Improving health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through community collaboration and healthcare service coordination

Conference Workshop: 24 May 2021 (SOLD OUT) | 2 Day Conference: 25-26 May 2021 | Post-Conference Workshop: 27 May 2021 (SOLD OUT)

 
Venue: Crystalbrook Riley (Address: 131-141 Esplanade, Cairns City QLD 4870)
Conference Room: Zones 1 to 3  |  Workshop Room: Zone 5 
 
The gap in health outcomes between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples remains unacceptably high. On a national level, the life expectancy gap has persisted at the same level since the introduction of the initial Closing the Gap targets. Prevention and treatment in chronic disease, oral health, eye health, diabetes, alcohol and drug abuse, maternal and infant health and nutrition are some of the most pressing challenges that face health services and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations. 
 
The Closing the Gap on Indigenous Health conference brings together over 35 expert speakers from the health sector to Cairns from 25-26 May 2021. Over the course of two days, they will share how they have kept communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic; forged partnerships with mainstream health services to deliver better health outcomes and engaged local communities for the more effective conception, development and delivery of health services.  
 
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COMMUNITY CHARITY PARTNER

 
 
The Palm Island Community Company (PICC) is a not-for-profit organisation that delivers human services, community capacity building and economic development programs on Palm Island. Through the establishment of a network of partnerships and collaborations, the ongoing recruitment and training of staff and an uncompromising attitude towards the building of community capacity, PICC continues to make a real difference in the lives of the people it serves. 
 
Boasting a successful history since it was established in 2007, PICC delivers innovative, community-driven programs that are squarely aimed at supporting and strengthening the social, cultural and economic fabric of the Palm Island community. 
 
A portion of proceeds from the Closing the Gap on Indigenous Health conference will go to our community charity partner PICC to support the delivery of their community-driven programs. 
 
 
 
PART OF AVENTEDGE INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY PROGRAMS
     
 
**Aventedge would like acknowledge the traditional owners of this country, and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging**

CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

 
MONDAY 24 MAY 2021, 9 AM – 4.30 PM (SOLD OUT)
THURSDAY 27 MAY 2021, 9AM - 4.30 PM (SOLD OUT)
 
STRATEGIES TO STRENGTHEN THE ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER HEALTH WORKFORCE   
Facilitated by: Tony Martens, Managing Director, Australian Training Works  
 
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce faces significant challenges in becoming strong, resilient and culturally supported. Improving Indigenous health outcomes requires a strong Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce. This workshop will focus on recruitment and retention; building skills and capacity; cultural support and increasing the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students undertaking health-related degrees and securing employment after graduation. 
 
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FEATURED SPEAKERS

Iris Raye

Chief Aboriginal Health Practitioner

NT Health

Kate Gallaway

Chief Executive Officer

NPA Family & Community Services

Michael Graham

Chief Executive Officer

Victorian Aboriginal Health Service

Jason King

Chief Medical Officer

Gurriny Yealamucka Health Service Aboriginal Corporation

Paul Penumala

Executive Strategy & Planning

Goondir Health Services

Mark Hammersley

Senior Residential Rehabilitation Manager – Men’s Program

Ngwala Willumbong Aboriginal Corporation

Mariah Andrews

Assistant Manager

Winja Ulupna Women’s Recovery Centre, Ngwala Willumbong Aboriginal Corporation

Nikki Trudgett

General Manager, Aboriginal Health & Wellbeing

Western NSW Primary Health Network

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REASONS TO ATTEND 

  • Discover how the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service and Gurriny Yealamucka Health Service Aboriginal Corporation have been able to keep their communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • Understand how to facilitate greater access to primary healthcare services for Indigenous clients with Western NSW Primary Health Network and Maari Ma Aboriginal Health Corporation
  • Learn how we can attract, retain and develop Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workers in the health sector with NT Health, Western NSW Local Health District, Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service and Health and Wellbeing Queensland
  • Find out how Metro North Hospital and Health Service has been able to effectively engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in the development of health programs for the community. 
  • Discover how the Australian Digital Health Agency is promoting the importance of digital health literacy in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to ensure equitable access to health services. 
  • Gain insight into how Goondir Health Services has harnessed virtual health and virtual reality services to empower chronic disease patients to self-manage their conditions, prolong their lives and improve quality of life. 
  • Learn how we can close the gap in dental health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with Orange Aboriginal Medical Service

WHO SHOULD ATTEND? 

This Forum is ideal for those responsible for designing, developing and delivering health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients including:
  • Government Departments and Agencies 
  • Public and Private Healthcare Providers 
  • Local Health Districts 
  • Aboriginal Corporations and Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations 
  • Primary Health Networks 
  • Community-Controlled and Allied Health Services
  • Not-for-Profit Organisations 
  • Health Councils and Associations 
 

TESTIMONIALS

GROUP DISCOUNTS

SEND 3 DELEGATES AND RECEIVE 10% OFF

SEND 5 DELEGATES AND RECEIVE 15% OFF

SEND 8 DELEGATES AND RECEIVE 20% OFF

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