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Better Cardiac Care for Aboriginal People, Burlu Kirra Kirra/Na

Better Cardiac Care for Aboriginal People, Burlu Kirra Kirra/Na

This project aims to improve patient outcomes for Aboriginal people with cardiac conditions in far west NSW, starting with the Broken Hill Catchment Region, by providing access to a cultural specific program in the identified communities.
Far West Local Health District
Added: 19 November 2018|Last updated: 13 December 2018
Bridging Cultures

Bridging Cultures

Mid North Coast Local Health District empowered Aboriginal patients to manage their own health care, by providing education, information on services, self-management strategies, culturally-sensitive care and links to community health services.
Added: 25 May 2018|Last updated: 11 June 2018
Specialist Medical Clinics for Rural Aboriginal Medical Services

Specialist Medical Clinics for Rural Aboriginal Medical Services

Specialist medical clinics were established for Aboriginal people with chronic disease who live in rural and remote areas of Hunter New England Local Health District
John Hunter Hospital
Added: 29 January 2018|Last updated: 13 February 2018
Aboriginal Wellbeing Hospital Discharge Booklet

Aboriginal Wellbeing Hospital Discharge Booklet

An Aboriginal cultural resource was developed to improve the hospital discharge journey of Aboriginal patients, families and carers in MNCLHD. The clinical redesign process involved monitoring data, developing culturally appropriate resources and collaborating with Aboriginal people to gain the best health outcomes after discharge from hospital.
Mid North Coast Local Health District
Added: 29 January 2018|Last updated: 12 February 2018
Redesigning Services for Aboriginal Mothers and Children

Redesigning Services for Aboriginal Mothers and Children

This project examined the patient journey for Aboriginal families accessing maternal and early childhood services within CCLHD. It identified opportunities for improving access to care, cultural support, patient information and education, coordination and integration of care in partnership with the Aboriginal Medical Service.
Central Coast Local Health District
Added: 15 August 2017|Last updated: 25 August 2017
Mali Marambir Ngurang Lachlan: To Make Better Place Lachlan

Mali Marambir Ngurang Lachlan: To Make Better Place Lachlan

Lachlan Health Service incorporated Wiradjuri language and culture into the redevelopment of Forbes and Parkes hospitals, including Wiradjuri gugaa (goanna) totem designs on the main entry doors and Wiradjuri signage throughout the hospitals.
Lachlan Health Service
Added: 13 March 2017|Last updated: 28 March 2017
Aboriginal Stories About Approaching the End of Life

Aboriginal Stories About Approaching the End of Life

A booklet was developed, which sensitively captured end of life stories from six Aboriginal patients and carers from the Shoalhaven region. The stories shared information about palliative care services, planning for end of life and how talking with loved ones about their preferences helped with healing and decision-making.
Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District
Added: 7 October 2016|Last updated: 24 October 2016
Community Integration Team: At Risk Youth Mental Health

Community Integration Team: At Risk Youth Mental Health

The Community Integration Team is a cohesive statewide health service that coordinates care for young people who have mental health problems and/or problematic drug and alcohol use, while they are in the juvenile justice system and three months after their release.
Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network
Added: 2 May 2016|Last updated: 23 May 2016
KIT SMART: Improving Health Outcomes for Aboriginal People with Diabetes

KIT SMART: Improving Health Outcomes for Aboriginal People with Diabetes

A KIT SMART program was developed to improve data entry, monitoring and reminders, roles and processes, and models of care for diabetic patients at Awabakal Aboriginal Primary Health Care Centre.
Awabakal Aboriginal Primary Health Care Centre
Added: 8 April 2016|Last updated: 28 April 2016
IVALUE:  Valuing Aboriginal Learning and Utilisation in Employment

IVALUE: Valuing Aboriginal Learning and Utilisation in Employment

The IVALUE initiative supported the implementation of new orientation and accountability processes to improve the way Orange and Cowra Community Health Services engage and utilise Aboriginal Health Workers to provide clinical services to Aboriginal clients accessing care.
Western NSW Local Health District
Added: 20 April 2016|Last updated: 28 April 2016
Early Detection of Chronic Kidney Disease in Aboriginal People

Early Detection of Chronic Kidney Disease in Aboriginal People

Northern NSW Local Health District developed an algorithm that was applied to the electronic medical records of patients at Bugalwena General Practice, to identify whether they had early-stage chronic kidney disease.
Northern NSW Local Health District
Added: 18 January 2016|Last updated: 8 April 2016
Strong Fathers, Strong Families: The Possum Cloaks Project

Strong Fathers, Strong Families: The Possum Cloaks Project

An eight-week parenting program was developed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander fathers, which included lessons on carving culturally and personally significant artworks onto possum cloaks for their babies and children. The program was fully funded by the Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health.
Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District
Added: 23 February 2016|Last updated: 9 March 2016
Let’s Bring Healthy Back to Cowra

Let’s Bring Healthy Back to Cowra

The Cowra ‘Let’s Bring Healthy Back’ nine-week program used a multidisciplinary approach, using the expertise of a dietician, social worker, exercise physiologist, Aboriginal health worker and community nurse to help the Cowra community lose weight and improve their health and wellbeing.
Western NSW Local Health District
Added: 13 October 2015|Last updated: 13 November 2015
In Schools Aboriginal Health Program

In Schools Aboriginal Health Program

This project engaged Aboriginal and disadvantaged youth in the South Western Sydney Local Health District through a 12-week holistic health program and access to local health services.
South Western Sydney Local Health District
Added: 13 October 2015|Last updated: 27 October 2015
Intangible Storytelling Project

