Day 1 Program #NACCHOagm2017 Aboriginal Health Conference : Media Alert : Hear our national #ACCHO ” Voices ” in Canberra


Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation leaders and health experts from across Australia will come together in Canberra today to examine key policy issues and projects that are making a difference in closing the gap in Indigenous health.

The theme of the conference is Our Health Counts: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow.

NACCHO would like to acknowledge that we will be gathering on the traditional Ngunnawal and Ngambri lands and acknowledge owner’s past, present and future “

Download the full conference program here

Social Media

Follow on Twitter: #NACCHOagm2017 @NACCHOAustralia

Facebook : A limited number of sessions and interviews will be broadcast via our FACEBOOK Page @NacchoAboriginalHealth

National Media Contact: Jenny Stokes 0478 504 280

NACCHO Social Media: Colin Cowell 0401 331 251

NACCHO Contact at Conference: Oliver Tye 0450 956 942

9.00 – 9.20 am

Matilda House Welcome to Ngunnawal and Ngambri Country,

9.20 – 9.30 am

Welcoming Address to open the 2017

NACCHO Conference Our Health counts:

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow


9.30 – 9.50 am

Secretary of the Department of Health @healthgovau

Speaker: Glenys Beauchamp PSM 

9.50 – 10.15 am

Topic: Enhanced Multijurisdictional response to STI and Blood Borne Viruses in Indigenous Communities

Speaker: Professor Brendan Murphy

10.15 – 10.30 am

NACCHO CEO Pat turner and David Quilty of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia @PharmGuildAus

MoU joint signing: Improving access to medicine for Indigenous Australians.

10.30 – 10.50 am

Topic: Mayi Kuwayu: a national study of culture and wellbeing among Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander peoples

Speaker: Dr Ray Lovett @ANU_NCIS @Mayi_Kuwayu

11.15 – 11.45 am

ACCHS role in advocacy

Speaker: Danila Dilba CEO Olga Havnen @DanilaDilba

11.45 am – 12.05 pm

Topic: #Earl Health for Life

Speaker: Associate Professor Kelvin Kong Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)

And Dr Matthew Brown deadly Ears Program at Children’s Health Queensland @KelvinKongENT

12.05 – 12.30 pm

Topic: remote region challenges

Speaker: Sandy Davies @SandyDavies8

11.15 – 11.45 am

FASD Prevention in local communities

Speaker: Dr James Fitzpatrick

1.40 – 2.00 pm

National guide to a preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

(3rd edition) NACCHO in partnership with the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) @RACGP

Speaker: Associate Professor Sophia Couzos


Topic: Yarning Circle NACCHO Governance explained with a Q&A session

Speaker: Pat Turner assisted by Kate Gumley

Full details of days activities

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