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Aboriginal Youth Strategy to Shape Future Direction

The Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA) has today launched its new blueprint for addressing the health inequalities of young Aboriginal people. Federal Minister for Health and Aged Care Ken Wyatt, AM launched AHCWA’s Western Australia Aboriginal Youth Health Strategy 2018-2023, Today’s young people, tomorrow’s leaders at AHCWA’s 2018 State Sector Conference at the Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle. “The Turnbull Government is proud to have supported this ground-breaking work and I congratulate everyone involved,” Minister Wyatt said. “Young people are the future, and thinking harder and deeper about their needs and talking to them about how to meet them is the way forward.” Dev

Leaders in Aboriginal Health Honoured for Lifelong Commitment

Two Aboriginal women, leaders in Aboriginal health care in Western Australia, have been recognised for their lifelong dedication and commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people. The women were posthumously honoured with the Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia’s prestigious lifetime achievement awards at the State Sector Conference Dinner last night. Donnybrook Elder Gloria Khan and Derby Elder Maxine Armstrong have dedicated their lives to advancing the agenda for Aboriginal health in WA. AHCWA Chairperson Vicki O’Donnell said both women had made positive differences to their communities. Maxine, who passed away in March 2018, was the last of five foundin

Landmark Mapping Helps Align Patients With Care Close to Home

An innovative new health service mapping system developed by the Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA) will deliver better access to medical services and improved health outcomes for Aboriginal patients in regional and remote WA. Mappa – Mapping Health Services Closer to Home is an adaptable browser-based mapping directory that integrates health services across WA with helpful information for all regional areas, including remote communities that do not register in Google searches. The system, which is based on cutting-edge technology, was unveiled at AHCWA’s annual state sector conference at the Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle today. Data is available to primary and allied heal

AHCWA Pioneering New Ways of Working in Aboriginal Health

The Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA) will host its annual two-day State Sector Conference this week at the Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle. The 2018 State Sector Conference brings together representatives from AHCWA’s 22 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Member Services and key stakeholders and a range of disciplines and key portfolio areas, including representatives from Non-government, and State and Federal Government agencies. More than 260 delegates, many who are Aboriginal leaders in health, will travel from all parts of the state to attend the state conference at the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle on Wednesday, April 11 and Thursday, April 12. Highlights of the confe

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