Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council of NSW

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Media Releases

New position supports NDIS access for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples living with a disability

December 2nd, 2020

Last month, the Federal Government announced funding of $5.9 million over the next two years to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have better access to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). As part of this, The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) received funding to assist Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation –...

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...