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White Ribbon Day Cape York

The communities of Kowanyama and Napranum call on men to take a stand against male violence to women and girls as they prepare to mark White Ribbon Day. Both communities will hold events that represent a coming together of community,…
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All Healthy for High School

All Healthy for High School Pormpuraaw State School senior students received a health check from an Apunipima health team last week. Apunipima’s Dr Ross Hucks, Diabetes Educator Cathryn Dowey, Maternal and Child Health Nurse Yvonne Barnes and Maternal and Child…
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Healthy, Deadly, Strong in Pormpuraaw

Healthy, Deadly, Strong in Pormpuraaw Apunipima and Pormpuraaw’s Pormpur Paanthu Child Care Centre held a special celebration on Wednesday 16th of November focusing on healthy hands, noses and teeth. Thanks to a generous donation from Colgate Australia, the event saw…
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Eyes on Diabetes – World Diabetes Day 2016

World Diabetes Day 2016 As World Diabetes Day (November 14) approaches, Apunipima’s Diabetes Educators-  Bernadette Heenan and Cathryn Dowey -are presenting at the Lowitja Institute International Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Conference on the benefits of continual glucose monitoring technology (CGMS)…
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Coming to Town - The Next Step

Coming to Town - The Next Step People living outside major centres need to ‘come to town’ for health care. Whether it’s to have a baby or receive treatment for cancer, diabetes or kidney problems, there’s a whole range of…
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Tackling Indigenous Smoking Team Targets Schools

Tackling Indigenous Smoking Team Targets Schools  Apunipima’s Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) are set to visit Herberton’s Mount St Bernard College to share messages about the harms of smoking and passive smoking with Year 7 students, many of whom come from…
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Mapoon Health Worker Wins National Award

Mapoon Maternal and Child Health Worker, award winning artist, mum of seven and grandmother of five Daphne De Jersey, has won the CRANAplus (the peak professional body for the remote and isolated health workforce of Australia) Novice / Encouragement Award…
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Apunipima at Lowitja Conference

Our amazing team continue to shine on the national stage. Acting Coordinator Primary Health Care Services in Mapoon, Deb Jia (pictured centre, formerly a Maternal and Child Health Worker in Napranum) and Diabetes Educators Bernadette Heenan and Cathryn Dowey are…
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