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Victorian Aboriginal Palliative Care Program



The Victorian Aboriginal Palliative Care ProgramĀ (VAPCP) is coordinated by the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) 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 Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO)


Palliative Care Team
Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO)
17-23 Sackville Street
Collingwood Vic 3066
PO Box 1328
Collingwood Vic 3066
Ph: (03) 9411 9411
Fax: (03) 9411 9599

Related publications

Providing culturally appropriate palliative care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: resource kit (2004)

Mungabareena Aboriginal Corporation, Wodonga Insitute of TAFE, Mercy Health Service Albury (Palliative Care)

This resources was produced as part of the National Indigenous palliative care project. It is divided into three sections:

This resource helps to operationalize the findings, making them usable and relevant to practitioners and palliative care organisations.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract


Last updated: 15 August 2016
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