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Kalgoorlie Aboriginal Health Worker Graduates From Immunisation Training Program

An Aboriginal Health Worker from Kalgoorlie is the latest graduate of an innovative program that teaches how to administer vaccinations to children in a bid to bolster immunisation rates. The Bega Garnbirringu Health Service health worker graduated last week after taking part in the two week course at the Nindila Training Centre in Kalgoorlie. AHCWA launched the training program for Aboriginal Health Workers (AHWs) in partnership with the Communicable Disease Control Directorate (CDCD) at the Department of Health in March 2015. Since then, 34 Aboriginal Health Workers from across the state have been trained to administer vaccinations and promote immunisation. AHCWA Chairperson Michelle Nelso

Kimberley Clinicans Undefgo Sexual Health Training

Kimberley health professionals have participated in sexual health training in a bid to increase testing rates among Aboriginal people. Nine north-west health practitioners are the latest graduates of the Aboriginal Health Council of WA’s intensive two-day course held at the Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services in Broome on June 28 and 29. Among the participants were remote area nurses from Bidyadanga, Aboriginal health practitioners from Broome and Fitzroy Crossing and a prison re-entry case manager from the Men’s Outreach Service in Broome. The sexual health training program, The Birds and the BBVs, offers health professionals the skills to routinely offer and undertake opportunistic testi

New Program to Improve Social and Emotional Wellbeing of Aboriginal People in Regional WA

New Aboriginal family wellbeing training will be prioritised across the Kimberley, Pilbara and Goldfields regions, in a West Australian first to address social and emotional health risks in indigenous communities. The Aboriginal Health Council of WA welcomed today’s State Government announcement to contribute $1 million over two years towards the pilot Aboriginal Family Wellbeing project to help prevent self-harm and suicide in the regions by strengthening families. The project includes an accredited six-month Certificate II training program, which will be delivered jointly by the WA Mental Health Commission, AHCWA and the 22 Aboriginal Medical Services across the state. AHCWA Chairperson Mi

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