginal Health Professionals
    • Cancer Support Services available
    • New 16 Cancers Campaign
    • National Supportive Care Needs Study of Indigenous cancer patients
    • NAIDOC
    • Upcoming 2015 course for Aboriginal Health Professionals Cancer Education Program
    View the March edition of Let's Talk Aboriginal Health eBulletin
       

    Let's Talk Aboriginal Cancer eBulletin Publications Contributions Guide. How do I submit an article to Let's Talk?

    Let's Talk Contribution Guide

     

    Submit an article

    We invite past course participants of the Cancer Council WA Aboriginal Cancer Education Course and health services/organisation/departments working with Aboriginal Western Australians to submit contributions for publication in this bulletin. Articles and events that pertain to cancer control and support are most welcome.

    If anyone would like to submit an article for the next bulletin, please refer to our Contribution Guidelines and email mledger@cancerwa.asn.au