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Aboriginal Chronic Care Program (ACCP): Murr-roo-ma Dhun-Barn

 

Overview

The Aboriginal Chronic Care Program (ACCP): Murr-roo-ma Dhun-Barn (Worimi language for 'to make strong') aims to close the gap in chronic conditions for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who come into contact with the criminal justice system in New South Wales (NSW).

The program is operational in 16 correctional facilities (including 15 adult facilities and one juvenile facility).

ACCP began in 2001 as a pilot project for the NSW Aboriginal Vascular Health Program, and was initially trialled in three adult sites. The healthcare team consist of Justice Health nursing professionals and Aboriginal Health Workers from partnering Aboriginal community controlled health services.

ACCP aims to address chronic conditions and their risk factors among Aboriginal prisoners, including:

Services provided include:

Abstract adapted from Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network

Contacts

Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network
PO Box 150
Matraville NSW 2036
Ph: (02) 9700 3000
Fax: (02) 9700 3744
Email: jhadmin@justicehealth.nsw.gov.au

Damien House
Aboriginal Chronic Care Coordinator
Ph: (02) 9700 2205

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Last updated: 1 May 2017
 
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