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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Victorian Aboriginal palliative care program

 

Overview

The Victorian Aboriginal palliative care program (VAPCP) is coordinated by the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation and the Department of Health Victoria. The program aims to create a sustainable and culturally safe palliative care service system to enable Aboriginal people across Victoria to access palliative care services in the setting of their choice. A project officer provides state-wide support and advice to palliative care and Aboriginal health services around Aboriginal palliative care.

The VAPCP provides education and training, develops culturally appropriate resources, collects research and data, and contributes to the national Aboriginal palliative care discussion. The VAPCP supports the eight palliative care consortia and local Aboriginal health services to develop regionally based Aboriginal palliative care plans and partnerships.

The long term outcomes of the VAPCP are to:

 

Abstract adapted from the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

Contacts

Ellen Sheridan
Senior project officer
Palliative Care, Department of Health
Ph: (03) 9096 5296
Email: ellen.sheridan@health.vic.gov.au

Cherie Waight
Team Leader
Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
Ph: (03) 9419 3350
Email: cheriew@vaccho.com.au

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Last updated: 9 November 2011
 
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