Aboriginal Health Workers

Under the Chronic Disease Management and Prevention Program (CDMPP) Aboriginal Health Worker strategy, selected practices are supported to increase access to qualified Aboriginal Health Workers (AHW) where there is a demonstrated need and where Aboriginal patients form a significant part of the practice population demographic. As a member of the local practice team, better access to AHW resources will support general practice teams to engage Aboriginal people with chronic disease more effectively in their care.

Benefits of the program

  • Improve quality and cultural safety
  • Strengthen Closing the Gap (CTG) outcome measures
  • Additional AHW workforce support
  • Improved enrolment of patients in planned care under CTG
  • Increased cultural knowledge and competency within the local practice clinical team Improved systems to support multidisciplinary team based care
  • Better linkage to and uptake of ACCHO chronic disease model of care
  • Collaboration with other practices as part of the Quality Improvement (QI)

To find out more about the Aboriginal Health Worker Services or to obtain information regarding our providers in your community, please contact the NSW Outback Division of General Practice in Bourke on 02 68 724 777.