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Date posted: 1 December 2011
An innovative employment program, which is helping to retain and attract Aboriginal people to the health sector in Western Australia (WA), took out a major prize at last night's 2011 WA Health Awards.
The awards, now in their sixth year, recognise individuals and organisations who have demonstrated best practice in WA's health system.
The Indigenous employment program, run by the WA Country Health Service (WACHS), took out the Director General's Award for its role in helping Aboriginal people gain employment in the health sector in the Pilbara region of north-western Australia.
In the past 12 months, more than 30 people have been employed under the program, and the program's scholarship component has supported local Aboriginal people to undertake further studies.
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