NACCHO Aboriginal Health #ACCHO Deadly Good News stories : Features @DanilaDilba and @DeadlyChoices partnership promotes healthy lifestyle messages Plus News from #CongressUN18 #NSW #QLD #VIC #WA #NT #ACT

 1.International : National Congress Intervention at the United Nations

2.1 NSW Katungul ACCHO IRESPECT group are now equipped to talk about DV amongst their peers, family and in the community on effort to minimise this issue

2.2 NSW : Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service (WACHS) Aboriginal Children’s Therapy Team presents video at a national conference on rural health on the important role of the Aboriginal Health Worker

3.1 NT : Danila Dilba ACCHO Darwin and the Deadly Choices mob share their healthy lifestyle messages at The Michael Long Learning and Leadership Centre Darwin

3.2 NT : Over 80 Congress ACCHO Alice Springs staff make Deadly Choice by running the Barrett Drive Mile

3.3 : Senator Simon Birmingham, Federal Minister for #Education and Training checking out Congress’ #Childcare today #earlyyears #AboriginalHealthinAboriginalHands @Birmo

4.VIC: VAHS Healthy Lifestyle Team #Hertribe #HisTribe and Deadly Ninja Warrior

5.QLD : Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH) will receive almost $250,000 to prepare Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across the south-east for the NDIS rollout.

6. ACT : Winnunga ACCHO Download the April Newsletter

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 1.International : National Congress Intervention at the United Nations

National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples Co-Chair Jackie Huggins delivered an intervention at the United Nations in New York on Thursday 19th April 2018 during the 17th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII).

This key speech by National Congress comes only days after Co-Chair Rod Little emphasized the need for the Australian government to implement UNDRIP during his engagement with the Commonwealth People’s Forum in London.

National Congress Intervention

This year, Australia took up its seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council. The Foreign Minister, the Honourable Julie Bishop, has spoken about Australia’s proud human rights record. In international forums, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is always strongly supportive of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

In many regards, these statements are hypocritical in the extreme.

Particularly, Australia has been severely criticised for its human rights failures in its asylum seekers and refugee policy, and in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs.

Late last year, the final report by the United Nations Human Rights Committee on Australia’s human rights record was released, which noted ongoing problems in protecting the rights of refugees and asylum seekers; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; women, especially in the context of gender-based violence; LGBTIQ people and all people to live free from racism and religious intolerance.

Full Transcript here National Congress – UN Intervention – 24 April 2018

 

2.1 NSW Katungul ACCHO IRESPECT group are now equipped to talk about DV amongst their peers, family and in the community on effort to minimise this issue

Another valuable and positive outcome from the IRESPECT program. This programs aim was to bring up issues about domestic violence in our community against women.

This group are now equipped to talk about DV amoung there peers, family and in the community on effort to minimise this issue. All of the participants enjoyed the program and look forward to putting new skills into practice. Remember “Because of Her we Can”. Well Done guys.

2.2 NSW : Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service (WACHS) Aboriginal Children’s Therapy Team presents video at a national conference on rural health on the important role of the Aboriginal Health Worker

View Video Here

“Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service (WACHS) has worked with the Big Cares team for the past 12 months and in that time has produced several amazing videos which have showcased our work.

Originally published

“They have been as diverse as promoting our Aboriginal Medical Service to promoting the work of a program which helps young Indigenous men to strive for a positive life, to a NAIDOC event at a small Aboriginal community. These videos have helped to promote the services and programs that we deliver to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in western NSW.

“On all levels, from the shoot, to production and editing the Big Cares team are thoroughly professional, delightful and easy to work with because they really care about delivering a polished product that helps their clients make a difference.

“Recently, WACHS used one of the videos made with the Aboriginal Children’s Therapy Team to present at a national conference on rural health on the important role of the Aboriginal Health Worker in the care of Aboriginal children with speech and hearing impairment. We highly recommend Big Cares to other not-for-profit organisations and recommend video as a powerful tool to tell a story and make a lasting impact.”

– Rebekah Bullock, executive manager of communication and information technology at WACHS.

3.1 NT : Danila Dilba ACCHO Darwin and the Deadly Choices mob share their healthy lifestyle messages at The Michael Long Learning and Leadership Centre Darwin

The Michael Long Learning and Leadership Centre would like to give a big shout out to Nathan Appo and Sean Yorston from Deadly Choices, and the team from Danila Dilba who popped in to share their healthy lifestyle messages with the students from Yarralin and Kalkarindji last week. Health education is a key element of the MLLLC Education Program.

With NT Thunder

3.2 NT : Over 80 Congress ACCHO Alice Springs staff make Deadly Choice by running the Barrett Drive Mile

Over 80 staff across the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress workforce formed Team Congress 2018 in the Alice Springs Barrett Drive Mile on Friday evening.

Well recognised in uniform promoting Deadly Choices health checks and a no smoking message, the team included representatives from all sections of Congress’ multidisciplinary workforce, including the Chief Executive Officer, Executive and Senior Managers, Doctors, Aboriginal Health Practitioners, Allied Health Practitioners, Clients Service Officers, Nurses, Cleaners, Early Childhood Educators, Researchers, Corporate staff and Health Promotion staff.

