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The Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA) annual state sector conference, 'Building and securing our future - Aboriginal community controlled health services WA 2013', brings together WA's health professionals working in Indigenous health.
The Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA) annual state sector conference, held at the Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle, focused on Aboriginal community controlled health services in Western Australia (WA). The conference theme, ‘building and securing our future', was highlighted with a panel discussion on the first day. The conference was aimed at health care professionals working in the Aboriginal community controlled health organisation (ACCHO) sector and those working more generally in Indigenous health in WA with presentations on: AHCWA's role, Medicare Locals, tobacco cessation and healthy lifestyle programs, updates on the Tackling Indigenous smoking initiative and Suicide Prevention Taskforce, and mental health.
Anomie from the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet held an internet café on day one of the conference. Delegates were interested in learning about the new continuous professional development (CPD) section of the HealthInfoNet website as well as the large range of WA resources and publications available on the site, and the Western Australian Indigenous Health Promotion Network (WAIHPN) yarning place. The AHCWA annual state sector conference was attended by 160 delegates.
Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia
2 Bulwer Street
Perth WA 6000
PO Box 8493
Perth WA 6849
Ph: (08) 9227 1631
Fax: (08) 9228 1099 or
Fax: (08) 9228 4759