Background to Program
The AH&MRC is currently establishing the NSW Aboriginal Sexual and Reproductive Health Program as part of the National Partnership Agreement on Indigenous Early Childhood Development (NPA -IECD). NPA -IECD has been established to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in their early years and to contribute to Closing the Gap inititives.
Program objectives are:
- To establish and support the NSW Aboriginal sexual and reproductive health network
- To assist the sexual reproductive health work force in providing health promotion and education to Aboriginal youth ages 12 - 19.
- To develop Aboriginal specific resources for sexual and reproductive health
- To work with the NSW Aboriginal STI/HIV/Hepatitis and Related Workers Network to identify related programs, services and resources and how to access them.
- To support in the development and implementation of state-wide social marketing initiatives
Current activities of the program include:
- Establishing NSW Aboriginal Sexual and Reproductive Health Network Workshop
The AH&MRC invited the NSW Aboriginal Sexual and Reproductive Health Network to take part in a two day workshop in Sydney on the 24th and 25th of March 2010 to establish a support network.
- Establishing Working Group to Resource working group
To create an increased collaborative approach to resource development in particularly regarding the creation of sexual reproductive health resources in NSW.
STI & BBV Manual - 2nd Edition (2013)
The AH&MRC launched the 2nd Edition of the "STI & BBV Manual: Early Detection and Treatment" on the 22nd November 2013. This Manual is for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services, specialist sexual health services, General Practice clinics and other services which deliver primary health care. Download your free copy below:
It's Your Choice! Have A Voice! Rights, Respect and Responsibility
The "It's Your Choice! Have A Voice! Rights, Respect and Responsibility" campaign supports young Aboriginal people to feel empowered and to make informed decisions as well as developing an understanding about the negative impacts of drug and alcohol misuse. The program launched in Balranald on 1st August 2011 with the official closing to be held in Sydney on 23rd September, 2011.
Evaluation of the ‘IT’S YOUR CHOICE, HAVE A VOICE’ campaign
''Use Condoms & Enjoy your Freedom'' campaign
Sexual Health messages on Koori radio
These messages were developed for Koori Radio, and are available for use.
The Aboriginal Health College is currently developing a module about Sexual Reproductive Health.