My Health Record on show at Caboolture NAIDOC event
Over 100 consumers, carers and health and community care professionals engaged with PHN staff about the benefits of My Health Record at the NAIDOC Family Fun Day on Tuesday 10 July 2018 in Caboolture.
Hosted by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Unit from Metro North Hospital and Health Service, the event brought together over 75 different health and community organisations to provide health promotion messages to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members.
Information about My Health Record was received positively and many people reflected on how a system like My Health Record would have been useful in past health experiences. New mums were especially interested in how My Health Record could be used to improve their child’s health and suggested that it would be useful for keeping track of information such as immunisation records.
By the end of 2018, a My Health Record will be created for every Australian unless they choose not to have one.
Energy was high at the event as attendees participated in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dancing, workshops, games and presentations.
Staff from the PHN also participated in yarns hosted by Metro North Hospital and Health Service. These yarns were an opportunity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to share about their hospital experiences and suggestions for improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay region.
NAIDOC week is a time for all Australians to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year’s NAIDOC theme is ‘Because of Her, We Can!’ and recognises the importance of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers, elders, grandmothers, aunties, sisters and daughters.
For more information about My Health Record, visit www.myhealthrecord.gov.au.
Staff from Brisbane North PHN will also be attending the Musgrave Park Family Fun Day on Friday 13 July 2018 in celebration of NAIDOC week.