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The Working Together project aims to increase the number of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people accessing cancer services within southern New South Wales. The Working Together team works with the area's Aboriginal health manager and local health care workers, taking a collaborative approach to develop accessible, culturally appropriate and secure health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with cancer.
The project aims to:
- engage with local Aboriginal communities and, with them, identify strategies for increasing their access to cancer services
- develop and pilot culturally sensitive cancer training and support to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal staff
- pilot outreach cancer services with Aboriginal communities
- develop and pilot educational resources about cancer with, and for, Aboriginal people
- value and build respectful and equal working relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal staff in the region
- commit to culturally sensitive processes throughout the project.
The Working Together project was funded by the Cancer Institute NSW Health Innovations Grants program round 2 and auspiced by Greater Southern Area Health Service, NSW Health.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract
Cancer Institute NSW
Australian Technology Park
Level 9, 8 Central Avenue
Eveleigh NSW 2015
Ph: (02) 8374 5600
Fax: (02) 8374 3600
Simpson L, Zubrzycki J, Reid I, Jones V (2011)
A good way of doing business! Working together to achieve improved outcomes for Aboriginal people in NSW cancer services.
Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 35(2): 12-15
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