Who we are
The Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council (AH&MRC) assists the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) across NSW to ensure they have access to an adequately resourced and skilled workforce to provide high-quality health care services for Aboriginal communities.
The AH&MRC staff conduct is informed by the AH&MRC guiding principles:
The Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council of New South Wales (AH&MRC), formerly the Aboriginal Health Resource Co-op (AHRC) was established in 1985 following a recommendation of the Brereton Report by the NSW Aboriginal Task Force on Aboriginal Health in 1982-83.
The Report recognised Aboriginal community control as crucial in laying the foundation for a better standard of health care for Aboriginal people. One role recommended for the AH&MRC was to advise Ministers for Health & Aboriginal Affairs at State and Federal levels on Aboriginal health policy, programs and needs.