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Responding to Ice

Ice (also known as ‘shard’) is a strong form of the drug methamphetamine. In partnership with Mallee District Aboriginal Services (MDAS) in Mildura, Onemda has been conducting research to gain a better understanding of the impact of ice on Aboriginal people and to identify what can be done to

Entrepreneurism - Koori Health and Wellbeing

Join us for a night of fun and celebration.
Hear from an exciting line up of speakers.
Meet others interested in business, ideas, health and wellbeing.

This is a catered event, please RSVP by Friday, 1 July 2016, along with your dietary requirements to Karen Milward at kmilward@optusnet.com.au
Drinks at bar prices.

Register now for the final Onemda Writing Retreat

Onemda VicHealth Group holds a series of writing retreats for academics, professional staff, students and community health professionals. Director Professor Kerry Arabena has instigated the retreats to provide our students, staff

EcoHealth Solutions: Applying ecosystem approaches to health - 2 day short course

The Melbourne School of Population & Global Health at University of Melbourne will be hosting a short course in April titled: EcoHealth solutions: Applying ecosystem approaches to health

Student rate is only $250 or group bookings of 5 or more people will receive a discount of 50%

Close the Gap Day 2016

Join us for Morning Tea in The Hub at 10:30am on Thursday 17th March to celebrate what we are doing to Close the Gap.

At 11:45am we will join in with Oxfam's Close the Gap BBQ at University Square Park (out the front of the Melbourne Law Building).

Sign into your twitter account and tweet with us using #CTG10 (Close the Gap 10).

Sami Parliament: Indigenous visitors from Norway

Representatives from the Sami Parliament in Norway, the elected assembly of the Sami people, will visit the University of Melbourne and the Lowitja Institute from 23–25 February 2016. The aim of the visit is to learn from and exchange experiences of Indigenous health research between Aboriginal and

Onemda's 2nd Writers' Retreat

22 Sep 2013

We are holding our second Writers' Retreat on 26–27 September 2013 at the Mt Eliza Business School. If you are interested in attending please call us on 8344 0813 or email onemda-info@unimelb.edu.au.

New Vodcast: Onemda Writers' Retreat

31 Aug 2013

To watch Onemda's new vodcast about the Writers' Retreat held on 27–28 June 2013 at the Mt Eliza Business School CLICK HERE.

10-Year Anniversary Celebrations

29 Jun 2010
12-2pm
Graduate House, Leicester Street, Carlton

Onemda celebrated its 10th anniversary on Tuesday 29 June 2010. The day started with a Welcome to Country by Aunty Joy Murphy Wandin, speeches by Aunty Lynn McInnes and

Understanding and Applying Social Determinants of Aboriginal and Torres Islander Health

The Understanding and Applying Social Determinants of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health course will run on Feburary 9th and 10th, 2016.

Onemda's Writers' Retreat

We are holding another Writers' retreat to be held on 17th and 18th July 2014 at the Rural Health Academic Centre in Shepparton. 

If you are interested in attending please call us on (03) 8344 0813 or email onemda-info@unimelb.edu.au.

Onemda Writers' Retreats

We are holding another Writers' Retreat on 13th and 14th November 2014 at the Melbourne Business School in Mt Eliza.

Save the date: The First 1000 Days Policy and Implementers Symposium

Policy and Implementers Symposium
8.30am (Registration) for 9.00am – 4.30pm, Thursday 5 November 2015

Graduate House, 220 Leicester Street, The University of Melbourne, Carlton

Chair: Professor Kerry Arabena
Hosted by: Onemda VicHealth Group, Indigenous Health Equity Unit

The Victorian Aboriginal Child Mortality Study (VACMS)

Phase 4 of the Victorian Aboriginal Child Mortality Study (VACMS) has now been completed and the final report has been released of this research project. The Report provides a comprehensive description of the patterns and trends of deaths of Victorian-born Aboriginal

Knowledge Exchange Seminar: Stories from the Field

12.30-1.30pm, Wed 21st October 2015
Seminar Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street, Carlton

So you’re interested in a PhD?

