The need to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to choose and adopt culturally appropriate healthy lifestyles and to manage chronic conditions is important to COORDINARE - South Eastern NSW PHN.
Developing strong partnerships with both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and key service providers will be critical to supporting better health outcomes for these members of our community.
The Department of Human Services has five new online guides to help health professionals provide services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients.
The Our Health, Our Way resources on the NSW Kids website also provides videos and information resources to assist Aboriginal young people navigate the health system.
From 1 July 2015, Grand Pacific Health will be undertaking the delivery of Aboriginal health programs previously provided by the two former Medicare Locals in the region - Illawarra Shoalhaven Medicare Local and Southern NSW Medicare Local.
This follows an agreement made by COORDINARE - South Eastern NSW PHN and Grand Pacific Health, enabling important primary care services to continue to be offered in the region with minimal disruption to clients.
For more information about Aboriginal health programs offered or for details on how to refer patients to Grand Pacific Health please go to www.gph.org.au or phone 4220 7600.