The Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA) is the peak body for 20 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services in Western Australia. These services are also known as Aboriginal Medical Services.
AHCWA was incorporated under the Commonwealth Corporations Law in February-March 2005.
As an organisation, AHCWA aims to:
- Act as a forum for the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health care and related services throughout Western Australia
- Develop networks with the relevant federal and state government bodies and community organisations
- Provide research, policy development, strategic planning and advice on relevant Aboriginal health and related issues to the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Sector
- Advocate with government and other health service providers about the health needs of Aboriginal communities in Western Australia
- Disseminate relevant information concerning the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people
- Implement programs that promote and improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal communities