If you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and are considering a research career, we invite you to express your interest in the Indigenous PhD Familiarisation Program 2015. This three-day, fully funded program includes workshops and opportunities to help you prepare for commencing a PhD, will introduce you to potential supervisors as

Indigenous Suicide Prevention

Do you have expertise in suicide or self-injury in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people?

If yes, your assistance is needed for an important research project

What does the project involve?

The First 1000 Days Community Governance Symposium

Strengthening Families through the First 1000 Days: Community Governance Symposium
8.30am (Registration) for 9.00am – 4.30pm, Thursday 27 August 2015

Onemda Writing Retreat – April 2015

Onemda will be hosting our first Writing Retreat for 2015, on April 21st and 22nd at the Mt Eliza Business School.

To register or for more information, please email Jasmin at Onemda-Info@unimelb.edu.au

To view our previous retreats, please follow the link below.

Inaugural Asia–Pacific Conference on Gendered Violence and Violations

Professor Kerry Arabena will be presenting at the Inaugural Asia–Pacific Conference on Gendered Violence and Violations, 10–12 February 2015 in Sydney.

For more information, please go to the website.

 

LIME Connection VI: Knowledge Systems, Social Justice and Racism in Health Professional Education

The sixth biennial LIME Connection will be held in Townsville from 11–13 August 2015. LIME Connection VI: Knowledge Systems, Social Justice and Racism in Health Professional Education will build on evidence based presentations from previous LIME Connection conferences and capture new initiatives, share successful methods

Health, History and Culture’: Irish Traveller health in the context of excluded indigenous peoples in Australasia

Please RSVP to Jasmin Boys at onemda-info@unimelb.edu.au for lunch before Tuesday 10th March 2015 including any dietary requirements.

For a summary and a short video on the All-Ireland Traveller Health Study go to http://go.unimelb.edu.au/uy7n

Making a World of Difference: The ‘First 1,000 Days’

Scientific Symposium

Thursday 2 April 2015, The University of Melbourne
Chair
: Professor John Mathews
Facilitator: Professor Kerry Arabena
Hosted by: Onemda VicHealth Group, Centre for Health Equity

Cultural Restoration, Critical Consciousness and Visioning: The Health and Wellbeing of Indigenous Peoples

Onemda invites you to attend our seminar titled Cultural Restoration, Critical Consciousness and Visioning: The Health and Wellbeing of Indigenous Peoples. Presented by Professor Taiaiake Alfred who delivered the 2013 NAARM Oration at the University of Melbourne.

Seminar: Aboriginal Voice Integration and Diffusion (AVID) in Public Health Collaboratives

We sit on many committees, but what happens to our voice?

Dr Mark J Lock is CIA of the AVID study which has genesis in his University of Melbourne PhD Thesis (2009) – The Participation of Indigenous people in National Indigenous health policy processes. He is author of the prize winning article ‘The bright sides of assimilation’ for the 2012 Dr Ross Ingram Memorial Essay.

Health Promotion in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Communities

You are invited to attend the launch of the Australian Journal of Primary Health on Health Promotion in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Communities.

Wednesday 19th November at the University of Melbourne, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, level 4  207 Bouverie St, Carlton.

Please ensure you RSVP to jasmin.boys@unimelb.edu.au

 

Rethinking Cancer, Raising Hope

Rethinking Cancer, Raising Hope

You are invited to attend a workshop aimed at improving cancer prevention, control and treatment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The 2 day workshop will be facilitated by Professor Kerry Arabena: Onemda, Vic Health Koori Health Unit and Dr Zoe Wainer: Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

 

Closing the Credibility Gap: Implementation of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013- 2023

Onemda VicHealth Koori Health Unit is proud to present a Symposium titled 'Closing the Credibility Gap: Implementation of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013- 2023' to be held on 21-22 November 2013.

