Aussies looking for support for Arthritis?

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Arthritis & Osteoporosis Victoria(AOV) has created a service directory for Australians’ with arthritis using Google Maps technology. The Arthritis Map of Victoria serves as the State’s online local musculoskeletal (MSK) service directory which aims to provide health professionals and people with MSK condition easy access to relevant, up to date information that helps them better manage their health. 

Read the rest of the article and check out the map here.

Juhi Mawla, Intern, 

The Dangers of Heatwaves in Melbourne

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The Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities created a map of Melbourne suburbs most vulnerable by heat waves. The map identifies areas based on risk factors including housing types, age, health and socio-economic status of the population. The research finds a clear association between suburbs with extreme heat vulnerability and the number of hospital emergency visits or ambulance callouts on extremely hot days. Extreme heat events or heatwaves pose a risk to the health of individuals and a surge in the demand for emergency services.

The map can be used by emergency management sector, government agencies, non-government organizations and communities in order to prevent, prepare, respond and recover to climate change and the surge of heat waves.


Read the full article here and check out the map

Juhi Mawla, Intern,