News

  1. Investing in local health; Congress to purchase Memo Club

    8th Feb

    The Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (Congress) has announced it will purchase the Memo Club building in Todd Street to bring many of its programs into one location… Read more.

  2. ​Southgate and Congress report into Congress primary health care service model now available

    20th Dec 2016

    A report into Congress’ model of community controlled comprehensive primary health care service delivery has been jointly published by Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity… Read more.

  3. Smoking ceremonies held to cleanse new clinics

    19th Dec 2016

    Congress’ new Larapinta and Sadadeen Clinics hosted a smoking ceremony this month inviting all clients living in the Larapinta and Sadadeen areas to… Read more.

  4. Congress awarded Teppa Hill site for new Early Childhood Learning Centre

    13th Dec 2016

    Late last month, Congress received advice from the NT Minister for Education, Eva Lawler MLA, that our tender for the Teppa Hill site was successful. Planning is well underway… Read more.

  5. Congress AHP trainees ready to learn

    13th Dec 2016

    On 11 November 2016 Congress commenced orientation of trainees enrolled in Congress Aboriginal Health Practitioner (AHP) Traineeship Program. The trainees and tobacco action… Read more.

  6. Congress Christmas and New Year Closure Notice

    8th Dec 2016

    Central Australian Aboriginal Congress will be reducing services during the Christmas and New Year period. The Gap Road Clinic will close on Christmas Day only, and remain open… Read more.

  7. Look and feel deadly – have a health check and receive a Deadly Choices t-shirt!

    30th Nov 2016

    Protecting your family starts with you. Have a health check once a year to stay healthy and prevent and reduce the effects of health issues. Look and feel… Read more.

  8. Voting now closed for Congress’ ​​three (3) member director positions

    19th Nov 2016

    Voting for Congress’ three (3) member director positions have now closed. Last minute voting will be allowed in person between 8.30am and 9.15am prior to the… Read more.

  9. Congress now accepting cadetship applications

    8th Nov 2016

    Congress is offering cadetship opportunities for Aboriginal students currently enrolled in fulltime study in a nursing, midwifery, other health, education, or corporate support… Read more.

  10. Congress 2016 Annual Report now available

    3rd Nov 2016

    The 2016 Congress Annual Report is now available for viewing on the Congress website here. The Annual Report provides an overview of activity and highlights at Congress from 1 July 2015 to… Read more.

  11. Congress ​AHP Traineeship Program Update

    3rd Nov 2016

    Advertising for AHP traineeship positions is now closed. Congress is in the process of finalising recruitment, with successful AHP trainees scheduled to commence on 10… Read more.

  12. Congress 2017 Cadetship Program

    3rd Nov 2016

    Congress is offering cadetship opportunities for Aboriginal students enrolled in full-time study in a nursing, midwifery, other health, education, or corporate support related… Read more.

  13. ​Accreditation assessments complete for all Congress clinics

    3rd Nov 2016

    Accreditation surveys have now been completed for all Congress clinics. No non-compliance issues were highlighted. This concludes Congress Aligned Accreditation review for… Read more.

  14. ​Support services available for those affected by Royal Commission into Youth Detention

    3rd Nov 2016

    Congress’ Social & Emotional Wellbeing Service (SEWB) has received funding from the Commonwealth Department of Social Services to provide a support service to children, young… Read more.

  15. Congress finalist in Northern Territory General Practice Education Training Award

    3rd Nov 2016

    Congress has been announced as a finalist in the NTGPE Training Award for the corporation’s work in training GP Registrars during 2015. Congress has a strong mantra to be… Read more.

  16. Congress celebrates major milestone: funding for a new Early Childhood Learning Centre

    3rd Nov 2016

    After years of lobbying, Congress has received $4m over two (2) years to deliver a new and innovative Early Childhood Learning Centre for Aboriginal children from disadvantaged,… Read more.

  17. Congress submission to the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review now available

    28th Oct 2016

    Congress has prepared a submission to the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review, recommending several changes seen as key to supporting improvements in primary… Read more.

