Explore Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services in the KimberleyWorking in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services presents diverse 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 are a number of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services operating n the Kimberley region.
Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services (KAMS)
The Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services (KAMS) is a regional Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service (ACCHS), providing a collective voice and support for a network of member ACCHS from towns and remote communities across the Kimberley region. It provides centralised advocacy and resource support for a number of independent member services, including:
• Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service (BRAMS)
• Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service (OVAHS)
• Derby Aboriginal Health Service
• Yura Yungi Medical Service (YYMS)
• Beagle Bay Health Services (KAMS Remote Clinic)
• Bidyadanga Community (KAMS Remote Clinic)
• Nirrumbuk Aboriginal Corporation
In addition, KAMS provides direct clinical services in a number of remote Aboriginal communities across the region.
For more information, visit the KAMS website.
Nindilingarri Cultural Health Services (NCHS)
Nindilingarri Cultural Health Services is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation based in Fitzroy Crossing. It provides a range of health services for those living in the Fitzroy Crossing area including alcohol, drug and mental health services, health promotion, environmental health services and home and community care services.
For more information, visit the NCHS website.
Ngnowar Aerwah Aboriginal Corporation
The Ngnowar Aerwah Aboriginal Corporation, based in Wyndham, mainly focuses on providing alcohol and drug services (including a Rehabilitation Centre) and mental health services for those living in and around the Wyndham area. In addition, Ngnowar Aerwah provides 24-hour emergency accommodation and support for women and children affected by domestic violence and homelessness.
For more information, visit their website.