Third Indigenous Health Twitter Fest #IHMayDay16

@JCU Third Indigenous Health Twitter Fest #IHMayDay16

Third Indigenous Health Twitter Fest #IHMayDay16 Happening May 12


I am organising the third annual day of Twitter @LynoreGeia on Indigenous health issues on May 12, 2016. This year the event is hosted by the University of Wollongong Associate Professor Bronwyn Carlson; Indigenous Studies | Law, Humanities & The Arts . This means that I will be traveling to Wollongong to tweet from the university with A.Prof Carlson.  By other universities hosting the day we hope to share knowledge and have the conversations about Indigenous health in other universities as well as JCU.

This the 3rd year for #IHMayDay twitter fest talk on Indigenous health with this year’s theme being Youth, Family and Suicide prevention, the hashtagis #IHMayDay16

The day is a 12 hour program of guest Indigenous tweeters and for Indigenous people to join in the conversation about issues.  We ask that  non-Indigenous people on Twitter to support our voices and retweet on the day and share the content with others.  I have attached the  tweet invites that I tweeted out last night to Indigenous people on Twitter, to non-Indigenous people and universities. Last year we reached 49 million impressions on the day which doubled on the number of our inaugural 2014 IHMayDay, I think I mentioned this to you Richard at a Media training day.

You are invited to share these invites through your networks If there are people who are Twitter users they are welcome to engage according to the invitations.

The aim of the day is to share and have the conversations about the issues Indigenous youth and families experience and explore solutions and build community to move forward.

If anyone wants to learn more about the event you can find information on the following link

I hope we have JCU Indigenous  and non-Indigenous staff who are interested in joining in the conversation or just to observe and talk about the issues in their groups and explore solutions as well.

Kind Regards


Dr. Lynore K. Geia, PhD, MPH&TM, BNurse, RN, RM,

Senior Lecturer

CNMR Indigenous Futures Research Lead | Nursing, Midwifery & Nutrition|

College of HealthcareSciences|Division of Tropical Health and Medicine|

James Cook University, Townsville, QLD 4811

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