  18. Voting now open for three (3) Congress member director positions

    21st Oct 2016

    Nominations for three (3) Congress member director positions have now closed and voting is now open, and all Congress members are invited to vote. All members will… Read more.

  19. Optimising health outcomes for Ntaria community

    10th Oct 2016

    A Memorandum of Understanding outlining the key responsibilities of Congress and Central Australia Health Service (CAHS) in the delivery of health services to the… Read more.

  20. Congress new Aboriginal Youth Advisory Group now recruiting

    5th Oct 2016

    Congress is seeking young Aboriginal people with an interest in joining Congress’ new Aboriginal Youth Advisory Group (AYAG). The aim of AYAG will be to provide feedback on… Read more.

  21. Congress town and Amoonguna clinics reaccredited

    30th Sep 2016

    After months of preparation, Congress town and Amoonguna clinics have been reaccredited with Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited (AGPAL) accreditation. AGPAL is a… Read more.

  22. Congress CEO delivers key note address at PHAA 44th Annual and 20th Chronic Diseases Network Conference

    21st Sep 2016

    Congress CEO, Donna Ah Chee delivered a key note address at the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) 44th Annual and 20th Chronic Diseases Network Conference in Alice Springs on… Read more.

  23. Gap Road Clinic to close at 6pm from 1 October 2016

    15th Sep 2016

    Congress has expanded its health services in Alice Springs with two new clinics in Sadadeen and Larapinta. With these expanded services, the Congress Gap Road Clinic After… Read more.

  24. Appointment of New Independent Director

    12th Sep 2016

    Congress welcomes Kerryne Liddle to the role of independent non-member director of Governance and Administration on the Congress board. Kerrynne Liddle has been… Read more.

  25. Join us for Alukura Women’s Health Day

    8th Sep 2016

    Congress’ Alukura Women’s Health Service will celebrate Women’s Health Day tomorrow Friday 9 September to raise awareness about women’s health issues and to encourage take up… Read more.

  26. Congress Link Up Service Coming Soon

    8th Sep 2016

    Congress is in the process of finalising recruitment for its new Link Up service, with the service expected to commence this month. The Link Up service will support the healing… Read more.

  27. Improvements in Childcare

    8th Sep 2016

    Congress’ Ampe Kenhe Apmere Childcare on Gap Rd in Alice Springs has undergone considerable change following the completion and implementation of an evidence-based Early Years… Read more.

  28. New name for Ingkintja Male Health Service

    8th Sep 2016

    The Male Health Subcommittee has adopted an expanded Arrernte name for Congress’ Ingkintja Male Health Service. Read more.

  29. Applications for Congress Member Board of Director positions now closed

    2nd Sep 2016

    Applications for Congress Member Board of Director positions are now closed for our 2016 nomination. In the event Congress received more nominations than vacancies,… Read more.

  30. Grant funding helps deliver vision

    29th Aug 2016

    Congress’ Eye Health Program has secured grant funding from the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) to supply ready-made magnifiers glasses and sunglasses to Aboriginal… Read more.

  31. New Larapinta and Sadadeen Clinics Now Open

    15th Aug 2016

    Congress’ new Larapinta and Sadadeen Clinics are now open. The clinics are located at Diarama Village and Sadadeen Shopping Complex. The clinics provide… Read more.

  32. New Larapinta and Sadadeen Clinics to open August 2016

    25th Jul 2016

    Central Australian Aboriginal Congress’ new Larapinta and Sadadeen Clinics will open Monday 15 August. The clinics will be located at Diarama Village and… Read more.

  33. New Ingkintja Appointment System

    31st May 2016

    Ingkintja Male Health Service has introduced an appointment system to help improve its service. Ingkintja clients can now make an appointment to see a doctor or health worker up to… Read more.

  34. Flu shot now available at all Congress clinics

    31st May 2016

    The flu is highly contagious. It spreads through coughing, touching and sneezing. The flu shot can help to stop infection in your nose, throat and lungs, fever, muscle aches and… Read more.

  35. Welcome to new Congress Director

    31st May 2016

    At the Congress Board of Directors meeting held 2 March 2016, it was decided that the casual vacancy caused by a director resignation be filled by a senior Arrernte woman. Marjorie… Read more.

