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This project aimed to reduce the burden of cancer in Aboriginal communities and build the capacity of health professionals working in cancer care in New South Wales.
The objectives included:
This project was a collaboration between the Cancer Institute NSW, Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council, Cancer Council NSW, and NSW Ministry of Health.
Abstract adapted from Cancer Institute NSW.
Aboriginal Health & Research Council of New South Wales
Level 3, 66 Wentworth Avenue
Surry Hills NSW 2010
PO Box 1565
Strawberry Hills NSW 2012
Ph: (02) 9212 4777
Fax: (02) 9212 7211
This booklet highlights the activities of Aboriginal Health Workers, Aboriginal community controlled health services and mainstream health services to reduce the impact of cancer in Aboriginal communities in New South Wales. The stories feature innovative and locally designed programs that emphasise the importance and effectiveness of culturally appropriate cancer support and screening services for Aboriginal people. It includes the experiences of Aboriginal people in developing these initiatives, as well as some practical solutions for Aboriginal people, health professionals and organisations wanting to improve or set up cancer support services within their own community.
Abstract adapted from Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW