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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Hunter New England Aboriginal employment program

 

Overview

Hunter New England Aboriginal employment program aims to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people working in the Hunter New England Local Health District (HNELHD) with the aim of improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the area.

HNELHD recognised by having Aboriginal people employed in the organisation it provided many benefits such as:

At the time of the implementation of the program HNELHD aimed to have the proportion of its workforce that are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander at least equal to the proportion in its catchment population.  An interim target was set to achieve 2.6% Aboriginal employment representation by December 2009.

In 2009 other training programs, in addition to the cadetships, were progressed in the aim to successfully employ:

The program implementation resulted in:

Abstract adapted from Australian Resource Centre for Healthcare Innovations

Contacts

Julie Smith
Manager of Aboriginal Employment
Hunter New England Local Health District
Ph: (02) 4985 3286
Email: Julie.Smith@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au

Kerindy Clarke
Aboriginal Employment Officer
Hunter New England Health District
Ph: (02) 4985 3161
Email: Kerindy.Clarke@hnehealth.nse.gov.au

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Last updated: 9 July 2014
 
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