aboriginal health

We support the wellbeing and resilience of Aboriginal people through our efforts to address health inequities.

 

North Coast Primary Health Network (NCPHN) acknowledges the traditional owners and custodians of Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community.

We know that our Aboriginal community members often experience poorer health than non-Aboriginal people; these inequities are unacceptable. We recognise that improvement relies on effective cross sectoral partnerships and leadership of Aboriginal organisations and communities.

We aim to improve access to, and the quality of, primary healthcare for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within our region and to support disease prevention and health promotion.

NCPHN employs an Aboriginal Health Coordinator and Indigenous Health Project Officers (IHPOs) to provide leadership on Indigenous Health issues. The team ensures there is a focus on Indigenous health and aims to improve the integration of care across the region.

This work includes needs assessment and planning, developing multi-programme approaches and cross-sector linkages, and supporting commissioned programs and services.

Aboriginal Health Fact Sheet (2016)

As part of our 2016 Needs Assessment, we explored the Aboriginal health needs specific to our region. Download to find out more.

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