AHCWA operates under its own constitution that defines its Objectives, the objectives are:
(a) The amelioration of poverty within the Aboriginal community
(b) The advancement of Aboriginal religion;
(c) The development and maintenance of educational institutions to provide constructive educational health courses and programmes
for members of the Aboriginal community and to undertake medical research to redress ill-health within the Aboriginal community;
(d) To deliver holistic and culturally appropriate health and health related services to the Aboriginal community.
The scope of the term ‘holistic’ is clarified in the constitution to include the development, promotion and maintenance of the "…physical, spiritual, social, economic and cultural well being…” of Aboriginal peoples.
The constitution goes on to identify three distinct areas of network operations.
Individuals - The network exists to promote health and relieve poverty, sickness and suffering of individual members of the Aboriginal community.
Services - The network exists to deliver holistic and culturally appropriate health care and health related services to the Aboriginal community.
Member Organisations - The network exists to provide support to, to promote and to advocate on behalf of its member organisations; and to act as a forum for these member organisations.