The chair of National Aboriginal Community Controlled health organisation (NACCHO) this week joined with the AFL Indigenous All Stars at its International rules training session in Melbourne to launch Australia’s first Aboriginal Health APP.
Pictured above: MICK O’Loughlin coach of the Indigenous All Stars and Sydney Swan legend promoting the NACCHO APP
Mr Mohamed said it was quite appropriate to publicly launch the NACCHO Aboriginal Health App in front of 25 of the fittest Aboriginal males in Australia, because the new APP compliments NACCHO’s Investing in Healthy Futures for Generational Change plan 20130-2030 and sports activity is a key element to Close the Gap.
“Our APP promotes the sports healthy futures program that will give Aboriginal youth the opportunity to improve their overall health and wellbeing through active participation in sports.
Research shows that if a young person is happy and healthy they will be able to get the most out of their education, build their confidence and their self-belief and hopefully one day become a well-educated “Indigenous All-star” in the sport or employment of their choosing.” Mr. Mohamed said.
Mr. Mohamed said he is encouraging all 150 NACCHO members and stakeholders to promote the APP to their 5,000 staff and over 100,000 clients so that our community members can really have Aboriginal health in Aboriginal Hands. All ready in first few days over 1,000 Apps have been downloaded from the APP Store and Google Android store.
Here are the URL links to the App – alternatively you can type NACCHO into both stores and they come up!
“The NACCHO App contains a geo locator, which will help you find the nearest Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation in your area and provides heath information online and telephone on a wide range of topics and where you can go to get more information or assistance should you need urgent help “ Mr Mohamed said.
Health help includes:
Ambulance, Alcohol, Babies Breast Cancer, Cancer, Children, Depression, Diabetes, Domestic Violence, Drugs, eHealth, Eye Health, Gambling, Healthy Eating, Hearing, Male health, Medicare, Mental Health, Prostate cancer, Smoking , Suicide, Teenagers, Women’s Health.
The NACCHO App allows users to share, connect or contact NACCHO through our social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, daily news alerts and the NACCHO website.
The App also allows people to donate to the NACCHO Sport Health Futures program. Through the NACCO App you can make secure credit card donations, have receipts delivered straight to your device and find out how your donation is making a difference to the lives of young and old Aboriginal Australians.
The Sport Health Futures program aims to distribute up to 1,000 AFL/NRL footballs, netballs, soccer balls, basketballs and other sports equipment to Aboriginal community organisations, sporting clubs and schools throughout Australia.
Mr Mohamed said he would encourage any NACCHO member, Aboriginal community, sports or school to complete this online application.
For the donated sports equipment the applicant must partner with a NACCHO member and organise for team members to have a health checks at an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service or other medical service if applicable -
For media contact and further information contact Colin Cowell Mobile 0401 331 251 or Email
This App provides a quick and easy way
1. Find an Aboriginal Health Service
Aboriginal patients can now locate their nearest Aboriginal Community Controlled Health service throughout Australia.
2. Health Help online and Telephone
Need health help or information online or a telephone hotline number for;
Ambulance, Alcohol, Babies Breast Cancer, Cancer, Children, Depression, Diabetes, Domestic Violence, Drugs, Ehealth, Eye Health, Gambling, Healthy Eating, Hearing, Male health, Medicare, Mental Health, Prostate cancer, Smoking , Suicide, Teenagers, Women’s Health.
3. NACCHO AFL Indigenous players
Our NACCHO Investing in Healthy Futures For Generational Change Plan 2013-2030 has just been released and by partnering in 2013 with the AFL we can promote and achieve our Close the Gap targets for our future generations.
NACCHO is a proud partner of the Indigenous All-Stars Team and all the current listed AFL indigenous players are listed on this APP.
How our NACCHO members are making a difference
5. Share, Connect or contact
With NACCHO through our social media platforms such as Twitter, FACEBOOK and Daily News Alerts and website
6. Invest/donate to healthy futures.
We are inviting all sport followers to help NACCHO “invest in healthy futures for generational change” by donating to our sports star future fund that aims to supply over 1000 footballs, netballs, soccer balls and basketballs to Aboriginal community clubs over the next 12 months.
- NACCHO AFL news: Indigenous All stars team calls on 40,000 years of history to be recognised (nacchocommunique.com)