The Aboriginal Health Unit (AHU) provides a supportive workforce environment to deliver effective and culturally secure services to and for the local Aboriginal community. The unit employs local Aboriginal people with strong community connections and knowledge.
Partnerships and culturally secure service delivery has been identified as overarching principles for the AHU and strong partnerships have been formed with the local Aboriginal community, Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations, other government services, nongovernment organisations and not for profit services to ensure a strong commitment to the health and wellbeing of the North Metropolitan Health Service (NMHS) Aboriginal population.
Public Health and Ambulatory Care (PH&AC) also manages eight COAG Closing the Gap initiatives for the NMHS. These programs include:
- LIFE Chronic Disease Self Management
- Aboriginal Health Liaison Officer Program
- Quit Smoking/Tobacco Cessation Program for student Aboriginal Health Workers at Marr Mooditj Aboriginal Health Workers Training College
- Aboriginal Men’s Health Program
- Prison Health – Coming Home Healthy Program
- Moort Boodjari Mia (family birthing place)
- Yarning It Up Smoking Prevention Program
- Moorditj Djena Aboriginal Podiatry and Nutrition Outreach Program.
- Aboriginal Health Unit
Phone: 9380 7700
Hours: Monday to Friday 8.30 am – 4.30 pm