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    Central Australian Aboriginal Congress supports two new CTG headline indicators
    Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (Congress) today welcomed the release of the latest Close the Gap Progress and…
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    ISO accreditation marks Congress’ commitment to highest quality care
    Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (Congress) is pleased to announce that it is now certified against AS/ANZ ISO 9001:2008…
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    Support for Independent review of Aboriginal Social Housing provision in Central Australia
    The Central Australian Aboriginal Congress today added its voice to calls for an independent review of the management of…
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    Commitment to combat ‘ice’ addiction brings hope to disadvantaged communities
    Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (Congress) welcomes the Prime Minister’s announcement to invest $300 million to adopt…
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    Congress calls for the Central Desert remote childcare centres to reopen immediately
    The Central Australian Aboriginal Congress today added its voice for the three remote childcare centres in the region of the…
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    Racism is a significant barrier to Aboriginal health improvement
    “The public debate on racism that has been sparked by the way in which Adam Goodes has been treated, is vitally important for…
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    Alice Springs NAIDOC Celebrations
    Last week, Australians celebrated National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week, which is held each…
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    headspace works in partnership with a local Aboriginal health service to access marginalised youth
    The Central Australian Aboriginal Congress today expressed its concerns at the criticism of the national headspace program…
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    Congress to offer healthy lifestyle checks for young people at Lightning Carnival
    This Easter Weekend, Central Australian Aboriginal Congress will offer young people between the age of 15 and 24 years of age,…
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    Congress celebrates announcement of three-year funding for primary health care services
    Today Congress celebrates the Federal Government’s announcement to recommit to three-year funding agreements for Aboriginal…
  11. NT Legislative Assembly Committee leads the nation in its FASD report
    Central Australian Aboriginal Congress welcomes the report of the NT Legislative Select Committee on Foetal Alcohol Spectrum…
  12. Congress pays tribute to Kwementyaye Tilmouth
    Central Australian Aboriginal Congress offers its deepest condolences and sympathies to the family of Kwementyaye Tilmouth, and…
  13. Closing the Gap investment is working but much more can be achieved
    Central Australian Aboriginal Congress welcomes the Governments’ bipartisan approach to achieving Aboriginal health equality…
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    Alice Springs After Hours General Practice officially launched
    The Alice Springs After Hours General Practice service was officially launched last night at the Alice Springs Hospital by the…
  15. Health Minister Lambley takes alcohol treatment in NT to new level
    Central Australian Aboriginal Congress applauds Health and Alcohol Rehabilitation Minister, Robyn Lambley for the…
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    Congress calls for immediate resumption of water to Whitegate
    Central Australian Aboriginal Congress urges the NT Government to immediately reinstate the water supply to the Whitegate…
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    Alice Springs community paints town red, black and yellow for National Close the Gap Day
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    Closing the Gap is working but requires long term commitment
    The Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Aboriginal Corporation welcomed the latest Closing the Gap report card, calling for…
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    NT Government can’t have it both ways on youth interventions
    Central Australian Aboriginal Congress CEO Donna Ah Chee says that the NT Children and Families Minister John Elferink’s lack…
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    FPP Nurse Home Visitor Reflections
    A Day in the Life of a NHV – Community Visit. By Jane Boulton, FPP NHV
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    Amoonguna Celebrates 40 Years of Congress
    ‘Building familes: Strong children, strong future’ was the theme of a BBQ celebration at Amoonguna last week.…
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    New CCHEP Youth Sexual Health Resources Launched
    A new Indigenous youth sexual health education package was launched yesterday in Alice Springs.
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    Resource gives new life to sexual health education for Indigenous youth
    A new Indigenous youth sexual health education resource package was launched today in Alice Springs.
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    Congress President encourages community participation
    Are you a member of Congress? If you’re 18 or older, living in Central Australia and are Aboriginal, you can become a…
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    Hip Hop Show Celebrates World No Tobacco Day
    Kids from five local Alice Springs primary schools will take over the Alice Plaza stage to perform in a Hip Hop show.…
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    Dedication Reaps Reward for Congress Student Midwife
    Student Midwife Cherisse Buzzacott has been awarded with Rodanthe Lipsett Trust and Felicity Bundock scholarships.
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    headspace gets Colourful Against Homophobia
    headspace chalks up a DIY rainbow crossing in support of IDAHO.
