Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

Working together for better
Our goal is to ensure that primary health services and the  health service system across the Murray PHN catchment area  is responsive to the needs of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait  Islander communities.

This is a whole organisation approach and will be achieved by:

  • Increasing basic human rights of Aboriginal and  Torres Strait Islander people by reducing racism and  discrimination in health services
  • Focusing on mental health as a key health gap between  Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
  • Building our relationship and collaboration with  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
  • Building capacity of ACCHOs to meet identified needs  through improved health workforce and capacity.
  • Building knowledge and understanding within health  policy and practice.

On Tuesday 2 August Murray PHN met with local Aboriginal health services from across our region to establish and strengthen existing networks and pathways.

Click here to watch a WIN News snippet from the meeting
Click here to read the ACCHO PHN Harvest Report | 2 August 2016

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Central role of ACCHOs

  • They are at the heart of Aboriginal communities.
  • Are grounded in local values and culture.
  • Provide opportunities for engagement and  participation.
  • Provide high quality, evidence based health care.
  • Are part of our organisations collaboration across  the health system

VACCHO/NACCHO Members in the Murray PHN catchment:

Integrated Team Care (ITC)

Integrated Team Care (ITC) combines the past programs of Care Coordination and Supplementary Services (CCSS) and Improving Indigenous Access to Mainstream Primary Care (IIAMPC). ITC builds on the success of these activities and uses a team-based approach for the provision of coordinated multidisciplinary care.

ITC aims to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with chronic health conditions and to contribute to closing the gap in life expectancy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Murray PHN has commissioned several providers across the region to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to access primary care services and to provide care coordination to eligible people. ITC providers also play a key role in improving access to culturally appropriate mainstream primary care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

For information and access to ITC please contact the following ITC Providers in the Murray PHN catchment, or alternatively contact the Murray PHN regional offices located in Bendigo, Shepparton, Albury and Mildura by clicking here.

Referral forms can be accessed by health professionals in our region on Murray HealthPathways. If you are not registered, you can register for free here.

Central Victoria

Bendigo and District Aboriginal Co-Operative
Njernda Aboriginal Corporation

Goulburn Valley

Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-operative
Primary Care Connect - Indigenous Health Project Officer only

North East

Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service - working in collaboration with Mungabareena Aboriginal Corporation and Gateway Health

North West

Mallee District Aboriginal Services



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