  36. Congress Remote Allied Health Team community visiting dates

    5th Apr 2016

    Congress’ Remote Allied Health Team and endocrinologist will be in Mutitjulu community 6 - 7 April. The Congress podiatrist and visiting optometrist will… Read more.

  37. Close the Gap Day at Congress

    24th Mar 2016

    Alice Springs community members celebrated Close the Gap Day at Congress’ Main Clinic Service on Thursday 17 March, in a demonstration of support for Aboriginal health… Read more.

  38. UK sugar levy sweetens case for local glucose tax

    23rd Mar 2016

    Congress applauds UK health campaigners and parliament on the promise of a sugar levy to help tackle the nation’s mounting obesity crisis, and says it may encourage the Australian… Read more.

  39. ​Congress receives funding contract for Stolen Generation Service

    15th Mar 2016

    After months of negotiations, Congress has received the funding offer to deliver the Stolen Generation Service in Central Australia. The Stolen Generation service provides an… Read more.

  40. ​Ice’ support available

    15th Mar 2016

    Congress continues to provide support to families and individuals affected by ‘Ice’ and other drug use through its comprehensive and expert Social & Emotional Wellbeing Service… Read more.

  41. ​Ampe Kenhe Apmere Congress Child Care Centre building upgrade complete

    15th Mar 2016

    All services at Ampe Kenhe Apmere Congress Child Care Centre will resume this week as building works carried out on the premises over the last several months are completed. The… Read more.

  42. ​Close the Gap Day at Congress Main Clinic Service

    15th Mar 2016

    Congress is hosting a celebration for all community members to commemorate National Close the Gap Day this week on Thursday 17 March 2016. Event DetailsDate: Thursday 17 March… Read more.

  43. Congress Celebrates International Women’s Day

    9th Mar 2016

    Congress’ Alukura Women’s Health Service celebrated International Women’s Day on Tuesday 8 March, hosting an open day for Aboriginal women to access information about Alukura… Read more.

  44. Alice Springs NAIDOC Celebrations

    15th Jul 2015

    Last week, Australians celebrated National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week, which is held each year from the first to second Sunday in July; a tradition… Read more.

  45. Alice Springs community paints town red, black and yellow for National Close the Gap Day

    4th Apr 2014

    The Alice Springs community celebrated this year’s National Close the Gap Day in flying colours, calling for a continued commitment by Government to invest in improving health and… Read more.

  46. FPP Nurse Home Visitor Reflections

    1st Aug 2013

    A Day in the Life of a NHV – Community Visit. By Jane Boulton, FPP NHV Each Wednesday, two teams of a of a Nurse Home Visitor (NHV) and an Aboriginal Community Worker (ACW) make the… Read more.

  47. Amoonguna Celebrates 40 Years of Congress

    20th Jun 2013

    ‘Building familes: Strong children, strong future’ was the theme of a BBQ celebration at Amoonguna last week. Member from the community, located 15 km south east of Alice Springs,… Read more.

  48. New CCHEP Youth Sexual Health Resources Launched

    14th Jun 2013

    A new Indigenous youth sexual health education package was launched yesterday in Alice Springs. The package of resources is part of the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress’… Read more.

  49. Congress President encourages community participation

    12th Jun 2013

    Are you a member of Congress? If you’re 18 or older, living in Central Australia and are Aboriginal, you can become a member and have your say. In an interview on CAAMA Radio,… Read more.

  50. Hip Hop Show Celebrates World No Tobacco Day

    29th May 2013

    Kids from five local Alice Springs primary schools will take over the Alice Plaza stage to perform in a Hip Hop show. The show has been organised by the Central Australian Aboriginal… Read more.

  51. Dedication Reaps Reward for Congress Student Midwife

    21st May 2013

    Student Midwife Cherisse Buzzacott has been awarded with Rodanthe Lipsett Trust and Felicity Bundock scholarships. She was the first Aboriginal woman to graduate with a Bachelor of… Read more.

