Public Health

The Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council (AH&MRC) Public Health Team is devoted to working in partnership with Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs), government and non-government agencies in order to improve health outcomes for the Aboriginal peoples of New South Wales.

Culture and heritage are vitally important to us here at the AH&MRC. For this reason, we endeavour to remain at the forefront of supporting the delivery of services that are culturally responsible and respectful.

The Public Health Team aims to improve and promote Aboriginal health and well-being and to prevent and treat diseases effectively.

The AH&MRC Public Health Team works with members and other key stakeholders to facilitate a range of activities including:

  • Cancer prevention, screening, treatment and support
  • Tobacco & smoking cessation
  • Rheumatic heart disease
  • Chronic health conditions
  • Mental health
  • Sexual health
  • Your Health Your Future
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Influenza preparedness