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Aboriginal Health Council of WA

The Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA) operates as the peak body for 20 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) across Western Australia. ACCHSs are also known as or called Aboriginal Medical Services.

Vision

The health status of Aboriginal people in Western Australia will be at least equal to that of the non-Aboriginal population by 2025 through the acknowledged leadership of the Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia.

Mission

To lead the development of Aboriginal health policy, to influence and monitor performance across the health sector, to advocate for and support community development and capacity building in Aboriginal communities, to support the continued development of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services and to build the workforce capacity to improve the health, social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal people in Western Australia.

More information

For more information visit ACHWA (external site).

Aboriginal Medical Services

An Aboriginal Medical Service is a health service funded to provide medical services primarily to Aboriginal people.

View a list of all Aboriginal Medical Services in WA (external site).

Aboriginal Men's Services

The Mooditj Marmun book (PDF 4.18MB) is produced by the Men’s Advisory Network and is a resource booklet for Aboriginal men outlining services available to Aboriginal men from Geraldton to Esperance.

RUAH Perth Aboriginal Resources Directory

The Ruah Aboriginal Resource Directory (PDF 1.3MB) provides a list of various services available to Aboriginal people across Perth.

Healthdirect Australia

Healthdirect Australia is a free 24 hour, seven days a week health advice telephone service advice line answered by Registered Nurses for any health issue.
Phone: 1800 022 222 *(mobile charges may apply)     

Visit Healthdirect Australia (external site)

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