Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council of NSW

NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) SUPPORT: If you have any emerging operational concerns or queries in relation to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) please contact your AH&MRC Regional Coordinator or phone us on 02 9212 4777. If you feel unwell with any flu-like symptoms please stay home and arrange to get a COVID-19 test. You can contact Health Direct Helpline on 1800 022 222 (FREE CALL) and speak with registered nurses who are available 24 hours, 7 days a week. For the latest information on COVID – 19 please visit the Department of Health COVID-19 and NSW Health COVID-19 websites.

Media Releases

Innovative #swab4mob campaign launches to encourage COVID-19 testing and keep Aboriginal Communities safe, healthy and strong

November 24th, 2020

The Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW (AH&MRC) have partnered with The National Association of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Practitioners (NAATSIHWP) and other Aboriginal organisations to launch #swab4mob; a campaign aimed at urging Aboriginal Communities to protect their families by getting COVID-19 testing if they feel unwell. While there...

AH&MRC’s NAIDOC Week Portrait Series

November 11th, 2020

AH&MRC’s NAIDOC Week Portrait Series celebrates the skills, strength and diversity of Aboriginal people working in the Aboriginal community-controlled healthcare sector  The Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council (AH&MRC) NADIOC Portrait Series profiles five Aboriginal people who have each made a significant contribution to the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people in NSW. The five nominees were selected based on nominations received from Community members, and people working...

Government announces $2 billion dollars for ongoing COVID-19 health response

September 22nd, 2020

Last week, the Morrison Government announced an additional $2 billion to extend the COVID-19 health response until 31 March 2021. The additional funding increases the Government’s COVID-19 health response to more than $16.5 billion since March 2020. The extra funding covers Medicare-subsidised telehealth and pathology services, GP-led respiratory clinics, home medicines delivery, extended public and...

BHP Vital Resources Fund gives $3.3 million for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations

May 13th, 2020

BHP’s Vital Resources Fund will provide more than $3.3 million (AUD) in funding to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander controlled community health services across Australia, as part of new partnerships established to support communities through the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will support peak Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health councils and Aboriginal and Torres Strait...

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