Oceania Eco-Health Symposium and Workshop: Linking Peoples, Landscapes, Health and Wellbeing

Onemda VicHealth Koori Health Unit is proud to present a Symposium titled 'Oceania Eco-Health Symposium: Linking Peoples, Landscapes, Health and Wellbeing' to be held on 9-11 December 2013.

This event, hosted by the Chair of Indigenous Health at the University of Melbourne, brings together four contributions to the future of Australasian civil society:

Indigenous Work Experience Opportunity

20 Oct 2013

Monday 25th November to Friday 6th December

The Onemda VicHealth Koori Health Unit in partnership with the Murrup Barak Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development is offering two Indigenous Australian High School students with a two week paid work experience opportunity.

Onemda's eBulletin June 2013

1 Jul 2013

Click on the link to check out Onemda's first eBulleitn.

Reconciliation Action Plan Progress Report

1 Apr 2013

Click on the link to access the The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Reconciliation Action Plan Progress report.

Onemda Video Podcasts now available to watch!

1 May 2013

We've created video podcasts to highlight Teaching and Learning at Onemda. Visit our Vodcasts page to begin watching them!

Billibellary's Walk

The walk, entitled "Billibellary's Walk", is a cultural interpretation of the landscape that provides an experience of connection to country which Wurrundjeri people continue to have, both physically and spiritually. 

Invitation to the launch of 'The Quiet Revolution'

15 Apr 2013

Associate Professor Shaun Ewen, Associate Dean of Indigenous Development, Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health Sciences,

and Professor Marcia Langton, Chair of australian Studies at The University of Melbourne,

are delighted to invite you to the launch of 'The Quiet Revolution'

Launched by Noel Pearson

Monday 15th April 2013

Welcome to our new Director and Chair of Indigenous Health

1 Jan 2013

Onemda would like to welcome Professor Kerry Arabena as our new Director and the Chair of Indigenous Health at the University of Melbourne.

Check out our latest Publication

31 Mar 2013

From colonisation to conciliation: an exploration of social work practice with Aboriginal populations. Click here to view the report.

Onemda's Teaching and Christmas Lunches December 2012

5 Dec 2012

Onemda hosted two gatherings in December 2012.  The first was a lunch held in the Law building to thank guest lecturers involved in our teaching program, our Patron Aunty Joan Vickery was there to share the day with us. 

Onemda has a Research Fellow position available

Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow/Principal Fellow in Social Health Determinants.

Check out our latest Publication!

1 Dec 2012

Treating Us Right: A summary report describing and evaluating Wadja's New Model of Care for Aboriginal Children and Families at The Royal Children's Hospital. Click here to view the report.

Marcia Langton presents Boyer Lectures

1 Oct 2012

The 53rd Boyer Lectures was presented by Professor Marcia Langton AM, Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at The University of Melbourne.

Check out our latest Talkin' Strong newsletter!

1 Aug 2012

Onemda's latest edition of Talkin' Strong is now available!  Click on the link to view.

Sharing our Stories and Building on our Strengths

28 Apr 2009

Sharing our Stories and Building on our Strengths report and film launch held on Tuesday 28th April.

University of Melbourne Indigenous Australian Work Experience Opportunity

8 Oct 2012

The Onemda VicHealth Koori Health Unit (located within the Centre for Health and Society at the University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus) and supported by the Murrup Barak Institute for Indigenous Development are

Talkin' Strong Day 2007

4 Jul 2007

Onemda invited the Koori community to our annual Talkin Strong day for 2007. The day started with staff project presentations and was followed by lunch and entertainment by Tammy Anderson.

Talkin' Strong Day 2006

1 Sep 2006

Onemda invited the Koori community to the annual Talkin Strong day for 2006 at the Koorie Heritage Trust. Our topic for the day was intellectual property. There was plenty of discussion and group work around this topic.

