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Picture above : Last week IUIH in SE Queensland revealed a new mural acknowledging two honourable ACCHO community members who paved the way – Aunty Pam Mam and Tyga Bayles. The families of Pam and Tyga Feeling inspired and proud. See Item 4 below . Picture Dr Yvette Roe

This week contents ACCHO Deadly Good News

1.1 National : NACCHO CEO Pat Turner and END RHD welcome the commitment of the Minister for Indigenous Health Ken Wyatt to prioritise ending rheumatic heart disease in Australia

1.2.NACCHO meets Australian Political Exchange Council sponsored delegation from the Philippines

2. NT : Minister Ken Wyatt visits Danila Dilba ACCHO in Darwin to launch Australian Nurse and Family Partnership Program

3. NSW : Awabakal ACCHO Newcastle announces that they will be expanding their health services to include more locations and outreach sites.

4.1 QLD : IUIH reveals new mural acknowledging two honourable community members who paved the way – Aunty Pam Mam and Tyga Bayles

4.2 QLD : Deadly Choices mob visits Pormpuraaw Cape York sharing positive health messages

5.WA : AHCWA The Yep Project and the WA Aboriginal Youth Health Strategy

6.VIC : The late Aboriginal elder Banjo Clarke was honoured

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1.1 National : NACCHO CEO Pat Turner and END RHD welcome the commitment of the Minister for Indigenous Health Ken Wyatt to prioritise ending rheumatic heart disease in Australia

NACCHO CEO Pat Turner and END RHD have welcomed the commitment of the Minister for Indigenous Health Ken Wyatt to prioritise ending rheumatic heart disease in Australia – a disease that disproportionately affects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

Our CEO travelled to Darwin last week for a meeting attended by representatives from the founding partners of END RHD and focusing on the key strategies to prevent rheumatic heart disease.

Professor Jonathan Carapetis, Director of the Telethon Kids Institute, said Minister Wyatt’s support is pivotal in tackling the disease.

“Indigenous leadership is essential in ensuring the voices of our Aboriginal communities are heard. We congratulate Minister Wyatt for his commitment to prioritise rheumatic heart disease as a tangible opportunity to close the gap in Aboriginal and Torres Strait health outcomes,” Professor Carapetis said.

“The most critical element of the strategy is to work with the communities bearing the greatest burden of rheumatic heart disease; to ensure community-led solutions, based on their aspirations and priorities, can be developed and sustained.

“The fact that there was consensus amongst the broad representation, from the community controlled primary health care sector, clinicians, researchers, service providers and government, at the roundtable means we have a real opportunity for concrete action.

“With the leadership Minister Wyatt has demonstrated, as well as the movement driven by the END RHD, I am confident we can end rheumatic heart disease in Australia,” Professor Carapetis said.

END RHD is an alliance of health, research and community organisations seeking to amplify efforts to end RHD in Australia through advocacy and engagement. The founding partners are the Australian Medical Association (AMA), National Heart Foundation of Australia Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA), National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO), Menzies School of Health Research, Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory (AMSANT), and the Telethon Kids Institute (home of the END RHD Centre for Research Excellence)

For more information about the END RHD, visit endrhd.org.au

1.2.NACCHO meets Australian Political Exchange Council sponsored delegation from the Philippines

Pictured above NACCHO CEO with an Indigenous delegate Hon. Jason John Joyce – Vice Mayor, Jose Abad Santos, Davao Occidental

The Council sponsors political exchanges with the People’s Republic of China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, the Philippines, the United States of America, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and Thailand.

The exchanges provide an opportunity for young political leaders to learn about Australia’s political system, examine economic and social issues and have access to a broad range of political figures and opinions.

The Principals of the Council are the Parliamentary Leaders of the four main political parties in the Federal Parliament.

The Council hosted the 12th Delegation of young political leaders from the Philippines from Saturday, 24 February 2018 to Friday, 2 March 2018.

The delegation met with the NACCHO CEO Pat Tuner as they expressed an interest in learning about programs from the indigenous people especially in ensuring their access to health care.

2. NT : Minister Ken Wyatt visits Danila Dilba ACCHO in Darwin to launch Australian Nurse and Family Partnership Program

The Hon Ken Wyatt visited our Knuckeys Street Clinic to have a chat with our staff and the fantastic ladies from the Australian Nurse Family Partnership Program. Minister Wyatt praised our staff for the deadly work they are doing in our community and then spent a little time with the Australian Nurse Family Partnership Program and clients.

Minister Wyatt stated that “Darwin children and families now have more culturally appropriate access to antenatal and postnatal care,” The visit gave us an opportunity to thank the Australian Government Department of Health for its support of this program.

Thank you to the Hon Ken Wyatt and team for your visit and another massive thank you to our mums and bubs clients from the Australian Nurse and Family Partnership Program for joining us on this day

3. NSW : Awabakal ACCHO Newcastle announces that they will be expanding their health services to include more locations and outreach sites.

Aboriginal community organisation Awabakal has announced that over the coming weeks they will be expanding their health services to include more locations and outreach sites.

Additionally, they will now offer disability services as a recently registered provider of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Currently, the Awabakal Medical Service in Hamilton is used as their main medical hub, giving Aboriginal families in the area access to primary health care, advocacy, social and emotional support.

