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AHCWA welcomes release of report into Aboriginal health programs

WA’s peak Aboriginal health organisation has welcomed the release of a review into the performance of Aboriginal health programs, but says it still has some questions the State Government needs to answer. The review was undertaken by Emeritus Professor D’Arcy Holman and was presented to the government in December 2014. The Holman Review found that of the Aboriginal health projects it evaluated, 91.3% delivered ‘good’, ‘excellent’ or ‘outstanding’ value for money. Aboriginal Health Council of WA Chairperson Michelle Nelson-Cox said the report endorsed the vital importance of the work done by Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS). “This review dispels the myth that Aboriginal

AHCWA calls for government reform councils to consider health outcomes

Western Australia’s peak Aboriginal health organisation wants the State Government’s new Strategic Regional Advisory Councils to consider the health outcomes for Aboriginal people of withdrawing services to Aboriginal communities. The government has today called for nominations for Aboriginal leaders to be part of the new Advisory Councils, which are being established in the Kimberley and Pilbara. “While we remain opposed to the withdrawal of services from Aboriginal communities, we are somewhat encouraged by the government’s attempt at a collaborative approach,” said Aboriginal Health Council of WA Chairperson Michelle Nelson-Cox. “We will encourage our member organisations in the Kimberley

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