AHCWA is the peak body representing 21 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) in Western Australia.
AHCWA was incorporated under the Commonwealth Corporations Law in February-March 2005.
AHCWA's mission is to:
Support the continued development of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services
Lead the development of Aboriginal health policy
Influence and monitor performance across the health sector
Advocate for Aboriginal community development and;
Build the capacity of the health workforce to improve the social, emotional, and general health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people.
AHCWA's vision statement:
As an organisation the Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia would like to see the health status of Aboriginal people in Western Australia at least equal to that of the non-Aboriginal population by 2025. This will be achieved through the acknowledged leadership of the Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia