Explore Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services in the Great Southern

Working in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services presents diverse new challenges in the provision of comprehensive, clinical primary health care services and provides the unique opportunity to make a real impact on the health outcomes throughout regional Indigenous communities.

There is one Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service operating in the Great Southern region.

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As part of the WA Country Health Service, the Great Southern Aboriginal Health Service works in partnership with Aboriginal communities and health service providers in the Great Southern region to provide culturally appropriate health care to meet the needs of the region’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

This is done through the National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Health (NSFATSIH) 2003-2013, with a focus on:

strengthening comprehensive primary health care;
addressing emotional and social wellbeing (including alcohol and drugs); and
addressing the pre-determinants of chronic disease (including nutrition and physical activity, and child and maternal health).

For more information, visit the WA Country Health Service website.