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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

'Close the gap' Aboriginal sexual health program

 

Overview

The 'Close the gap' Aboriginal sexual health program was developed by SHine SA after receiving funding from the National Indigenous Partnerships (Indigenous early childhood development and 'close the gap' on Indigenous sexual and reproductive health). The overall purpose of both programs is to enhance the sexual and reproductive health, wellbeing and safety of young Aboriginal South Australians. It comprises two distinct programs:

Investing in Aboriginal youth program
This program aims to improve the sexual health literacy of Aboriginal young people and encourage positive and respectful relationships. It is aimed at health, education and community workers, and Aboriginal young people within rural, remote and metropolitan Aboriginal communities. The initiatives of the program include delivering training to workers, producing culturally sensitive resources, engaging parents in the program and offering small community grants to develop related projects.

Aboriginal focus schools program
This program has been developed for school students in years five to ten and aims to improve their sexual health literacy and build skills relating to cultivating healthy relationships. The program's strategies target principals, teachers, Anangu Education Workers, Aboriginal Community Education Officers, parents and school communities to build their capacity in delivering these initiatives.

Contacts

SHine SA East/West team
GP Plus Health Care Centre
64c Woodville Road
Woodville SA 5011
PO Box 76
Woodville SA 5011
Ph: (08) 8300 5300

SHine SA Northern team
43 Peachey Road
Davoren Park SA 5113
PO Box 719
Davoren Park SA 5113
Ph: (08) 8256 0700

SHine SA Southern team
19-23 Beach Road
Christies Beach SA 5165
PO Box 330
Christies Beach SA 5165
Ph: (08) 8186 8600

Email: info@shinesa.org.au

Close the Gap
GP Plus Health Care Centre
64c Woodville Road
Woodville SA 5011
PO Box 76
Woodville SA 5011
Ph: (08) 8300 5300

Workforce Development & Resources Team
GP Plus Health Care Centre
64c Woodville Road
Woodville SA 5011
PO Box 76
Woodville SA 5011

Course Administration
Ph: (08) 8300 5317
Email: SHineSACourses@health.sa.gov.au

Library
Ph: (08) 8300 5312
Email: SHineSALibrary@health.sa.gov.au

Resource Centre
Ph: (08) 8300 5311
Email: ShineSAResources@health.sa.gov.au

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Last updated: 10 May 2011
 
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