MOU signing between Onemda, VACCHO and the Koorie Heritage Trust

13 Jul 2006

On Thursday 13th July the Onemda VicHealth Koori Health Unit celebrated NAIDOC week with the Signing of the Memorandums of Understanding between The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation & Onemda and The koorie Heritage Trust & Onemda.

Summer school for Indigenous postgraduate students

5 Feb 2006

The School of Population Health, in conjunction with the Australian Indigenous Studies Program and the School of Anthropology Geography and Environmental Studies (SAGES), recently hosted the 4th Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia (ASSA) Summer School for Indigenous Postgraduate Students. Attended by more than 30 Indigenous higher degree

Victorian Aboriginal Ethics Project report launch

28 Nov 2005

Onemda launched the community report on ethics in November 2005. Kerry Breen and Jill Gallagher launched the report. Guest speakers were Rob Moodie and Professor Ian Anderson. This was followed by lunch.

Talkin' Strong Day 2005

9 Sep 2005

Onemda invited the Koori community to the annual Talkin Strong day for 2005. Staff presented Onemda's work on teaching, research and community development programs and asked for feedback and suggestions on these.

Talkin' Strong Day 2004

1 Sep 2004

Onemda invited the Koori community to the annual Talkin Strong day for 2004. Staff presented Onemda's work on teaching, research and community development programs and asked for feedback and suggestions on these.

Wilin Centre Visit

1 Jun 2004

In 2004 Onemda staff were invited to tour the Wilin Centre.

Wilin centre, The Victorian College of the Arts

Book Launch

11 Apr 2003

The Unit, the Department of History at the University of Melbourne and the Melbourne Museum had a book launch for "Letters from Aboriginal Women of Victoria 1867 to 1926" on Friday 11th April 2003 which was held at the Unit. Vicki Couzens launched the book.

Health Economics workshop 2002

1 Nov 2002

In 2002 Onemda held two workshops on health economics. The workshops focused on both the Victorian and national community.

Needs Analysis Workshop

1 Jul 2002

In 2002 Onemda ran a community workshop on needs analysis that was held at VACCHO.

Researching Understanding Ethics Workshop 2001

1 Jun 2002

In 2001 Onemda held its first workshop centered around research ethics.


Research Understanding Ethics workshop

NAIDOC Celebrations 2005

Onemda staff and friends enjoyed alovely NAICOD celebration, with a Welcome from Aunty Joy Murphy-Wandin and the launch of Onemda's new website.

Onemda's Patrons Dinner 2007

17 Aug 2007

In August Onemda held a dinner in honour of our Patrons, Uncle Kevin Coombs, Aunty Joan Vickery and Aunty Joy Murphy-Wandin.

We Can like research...In Koori hands workshop and launch photos

1 Apr 2007

In 2007 Onemda held Research workshops in Echuca, Melbourne, Geelong and Bairnsdale. Our We Can Like Research publication was an outcome of these workshops.

Onemda's Talkin' Strong days

Onemda holds an annual day we call 'Talkin' Strong' where we invite community members to have input into Onemdas programs. Koori community members are invited to join us here at Onemda where we discuss the Research, Teaching and Community Development programs. We also like to get feedback on future directions for the Unit. See some photos from our Talkin' Strong days over the years.

LIME - Launch, Conference and Connection

CDAMS launch August 2004
The CDAMS Indigenous Health Curriculum Framework was launched at the Koorie Heritage Trust. The day started with a traditional welcome by Aunty Joy Wandin - Murphy, guest speakers were Sir William Deane, Professor James Angus, Lowitja O'Donoghue and entertainment by Ron Murray.

Close the Gap luncheon

1 Sep 2008

Onemda hosted a luncheon for Close the Gap 2008 for staff and students. Terry Nolan (Head of School) welcomed guests to the event.

NAIDOC Celebrations

4 Jul 2008
12pm
Onemda

Onemda and the Centre for Indigenous Education invited staff, students and community to celebrate NAIDOC 2008 with a traditional lunch and entertainment by Kutcha Edwards and the Koori Youth Will Shake Spears dance group.