Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council of NSW

Media Releases

Mass-vaccination of Aboriginal people in regional, rural and remote communities of Northern NSW made possible by partnership of Aboriginal Health Organisations

September 1st, 2021

Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) in New South Wales (NSW) delivering action and leadership for their communities by partnering with essential organisations to upscale the vaccine rollout in ‘hard to reach’ Aboriginal communities. Bulgarr Ngaru Medical Aboriginal Corporation, Bullinah Aboriginal Health Service and Rekindle the Spirit have been working in partnership with NSW Police,...

NSW State Budget: A Step in Right Direction However Partnership and Shared Decision Making Is Vital to Ensure Funding Makes a Difference to Aboriginal Communities.

June 28th, 2021

On 22 June 2021, the New South Wales Treasurer, Dominic Perrottet, delivered the 2021-22 State Budget. Under a commitment to enhance Aboriginal communities, the government has earmarked $995 million for Indigenous specific programs and services, including $43.7 million to support Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs), especially in Regional NSW. This is a major advancement for...

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 –...

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