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Preventive primary dental care

Oral disease contributes to both poor dental health, and negative healthcare outcomes.  Oral disease is one of twelve chronic diseases identified as National Health Priority Areas (NHPA) by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). In 2006, AIHW estimated ...

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Minister to attend national forum

New minister for mental health and ageing, Jacinta Collins, has confirmed her attendance at COTA Australia’s National Policy Forum to be held on Tuesday July 23. The event, to be held in Canberra at the National Press Club, will be ...

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The fall-out from falls

A $1.5 million research trial to prevent falls hopes to keep elders standing firm.  Amid current concerns about the impact of falls on the ongoing health of older people, research is being conducted via a patient-centred program to prevents falls, ...

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Good news for the aged care work force

Change has been slow in coming, but it has arrived. A government report on the industry is giving us the most comprehensive picture yet.  In the midst of uncertainty, it is reassuring to learn that the aged care workforce has been ...

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