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North Coast Area Health Service Aboriginal environmental health program

 

Overview

The purpose of this program is for the NSW Department of Health, through its North Coast Area Health Service (NCAHS), to work with Aboriginal communities to find and fix environmental health problems.

Many of the Aboriginal communities in the North Coast region are in remote locations and are on separate water and sewer systems to the town supply.

Environmental Health Officers (EHOs) from the Public Health Unit at the NCAHS regularly meet with these Aboriginal communities to work out what needs fixing and how.

Past programs run by communities and EHOs together focused on:

Abstract adapted from Mid North Coast Local Health District

Contacts

Environmental Health Section
Public Health Unit
North Coast Area Health Service
PO Box 498
31 Uralba Street
Lismore Vic 2480
Ph: (02) 6620 7527
Ph: (02) 6620 7525
Fax: (02) 6622 2151
Email: jsimp@nrhs.health.nsw.gov.au
Email: gsull@nrhs.health.nsw.gov.au

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Last updated: 9 September 2013
 
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