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Gascoyne Aboriginal community consultation



The Gascoyne Aboriginal community consultation provided an opportunity for Indigenous people in the Gascoyne region to participate in planning aimed at assisting youth to achieve their goals in school, training and work.

Joan Whitehead, Health Promotion Officer of the Gascoyne Aboriginal Health Unit, consulted with Indigenous people through the creation of a reference group. The reference group was pivotal in engaging community members and encouraging them to share their ideas on how agencies can assist Indigenous youth.

A set of recommendations were produced to inform agency planning for Indigenous youth. The five main recommendations were:

The consultation process was documented in detail to inform and strengthen future community consultation methods with Indigenous people.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract


WA Centre for Rural Health
A Frame building
167 Fitzgerald St
PO Box 109
Geraldton WA 6531
Ph: (08) 9956 0200
Fax: (08) 9964 2096

Related publications

Whitehead J (2009)

Gascoyne Aboriginal community consultation report.

Geraldton, WA: Combined Universities Centre for Rural Health


Last updated: 24 September 2014
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