We are thrilled in this months Community Bulletin to showcase the work that we have been doing with our Community Partner Hitnet. This partnership was created through working with the Founder - Ms Julie Gibson. She speaks about the groups most at risk of remaining on the other side of the ‘digital divide’ are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people with lower levels of education and income, older Australians, and people living in regional and rural areas.
As a primarily digital charity, we wanted to work with Hitnet to deliver important content specifically to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. Given that we know that Australia has one of the highest rates of Rheumatic Heart Disease in the world and in Australia Indigenous women with valvular heart disease have the highest mortality.
Creating access to video’s that have been co-designed with this community was critical and ensuring that they could be shared on Outdoor mobile Hubs that are located in multiple community health care centres. We are thrilled with the multiple video’s that have been created sharing different stories from women, plus the animations that are being accessed by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders on the Hubs. Please take some time to check out the links above.
Dr Linda Worrall-Carter,
Founder & Director of Her Heart