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    Remote Eye Health Nurse Shortlisted for Top Honours
    With an ‘office’ covering an area of 1.2 million square kilometres and visits to 27 communities, Heather Wilson knows the…
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    Collective Action on Alcohol is Needed: Grog Rally Speech
    This speech was delivered by Congress CEO, Donna Ah Chee, at the public rally held on Monday 13 May 2013 at the Alice Springs…
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    Health, education, community-control: Donna Ah Chee in Lowitja Institute newsletter
    Congress CEO’s Guest Editorial in the April–May 2013 edition of Wangka Pulka, the Lowitja Institute newsletter.…
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    Listen to Me: Summit to unite bush voices for change
    UPDATE 13/05/13: This notice is to advise that the Kurunna Mwarre: Listen to me summit, due to be held at Ross River from…
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    Kurunna Mwarre Summit: 14-16 May 2013
    UPDATE 13/05/13: This notice is to advise that the Kurunna Mwarre: Listen to me summit, due to be held at Ross River from…
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    The Good Kidney Riddle: Preventing Disease and Dialysis in the Younger Generations
    The stark reality of the numbers of Aboriginal people on dialysis here in Alice Springs is a constant and real daily reminder…
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    Launch of Kidney Action Network
    The Kidney Action Network was launched in Alice Springs on World Kidney Day.
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    Launch of Kidney Action Network
    NGOs from across the Northern Territory and Central Australia, including the cross border regions of Northern Territory,…
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    Healthy Messages at Indigenous All Stars Game
    Health promotion was the message at the recent Indigenous All Stars AFL game in Alice Springs.
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    Early Childhood, Alcohol Reform key to Closing the Gap
    The Alice Springs Aboriginal health service, Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Aboriginal Corporation [‘Congress’],…
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    Indigenous Eye Health in the Spotlight
    Amoonguna community was part of a feature on Trachoma elimination on Channel 7 Weekend Sunrise.
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    Hospital Laundry throws in the towel to help Ingkintja
    Hospital donates much-needed towels to Ingkintja Male Health Centre.
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    Awards for Aboriginal Health Practitioners
    Congress Health Practitioners recognised in Excellence Awards.
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    Congress Moves to CATSI Act
    Members of Congress have voted for strong governance and the organisation will move to become registered under the CATSI Act.…
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    Congress moves to CATSI Act, Members vote for change
    Members of Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (‘Congress’) have voted to transfer the organisation to become registered…
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    Peer Support Boosts Spirits for Renal Clients
    A new Renal Primary Health Care program supports renal clients in Alice Springs.
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    Healthy Lifestyle Helps Close the Gap
    Congress Healthy Lifestyle and Tobacco Cessation Program supports local Aboriginal people wanting to make positive changes to…
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    Comprehensive Primary Health Care in the Spotlight
    World experts in Comprehensive Primary Health Care converged in Alice Springs.
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    headspace in the Community
    headspace is involved in many local events in the Alice Springs community.
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    Petrol, alcohol and other drugs require consistent regulation – not a ‘free for all’
    Central Australian Aboriginal Congress has expressed dismay at the news that the Senate Committee has recommended that the Low…
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    Preschool Readiness Program Wins Chronic Disease Award
    The importance of getting off to a good start at preschool was highlighted recently with an award for Central Australian…
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    Breast Screening Vital for Indigenous Women
    October is international Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but Congress Alukura women’s health service is getting in early to…
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    Learning is Lifelong at Congress
    Celebrated nationally each year, Adult Learners’ Week provides an opportunity to celebrate, promote and highlight the value…
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    Administrator’s Medal Awarded to Allied Health Team
    NT Administrator’s Medal for a Primary Health Care Team awarded to Congress Allied Health.
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    Unique Training Delivers for Congress Childcare
    Congress Childcare team members graduated recently with Certificate III in Children’s Services.
  1. On the 9th of June 1973, 100 Aboriginal people took their future back into
    their own hands.

    Central Australian Aboriginal Congress began at a meeting held on 9 June 1973. Congress' initial aims were to be a voice for the Aboriginal people of Central Australia on
    all matters that concerned them.

  2. Today, we provide more than 90,000 episodes of
    care each year.

    Congress delivers high-quality, innovative comprehensive primary health care services to Aboriginal people in Alice Springs, outstations within 100 km radius, and auspice services in five remote communities.

  3. Together, through self-determination, our people will change the status of our health for a positive future.

    We continue to advocate for early intervention, evidence-based practice and preventative measures to ensure we contribute to Closing the Gap on Aboriginal life expectancy.