This centre will continue to operate as the primary location for more specialised health care and dental services and will exist in conjunction with the new sites.

Two additional full-time, dedicated sites will be based in Cardiff and Raymond Terrace, along with four outreach sites, operating as mobile/day clinics at Toronto, Windale, Karuah and Maitland.

These new locations are helping to deliver a broad range of health services and community programs to their growing Awabakal community.

“Awabakal is dedicated to advancing the wellbeing of more Aboriginal people in our community and we believe that is important for our people to have access to culturally appropriate health care,” Raylene Gordon, Chief Executive Officer of Awabakal, said.

“By expanding our services and our reach, we hope to allow more individuals to have more choices and wider access to the types of services they need.”

For over 40years, Awabakal have been providing culturally appropriate health care, aged care and family services to Aboriginal people living throughout Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens and the Hunter Valley regions, as a not-for-profit organisation, managed by professional Aboriginal staff who are experienced and sensitive to the needs of the Aboriginal community.

With plans for two more Awabakal Community Health centres expected sometime around 2019 – 2020, which will provide outreach to another four possible sites, Awabakal continues to put health first, helping to close the gap and improve the wellbeing of Aboriginal people.

4.1 QLD : IUIH reveals new mural acknowledging two honourable community members who paved the way – Aunty Pam Mam and Tyga Bayles

Last week IUIH revealed a new mural acknowledging two honourable community members who paved the way – Aunty Pam Mam and Tyga Bayles. Feeling inspired and proud.

The Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH) leads the planning, development and delivery of comprehensive primary health care services to the Indigenous population of South East Queensland (SEQ).

The Institute was established in 2009 by the four Community Controlled Health Services in SEQ to provide for the needs of Australia’s second largest Indigenous population.

Our regional network has since expanded to 18 multidisciplinary primary health clinics, with more clinics planned.

More than 65,000 Indigenous Australians live in the SEQ urban footprint, over a third of Queensland’s Indigenous population. This is more than the Indigenous population of each of the following individual state and territories:

  • Victoria (37,991)
  • South Australia (30,431)
  • Northern Territory (56,779)
  • and almost as many as the Indigenous population of Western Australia (69,665).

Using the IUIH Model of Care, we are empowering communities in South East Queensland to take responsibility for the delivery of health services to Indigenous Australians, by Indigenous Australians.

Membership of IUIH comprises:

In this way, IUIH is not only helping to Close the Gap in life expectancy but is laying the foundations for better education, real jobs in the real economy and safer communities.

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service (ATSICHS) Brisbane Limited
  • Kalwun Development Corporation (Kalwun Health Service)
  • Kambu Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation for Health
  • Yulu-Burri-Ba Aboriginal Corporation for Community Health
  • Moreton Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Health Service.

4.2 QLD : Deadly Choices mob visits Pormpuraaw Cape York sharing positive health messages

 

Our favourite photos from Nathan Appo during  last weeks visit to Pormpuraaw on Cape York .What about these kids, Deadly or what

Great to be up here representing & the importance to live a healthy life.

Massive thanks 2 for the invitation

5.WA : AHCWA The Yep Project and the WA Aboriginal Youth Health Strategy

https://www.facebook.com/yepcrew/

Megan from Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia – AHCWA is about to do a consultation with members from the Agency Network for Youth about their current work on the upcoming WA Aboriginal Youth Health Strategy #youth #SHBBV #health

6.VIC : The late Aboriginal elder Banjo Clarke was honoured

Tribute: Members of the extended Clarke family in the Department of Health and Human Services Warrnambool conference room that has been named in honor of their late patriarch, Banjo Clarke. Picture: Christine Ansorge

From HERE

 The late Aboriginal elder Banjo Clarke was honoured by having the conference room at the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) centre in Warrnambool named after him because he ‘set the tone’ for discussions between the department and community groups.

Mr Smith said the conference room was an important place at the department’s Warrnambool centre because it was where the department held many discussions with Aboriginal and other community groups.

 He said Banjo Clarke had been one of the “most significant leaders in the country and the nation” and the department was keen to honour those whose wisdom had set the tone for its conversations with the community.
 A large portrait of Mr Clarke, painted by his daughter Fiona and granddaughter Patricia, graces the conference room, along with Mr Clarke’s citation from his induction to the Victorian Aboriginal Roll of Honour.

The citation said Mr Clarke was renowned for his compassion and wise words and had promoted respect and forgiveness between Aborigines and non-Aborigines long before reconciliation had become a concept pursued in dealings with Aborigines.

 DHHS Wimmera south-west director Peter Lake said Mr Clarke’s family had nominated him for the honour and the nomination had been endorsed by the Gunditjmara Aboriginal Cooperative.

Marcus Clarke, a grandson of Banjo’s, said his grandfather epitomising many of the qualities of how to live a good life.

Another grandson of Banjo’s, Lee Morgan, thanked DHHS for the honour given to his grandfather.

The naming ceremony was preceded by a smoking ceremony, conducted by another relative of Banjo Clarke’s, Brett Clarke, He said he hoped the smoking ceremony would encourage people to listen to each other and build a future together.

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