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'Health' to Aboriginal people is a matter of determining all aspects of their life, including control over their physical environment, of dignity, of community self-esteem, and of justice. It is not merely a matter of the provision of doctors, hospitals, medicines or the absence of disease or incapacity.

 

A National Aboriginal Health Strategy, 1989


Our Community and Allied Health team provides a wide range of community-based health promotion services which engage and empower our local community. Improving health means strengthening the physical, social, economic and cultural conditions at both an individual and community level. We pride ourselves on delivering programs that respond to community priorities and respect cultural practices.

Community and Allied Health team

 

Community and Allied Health Team Leader
Provides management, leadership and strategic direction for the team to ensure an integrated and coordinated approach to the clinic and the community-based health promotion and health education activities.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker - generalist
Provides community-based health promotion activities (e.g., coordination of the Indigenous women's group) and supports capacity-building via the Inala Indigenous Interagency Network, Inala NAIDOC, Stylin' Up festival and other local sporting and cultural festivals.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker - male
Increases men's access to clinical services and provides community-based health promotion activities for men, including coordination of the Indigenous men's group.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Sexual Health Workers - male and female
They provide:

  • STI screening and contact tracing
  • health education and promotion (individual and group)
  • safe sex health promotion resources, including condoms and contraceptive information
  • support to community services, events and festivals

Chronic Disease Quality Improvement Project Officer
They support:

  • high quality, evidence-based primary health care
  • the One21seventy program, which looks at health factors affecting the lifespan of Indigenous people at One year, 21 years and seventy years of age
  • Indigenous primary health care services across the Metro South Health Service District

Healthy Mob Strong Community Workers
They support:

  • chronic disease prevention, treatment and management
  • health promotion activities around healthy eating, smoking cessation and increasing physical activity
  • Indigenous people with complex chronic disease, via the assignment of case managers

Nutrition Promotion Unit - Advanced Health Worker and Community Nutritionist
They promote:

  • culturally appropriate delivery of nutrition programs by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-based organisations
  • healthy eating, via community groups, playgroups, cooking sessions, NAIDOC week and other community events
  • the intake of fruit and vegetables, via education and advocacy around the availability of healthy, safe food at a reasonable cost
HIPPY team
See the HIPPY page for details

 


Although care is taken, this site, and links from it to third-party sites, may possibly contain the names or images of people who have passed away, which may sadden and distress some Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Website editor Justin Coleman.

 


Last updated: 3 September 2012