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Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service holistic health care for prison model

 

Overview

This model was developed through the Winunga prison health study, and run by Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service (WNAHS). The model was developed for holistic care in prison, and consisted of three parts: Health Service coordination; strategies to manage recidivism; and integration strategies. The model takes into consideration the holistic care necessary for those on remand, sentenced prisoners, but their families as well, both for those in prison and on release. The model also shows that health, family and spirituality are the three supporting components of those incarcerated and released in the community.

The development of the model was based on experience through the provision of a health service to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander inmates of two NSW prisons and the ACT Remand Centres over a period of eight years, combined with data gained from Australian and international literature, and interviews with 22 ex-prisoners, 17 families of prisoners and 39 representatives of health and justice support organisations in the ACT.

Contacts

Winnunga Nimmityjah
63 Boolimba Crescent
Narrabundah ACT 2604
Ph: (02) 6284 6222
Fax: (02) 6284 6200

Related publications

Poroch N, Tongs J, Longford E, Keed S (2012)

Aboriginal health workers at Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service caring for the needs of Aboriginal people in the new ACT prison and the needs of their families.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 36(1): 6-8, 17

Tongs J, Chatfield H, Arabena K (2007)

The Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service holistic health care for prison model.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 31(6): 6-8

Poroch N, Boyd K, Tongs J, Sharp P, Longford E, Keed S (2011)

We're struggling in here! : the phase 2 study into the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the ACT Alexander Maconochie Centre and the needs of their families.

Narrabundah, A.C.T: Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service

Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service (2007)

You do the crime you do the time: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experiences of prison life and afterwards.

Narrabundah, ACT: Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service

Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service (2007)

You do the crime you do the time: best practice model of holistic health service delivery for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander inmates of the ACT Prison.

Narrabundah, ACT: Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service

This report details the findings from the Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service study into a best practice model of holistic health service delivery for Aboriginal inmates at the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Alexander Maconochie Centre. This report outlines a number of recommendations that resulted from the study, including:

Abstract adapted from the Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service

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Last updated: 10 January 2014
 
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