Pictures above supplied by Tracey Donnellan Brand

The team concept was initially inspired by Congress Podiatrist and champion runner, Brad White and has proven to harnesses social dynamics, peer interaction and the promotion of healthy lifestyles.

Congress has been participating in the event since 2016 and from modest beginnings the team has grown to a sizeable force that dominated the event’s novelty race.

Event organisers praised Congress’ strong participation that contributed almost a third of all the competitors and helping to make the event a big success.

3.3 : Senator Simon Birmingham, Federal Minister for #Education and Training checking out Congress’ #Childcare today #earlyyears #AboriginalHealthinAboriginalHands @Birmo

4.VIC: VAHS Healthy Lifestyle Team #Hertribe #HisTribe and Deadly Ninja Warrior

Today the Healthy Lifestyle team are excited to be hanging out with the Deadly Ninja Warrior- Jack Wilson. Visiting Bubup Wilam and Yappera teaching the kids some

Ninja skills and having loads of fun!

#Histribe

#HerTribe reunion video

 

5.QLD : Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH) will receive almost $250,000 to prepare Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across the south-east for the NDIS rollout.

The Palaszczuk Government has today (24 April) launched a project to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability living in south-east Queensland access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Minister for Disability Services and Seniors Coralee O’Rourke announced Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH) would receive almost $250,000 to prepare Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across the south-east for the NDIS rollout.

SEE IUIH NDIS Website

“It’s very important every effort is made to ensure all Queenslanders benefit from the opportunities the NDIS presents,” Mrs O’Rourke said.

“Around 38 per cent of the state’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people reside in south-east Queensland, from Somerset in the north to the Scenic Rim and Gold Coast in the south, and west into the Lockyer Valley.

“Our experience with the rollout so far is that a higher level of engagement is required to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability register to receive the support they need under the NDIS.”

Mrs O’Rourke made the announcement during a visit to the IUIH’s Yulu-Burri-Ba Clinic at Capalaba. Member for Capalaba Don Brown said the Palaszczuk Government was focused on ensuring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queenslanders with disability received the support they need to access the NDIS.

“This funding will help enlist the support of a local service provider specialising in Indigenous health issues to connect with this target group and engage them in the NDIS transition process,” Mr Brown said

IUIH Chief Executive Officer Adrian Carson said Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability were much more likely to come on board the scheme if they are approached by a person or organisation they trust and with whom they have an existing relationship.

“It’s also important they can get the information and help they need easily and quickly from an organisation that is based in their community and which understands and values their cultural identity,” he said.

“NDIS Readiness is an urgent priority for Indigenous communities in the south-east because Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are 1.7 times more likely to have a disability than non-Indigenous people, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are 2.5 times more likely to have a disability.

“This funding will help us reach out to them through Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services in the south-east to ensure everybody who needs disability support receives it from day one.”

The IUIH NDIS Readiness Project will employ four full-time and one part-time staff members.

In the south-east, the rollout is due to begin on 1 July 2018 for Logan and Redlands, Brisbane suburbs north of Brisbane River, Brisbane suburbs south of Brisbane River, Fraser Coast, North Burnett, South Burnett and Cherbourg, Gold Coast and Hinterland, as well as in Cairns, Cassowary Coast, Tablelands, Croydon, Etheridge, Cape York and Torres Strait.

This will be followed by rollout in Moreton Bay including Strathpine and Caboolture, Sunshine Coast, Noosa and Gympie on 1 January 2019.

What is the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new way of providing support to Australians living with a significant and permanent disability.

The NDIS provides eligible Australians with the reasonable and necessary support to live an ordinary life, and to be more independent and actively participate in their communities.

It offers the person choice and control over how, when and where they use their supports to achieve their goals.

The IUIH NDIS Readiness Project team will do what they can to help you understand this new scheme.

You can find more information by reading the Frequently Asked Questions document – or you can

– visit www.ndis.gov.au

– call the Government information line on 1800 800 110 between 8am and 11pm Monday to Friday

– email the IUIH NDIS team at ndis@iuih.org.au.

Information sessions will be held at the following locations (all at 10am)

  • 26 April – YBB – Capalaba – My Horizon, 1/15A Runnymede Rd, Capalaba
  • 3 May – Brisbane ATSICHS – Gabba – Level 1, 55 Annerley Road, Woolloongabba QLD
  • 9 May – Brisbane ATSICHS – Logan – 41 Station Road, Logan Central QLD
  • 2 May *9:30am – Kalwun – Miami – Miami Beach Surf Life Saving Club – 2 Hythe St, Miami
  • 17 May *9:30am – Kalwun – Miami – Miami Beach Surf Life Saving Club – 2 Hythe St, Miami
  • 22 May – Brisbane ATSICHS – Logan – 41 Station Road, Logan Central QLD
  • 28 June – Moreton ATSICHS – TBA
  • 10 July – Moreton ATSICHS – TBA

6. ACT : Winnunga ACCHO Download the April Newsletter

Download HERE Winnunga AHCS Newsletter April 2018 (003)

 

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