After many months of community consultation, planning and negotiation, Congress is proud to welcome Imanpa and Yulara communities into the Aboriginal community controlled service delivery model.
This process has been managed in careful partnership with the communities and NT Health, so as to ensure a smooth transition for community members and staff alike.
Congress CEO Donna Ah Chee said of the change:
“Aboriginal community controlled health service delivery is recognised as best practice for Aboriginal health, and the further development of the ACCHS sector is a key part of the Closing the Gap commitments that all governments have signed. This is because, for every dollar spent there is a greater return in health improvement for our people with this model of health care.
“ACCHSs are better able to provide Aboriginal people with the services that are most needed, when they are most needed and ensure cultural responsiveness; including providing greater Aboriginal employment.
“We are pleased to have worked closely with local community members, and with NT Health, to ensure this transition is smooth and that community voices are heard. We proudly welcome this region into the Aboriginal community controlled health services network.”
You can read NTG’s statement about the transition here.