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The Best Opportunities in Life – Northern Territory Child and Adolescent Health and Wellbeing Strategic Plan 2018–2028

The Best Opportunities in Life - Child and Adolescent Health and Wellbeing Strategic Plan 2018 -2028 (the Plan) aims to improve health and wellbeing services for young people aged 0-24 years old over the next 10 years.

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Meningococcal vaccine for all 1-19 year olds in the NT – Don’t miss out

Territorians are urged to take advantage of the free meningococcal ACWY vaccine available to all children and young adults aged 1-19 years in the NT.

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Centre for Disease Control - statement regarding influenza outbreak in the Top End

The Department of Health has today advised the public of an influenza outbreak across the Top end of the Northern Territory.

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The flu is on the rise late this year - it is not too late to get vaccinated

The 2018 flu season for the nation has been a mild one and for the NT, it has been a very mild flu season … to date.

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Get vaccinated before you leave for Schoolies and celebrate responsibly

The end of 2018 school year is approaching and it is important to ensure children and young adults are up to date with their vaccinations before commencing any planned travel and year 12 students head off to Schoolies.

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Drovers donation beats the summer heat

With the arrival of another long, hot summer in the Red Centre, the Drovers Volunteer Service has funded the purchase of eight ice machines for the patients at Alice Springs Hospital.

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Central Australian coding expert takes out national award

In an Australian first, the Director of Health Information for the Central Australia Health Service (CAHS) Janine Wapper has achieved national recognition for her coding skills.

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Community consultation: RAAF base Darwin PFAS investigation

The Department of Defence is holding a Community Walk-in Session at Charles Darwin University and opening a Community Stand at Casuarina Square to provide information on the environmental investigation into per- and poly- fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at RAAF Base Darwin and nearby areas.

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Make vegetables count during National Nutrition Week

National Nutrition Week is here again and the Central Australia Health Service is taking up the challenge to get Territorians to eat more vegetables.

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Tackling smoking in remote communities

A new resource has been developed by the Northern Territory Department of Health’s Remote Alcohol and Other Drugs Workforce Program to help reduce the high levels of smoking in Aboriginal communities.