“ For the past six years the annual NACCHO Ochre Day Health summits have provided a national forum for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander male delegates, organisations and communities to learn from Aboriginal male health leaders, discuss their health concerns, exchange share ideas and examine ways of improving their own men’s health and that of their communities.”
Down Memory Lane: Ochre Day events of the past – Canberra 2013, Brisbane 2014, Adelaide 2015, Perth 2018 ,Darwin 2016 and Hobart 2019
The first National NACCHO Ochre Day was held in a large marque erected on the lawns opposite Parliament House Canberra on 8 August 2013
The concept of Ochre Day was developed in 2013 by Mark Saunders and Colin Cowell as alternative to the White Ribbon Campaign :
The feature of the 2013 event was the launch of the NACCHO 10-Point Blueprint plan.
Deputy NACCHO chair Matthew Cooke, Chair Justin Mohamed and board member John Singer launching Blueprint
The Blueprint was based on a robust body of work that included the Close the Gap Statement of Intent and the Close the Gap targets, the National Framework for the Improvement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Male Health (2002), NACCHO’s position paper on Aboriginal male health (2010) the 2013 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan (NATSIHP), and the NACCHO Healthy futures 10 point plan 2013-2030.
The 2016 NACCHO Ochre Day was held on the lands Turrbal People
The 2015 NACCHO Ochre Day lands of the Kaurna Peoples of the Adelaide Plains.
The 2016 NACCHO Ochre Day was held on Noongar lands
2017 NACCHO Ochre Day was held on Larrakia Land
The 2018 NACCHO Ochre Day was held at Nipaluna (Hobart)