Provide a visible lead for the development, implementation and evaluation of Public Health programmes for improving health and well-being of the community.
Facilitate and support partnerships between AH&MRC/ACCHSs and other stakeholders. Improve collaboration between government and non-government stakeholders involved in funding and delivering public health services, programs and training relevant to Aboriginal people in NSW.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Act as a catalyst for change, working with ACCHS and Member Services to develop Public Health capacity and to develop, implement and evaluate evidence based health improvement programmes and tackle health inequalitiesInvolve the Member Services as active partners in planning, development, implementation and evaluation of health programsMaintain up-to-date knowledge of current Public Health developments at national and local level
- Facilitate the development of networks involving ACCHS staff, Health Professionals and others to share information to community about Aboriginal health
- Contribute to the development and implementation of training through our Aboriginal Health College that informs health professionals about the impact of poor health on Aboriginal people
- Liaising with ACCHS to build their capacity in chronic care and to facilitate linkages with relevant key stakeholders
- Develop, coordinate, deliver and evaluate regional workshops for ACCHSs about chronic disease and related topics
- Work with Aboriginal communities to identify local issues relating to cancer care and other emerging health area within chronic care to support the development of local solutions
- Develop, adapt and disseminate information resources for Aboriginal communities to raise awareness about prevention and management of chronic care
- Support and contribute to policy development and health research in chronic care
About the Organisation
Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services are accessible, sustainable, adequately resourced, have a skilled workforce, and meet the health needs and aspirations of Aboriginal peoples. Aboriginal peoples experience self-determination in all areas of their lives. Aboriginal peoples achieve physical, cultural, social and emotional wellbeing, and contribute to the overall health, wellbeing and strength of their communities.
The purpose of the AH&MRC is to:
- lead the Aboriginal health agenda for better policies, programs, services, and practices
- ensure Aboriginal knowledge informs decision-making processes
- support, strengthen and sustain Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services.