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ASDetect: an award-winning smartphone app for early detection of autism

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ASDetect - The inside story was featured on Open Forum in March 2016. The article described the research that underpinned the app, the vision of the academic team behind it and the spirit of generosity that made it happen. The app has gone on to win multiple awards including being named as a Google Impact Challenge Australia 2016 finalist.

Improving Australia’s public health procurement

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A new report from Global Access Partners says there is significant scope for improvements and savings in Australia’s public health procurement; a more rational tendering process is required. Catherine Fritz-Kalish, Co-Founder and Managing Director of GAP, explains why these improvements haven’t occurred in the past.

Increasing efficiency and value in government purchasing

GAP Taskforce report on Government Health ProcurementThe GAP Taskforce report on Government Health Procurement has been released. It reveals the significant scope for improvements and savings in Australia’s public health procurement.

 

Bringing inclusive and impactful entrepreneurship to Australia

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This week, the AICC NSW is hosting a trade mission of Israeli assistive technology companies, led by innovation organisation PresenTense. Following Australia’s adoption of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), the trade mission showcases the latest Israeli technologies in this space that can be brought to Australia. AICC NSW CEO, Michelle Blum, explains.

Australian seniors living below the poverty line

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A social change strategy group is investigating the complex issue of raising poverty rates among Australia’s senior citizens. Here they explain how this disconcerting trend could be reversed.

Mental Health Week

World Health Organization logoNational Mental Health Week from 9 to 15 October 2016 promotes the social and emotional wellbeing of the community and an increased understanding of the issue. Individuals and families are encouraged to boost their health potential and seek help in coping with mental health concerns.

You are not alone

Alzheimer's Australia logoSeptember is Dementia Awareness Month. The theme for 2016 is "You are not alone". Wednesday 21 September 2016 is World Alzheimer's Day.

Australia needs a Royal Commission into the violence, abuse and neglect of people with disabilities

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We, as a nation, must review our attitudes and actions that enable and reinforce the abuse, neglect and violence against disabled people. Cheryl McDonnell says we need the power of a Royal Commission to review what has happened in the past, how it happened, and to understand what must be done to ensure the end of the abuse.

A new way of thinking about work injuries – report released

Recovery at work strategic roundtableThe health benefits of work, early intervention and how to improve the recovery rates for injured employees were the focus of a recent strategic stakeholder roundtable at NSW Parliament House. The final GAP report has now been released.

Putting people at the centre of the workers insurance system for successful return to work

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Most people who were injured are keen to return to work in a reasonable timeframe, but some have more complex needs and require a different model of care. Dr Caroline Howe says it’s crucial that the workers compensation system actively involves the injured worker and operates from a real place of care.