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Health services programs in prisons

This section provides details and links for health services and their programs and projects available in prison to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander offender population.

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The programs, projects and lessons learned have been rated to the left. The items are listed by title, but you can also select to list them by reach, focus, start date and end date.


Details and links (where available) relating to relevant programs, projects and lessons learned are collected here.

When you click on one of the headings of the table, the list will be sorted according to that heading. For more information about the program, click on the title.

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Title Reach Focus
Aboriginal chronic care program (ACCP): Murr-roo-ma dhun-barn NSW
Aboriginal family visits program VIC
Aboriginal visitors scheme (AVS) WA
Aboriginal youth health access program NSW
Alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (Gateway Health) VIC
Balund-a NSW
Beyond the bars VIC
Breaking the cycle WA
Brothers inside NSW
Developing a best practice model of holistic health service delivery for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander inmates of the Alexander Maconochie Correctional Centre in the ACT ACT
Drug substitution options and support (SOS) SA
Dthina yuwali NSW
Elders visiting program NT
Ending family violence QLD
Ending offending QLD
Female group WA
Female relapse prevention WA
Getting SMART: moderate intensity substance abuse program and SMART recovery program QLD
Health care for prisoners NSW
High intensity violent offending program: cognitive self change and making choices QLD
Improving the health of Indigenous and non-Indigenous ex-prisoners: a multi-jurisdictional mixed-methods study WA
Indigenous men managing anger and substance use (IMMASU) WA
Indigenous sexual offending program QLD
Inside parenting program VIC
Jailbreak health project NSW
Karrka Kirnti Aboriginal women's cultural program NSW
Koori cognitive skills program VIC
Koori offender support and mentoring program VIC
Lurrtjurringa lan program WA
Mad bastards National
Making changes SA
Making choices: moderate intensity men's program for general offending QLD
Making choices: moderate intensity women's program for general offending QLD
Marumali program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander inmates National
Mental health alcohol tobacco and other drugs service (MHATODS) QLD
No bars NSW
Pathways program WA
Pathways: high intensity substance abuse program National
Prison based treatment for alcohol and other related drug use among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people NSW
Project 10% QLD
Pups in prison National
Rumbalara alcohol and other drugs program VIC
Sexual health and attitudes of Australian prisoners National
Sisters Inside sexual assault counselling service QLD
SMART recovery National
Surveillance and treatment of prisoners with hepatitis C (SToP-C) NSW
The Juvenile offender sexual and reproductive health (JOSH) survey NSW
Transitions: release preparation program QLD
Turning point QLD
Understanding and working with anger in male Indigenous people in prison settings SA
West Kimberley regional prison project WA
Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service holistic health care for prison model ACT
Winunga prison health study ACT
Yannabil youth justice Koori visitors program VIC
Yetta Dhinnakal Correctional Centre NSW
Last updated: 2 April 2015
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