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The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) annual report was released to members with a speech by chairperson, Justin Mohamed, in Brisbane.
Mohamed drew inspiration from the first Aboriginal Medical Service in Redfern, noting the current ‘incredible network of community controlled health services which is advocating for, and achieving, better health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people around Australia.'
The Chairperson outlined the leadership and staff changes within the organisation as well as the leadership NACCHO has provided in shaping the direction of Aboriginal health in this country, particularly:
In his speech, Mohamed highlighted three key strategic directions for NACCHO:
Mohamed spoke about his role in shaping the national reform of Aboriginal health in regard to the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health plan (NATSIHP), Medicare Locals (ML), the National primary health care review and the International-UN resolution, where, with the Deputy chair, he put forward four recommendations for agenda item 4a: Implementation of the United Nations declaration on the rights of Indigenous Peoples: discussion on the rights of Indigenous Peoples to health.
The permanent forum accepted and included two final recommendations:
Please see the links below for the full speech and NACCHO's 2011-12 annual report.
Source: NACCHO media