Increasing bowel screening amongst Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

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Waminda, South Coast Women’s Health and Welfare Aboriginal Corporation is one of 50 primary health care centres selected for the National Indigenous Bowel Screening Pilot.

Waminda, South Coast Women’s Health and Welfare Aboriginal Corporation is one of 50 primary health care centres across the country selected for the National Indigenous Bowel Screening Pilot, which is being implemented through the Menzies School of Health Research.

The primary objective of the Pilot is to test a national approach to increasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation in bowel screening by utilising healthcare providers to offer kits, education and support.

Participation in the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is estimated at only 19.5% compared to 42.7% for non-Indigenous Australians.

Information about the Pilot can be found here. Organisations wishing to find out more should contact Waminda on (02) 4421 7400.