The ABC's Health and Wellbeing site was launched in 2002 and it provides extensive and up-to-date health news and information drawn from the ABC's network of radio and TV programmes. The site also covers common health topics in plain English and provides fact sheets on a wide range of health disorders as well as audio and video clips, quizzes and tools, and a section devoted to healthy recipes. Health & Well-Being was voted the Best Health and Fitness website in Australia at the 2007 NetGuide Awards.
BigPond's Virtual Medical Centre is a huge site that provides extensive articles and advice on all areas of health written by health professionals. In addition to articles, the site offers interactive videos; a national GP database; information on prescription drugs, diseases and symptoms; information about medical tests, investigations and treatments; and many other useful health tools (such as calculators and an online medical dictionary). The site is supported by the pharmaceutical industry but guided by a large editorial board of medical professionals, who proof all its content for accuracy prior to publication.
The Centre for Rural and Remote Mental Health Queensland is based in Cairns. It seeks new and different ways to address the unique challenges of those living in rural and remote areas, and to allow people living in rural and remote areas to be able to access the best possible information and services that support their mental health and wellbeing.
Lifeline Community Care Queensland is a leading provider of community services in Queensland and is aided by 2400 staff and 4800 volunteers who help support 160 different community service programs and 150 Lifeline Shops across metropolitan, rural and regional Queensland. They operate a 24-hour crisis counselling service and their website details all the other services they offer as well.
Queensland Health is the State Government department responsible for the overall operation of the State's health system, including public hospitals and emergency care services. Queensland Health's website provides information for consumers about many common health matters, including going to hospital; becoming an outpatient; emergency care services; informed consent; and general information about how to maintain good health.
The Queensland Rural Medical Family Network (QRMFN) was formed to recognise, empower and support rural medical spouses, their partners and families. The QRMFN also tries to support doctors in rural and remote practice and training throughout Queensland.
RHealth is a member-based general practice support organisation delivering innovative and dynamic health programs and services in rural and remote communities across Southern and South-West Queensland. At the 2007 Australian General Practice Network Forum RHealth was named AGPN 2007 Division of the Year.
The Rural Doctors Association of Queensland (RDAQ) was established in 1989 as the medical, political and industrial arm for Queensland rural doctors. It's a non-profit organisation and its main objective is the attainment of the highest standard of health care for people living in rural Queensland.
Women's Health Queensland Wide (WHQW) is a not for profit health promotion, information and education service. WHQW aims to provide balanced information independent of health care provider interests for women and health workers.