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Closing the gap on Aboriginal cancer rates at La Perouse NSW

Date posted: 24 October 2012

Four health and community organisations have signed an historic partnership agreement to work together to improve health outcomes for the local Aboriginal community at La Perouse.

Guriwal Aboriginal Corporation, the La Perouse Aboriginal and United Men's Association, Eastern Sydney Medicare Local, and the Cancer Council NSW, signed on to formally work together to reduce cancer risks and improve access to local health services.

Guriwal Aboriginal Corporation manager, Karen Cooley, said the partnership was an important step forward towards closing the gap.

'Cancer affects many local Aboriginal people, families and the whole community, so it's time we joined forces to fight this and many other chronic diseases.' she said.

Source: National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation


Last updated: 24 October 2012
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