NACCHO chair encourages IGA applications

National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation Chair Matthew Cooke is encouraging all 150 member services to enter this year’s Indigenous Governance Awards (IGA).

This year, the awards will celebrate organisations that are developing local solutions to local problems with culture as a source of strength and innovation, and Mr Cooke says no one does it better than our Aboriginal community controlled health services.

“One of the NACCHO/QAIHC members, the institute for Urban Indigenous Health in Brisbane, became a finalist in 2014 for its ‘Work it Out’ and ‘Deadly Choices’ programs, which was a major achievement given they were  only in their fifth year of operation. This recognised how the programs impacted on the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in South-East Queensland,” he said.

“This is only one of the many potential award-winning health services that should be encouraged to enter these prestigious awards.”

Applications for the awards close on May 20.

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Article appeared in the April 6 print edition of the Koori Mail as part of NACCHO’s Health News update.