  52. headspace gets Colourful Against Homophobia

    21st May 2013

    headspace chalks up a DIY rainbow crossing in support of IDAHO. The International Day Against Homophobia, held on May 17 every year, is a rallying event offering an opportunity for… Read more.

  53. Remote Eye Health Nurse Shortlisted for Top Honours

    17th May 2013

    With an ‘office’ covering an area of 1.2 million square kilometres and visits to 27 communities, Heather Wilson knows the meaning of remote. The nurse, who is the Regional Eye… Read more.

  54. Health, education, community-control: Donna Ah Chee in Lowitja Institute newsletter

    10th May 2013

    Congress CEO’s Guest Editorial in the April–May 2013 edition of Wangka Pulka, the Lowitja Institute newsletter. I am fortunate to have been appointed recently as the Chief… Read more.

  55. Kurunna Mwarre Summit: 14-16 May 2013

    9th Apr 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 Tuesday 14 to Thursday 16 May, has been… Read more.

  56. Launch of Kidney Action Network

    15th Mar 2013

    The Kidney Action Network was launched in Alice Springs on World Kidney Day. Family. Country. Compassion. Hope. These words, written onto a sea of purple balloons, were a… Read more.

  57. Healthy Messages at Indigenous All Stars Game

    11th Feb 2013

    Health promotion was the message at the recent Indigenous All Stars AFL game in Alice Springs. Alice Springs and the Central Australian community was the winner last week, following… Read more.

  58. Indigenous Eye Health in the Spotlight

    1st Feb 2013

    Amoonguna community was part of a feature on Trachoma elimination on Channel 7 Weekend Sunrise. As an Australia Day special, Channel 7’s Weekend Sunrise program was broadcast live… Read more.

  59. Hospital Laundry throws in the towel to help Ingkintja

    18th Jan 2013

    Hospital donates much-needed towels to Ingkintja Male Health Centre. It’s fresh news for Ingkintja this week, with the Alice Springs Hospital Laundry donating 55 towels to the male… Read more.

  60. Awards for Aboriginal Health Practitioners

    14th Dec 2012

    Congress Health Practitioners recognised in Excellence Awards. On Friday 14 December, the 2012 Aboriginal Health Worker Excellence Awards were held at Parliament House in… Read more.

  61. Congress Moves to CATSI Act

    14th Dec 2012

    Members of Congress have voted for strong governance and the organisation will move to become registered under the CATSI Act. In what is undoubtedly a monumental decision, the members… Read more.

  62. Peer Support Boosts Spirits for Renal Clients

    1st Dec 2012

    A new Renal Primary Health Care program supports renal clients in Alice Springs. For people with chronic kidney disease, options for treatment require a big change to routine and… Read more.

  63. Healthy Lifestyle Helps Close the Gap

    1st Dec 2012

    Congress Healthy Lifestyle and Tobacco Cessation Program supports local Aboriginal people wanting to make positive changes to health and lifestyle. Ever thought about quitting… Read more.

  64. Comprehensive Primary Health Care in the Spotlight

    30th Nov 2012

    World experts in Comprehensive Primary Health Care converged in Alice Springs. A symposium focussing on the future of primary health care in Australia was held in late November 2012… Read more.

  65. headspace in the Community

    16th Nov 2012

    headspace is involved in many local events in the Alice Springs community. The headspace Central Australia team held a stall as part of the Alice Springs Town Council Night Markets in… Read more.

  66. Preschool Readiness Program Wins Chronic Disease Award

    20th Sep 2012

    The importance of getting off to a good start at preschool was highlighted recently with an award for Central Australian Aboriginal Congress’ Preschool Readiness Program. The… Read more.

  67. Administrator’s Medal Awarded to Allied Health Team

    1st Jul 2012

    NT Administrator’s Medal for a Primary Health Care Team awarded to Congress Allied Health. They traverse an area of approximately 1.2 million square kilometres, consult with more… Read more.

  68. Unique Training Delivers for Congress Childcare

    22nd May 2012

    Congress Childcare team members graduated recently with Certificate III in Children’s Services. For five local indigenous early childhood educators, Friday 22 May 2012 marked the… Read more.