Intangible Storytelling Project

A multimedia project which tells the stories of inspirational carers and the vital role they play in the community.
Far West Local Health District
Added: 27 August 2015|Last updated: 10 September 2015
PleDG: Please don’t go, it’s worth the wait

PleDG: Please don’t go, it’s worth the wait

Health outcomes are poorer for patients if they disengage from a service before receiving or completing care. This project is working to ensure that at the Broken Hill Health Service emergency department: patients receive the right care at the right time and in the right place; patients needing access to emergency care can access it when they need it; patients will remain engaged with the emergency services to achieve optimal management of their medical conditions; staff can focus on their...
Broken Hill Base Hospital
Added: 20 August 2015|Last updated: 26 August 2015
Sugar S.N.A.P – Supporting the Needs of Aboriginal People

Sugar S.N.A.P – Supporting the Needs of Aboriginal People

This Dubbo Diabetes Integrated Care Project works across sectors to ensure an integrated approach to the care of Aboriginal people with diabetes. Fundamental to this approach is giving Aboriginal people an authentic voice in the way care is delivered to them.
Western NSW Local Health District
Added: 20 April 2015|Last updated: 22 April 2015
Who Ya Gunna Call?

Who Ya Gunna Call?

Each year a one day event is held during NAIDOC week to bring communities, government and non-government, as well as health service providers together in a non-threatening way to improve and promote access to health services, especially for Aboriginal people and communities in the Coffs Harbour Local Government Area.
Mid North Coast Local Health District
Added: 12 March 2015|Last updated: 25 March 2015
Sugar Gum - Diabetes and Gum Disease

Sugar Gum - Diabetes and Gum Disease

Gum disease is a chronic inflammatory disease which has a direct impact on blood sugar levels, yet diabetic patients are not routinely referred for oral health checks. This project works with high risks groups such as the elderly, people with chronic disease and Aboriginal people. It encourages people with diabetes to make healthy choices by educating them on the importance of oral health and its impact on blood sugar levels. Following dental evaluation, treatment and education, home packages are given...
Menindee Health Service
Added: 23 March 2015|Last updated: 25 March 2015
Aboriginal Well-being: A Cancer Journey of Healing

Aboriginal Well-being: A Cancer Journey of Healing

'A Cancer Journey’ booklets were developed in partnership with local Aboriginal people, Mid North Coast Local Health District, the Medicare Local, Aboriginal Medical Services, North Coast Cancer Institute, Cancer Council NSW and BreastScreen NSW. The reader is navigated from reception through treatment of Radiation and Chemotherapy, using both text and photographs of the actual units. Aboriginal people within MNCLHD are true partners in the development, use and ongoing review of this educational resource....
Mid North Coast Local Health District
Added: 13 March 2015|Last updated: 25 March 2015
Strong Voice Healthy Communities

Strong Voice Healthy Communities

To establish culturally appropriate mechanisms to ensure MNCLHD engages and works with Aboriginal patients, families and communities to plan and evaluate health services and to ensure effective partnerships with Aboriginal communities are established to improve the quality and safety of care provided.
Mid North Coast Local Health District
Added: 4 December 2014|Last updated: 5 February 2015
Yanagagi Numbadil Nurbul - Walking Together in Friendship

Yanagagi Numbadil Nurbul - Walking Together in Friendship

Bathurst Health Service was one of eight NSW Hospitals to participate in the Aboriginal Identification Hospital Quality Improvement Project. This initiative has considered the needs of Aboriginal people as outlined in the NSW Health Impact Statement to ensure a significant focus on quality improvement and partnering with Aboriginal patients and community.
Western NSW Local Health District
Added: 31 October 2014|Last updated: 19 December 2014
Aboriginal Parent Program

Aboriginal Parent Program

Delivered at the La Perouse Community Health Centre, this program aims to: improve the health of young Aboriginal parents and their children, facilitate their return to educational opportunities and improve their social connectedness. The program provides a twice weekly three hour art program for young parents, an Aboriginal Early Childhood Worker to deliver support and education to parents, an Early Childhood Nurse to undertake baby checks and a Paediatric doctor to deliver health promotion talks and provide a co-located clinic....
Sydney Children's Community Health Centre
Added: 30 August 2012|Last updated: 10 October 2014
Boomerangs Parenting Program

Boomerangs Parenting Program

The Boomerangs Coolamon Parenting Program is based on the Circle of Security™ and Marte Meo programs. It aims to provide culturally appropriate camps/workshops that improve positive parenting outcomes.
Gunawirra
Added: 2 June 2009|Last updated: 8 October 2014
Campbelltown Hospital Aboriginal Workforce Program

Campbelltown Hospital Aboriginal Workforce Program

Campbelltown Hospital has significantly increased the representation and retention of Aboriginal employees across the Hospital's services which has led to it's recognition as an employer of first choice with many local Aboriginal people. A key aspect of delivering quality health services is a workforce which is skilled and which reflects the local population. As at July 2010, Campbelltown Hospital employs 29 Aboriginal people, representing 2% of its workforce; and is well on the way to reflecting the 2.7% local Aboriginal...
Campbelltown Hospital
Added: 17 August 2010|Last updated: 7 October 2014
Implementation of the Statewide Pain Plan

Implementation of the Statewide Pain Plan

Aim: To document and implement a statewide pain strategy to reduce the burden of chronic pain in the community.
Benefits: Following the implementation of the NSW Pain Plan, there will be greater access to expert services, and improved support for primary care, for people living in ...
20 January 2014
Care of Confused Hospitalised Persons (CHOPs) program

Care of Confused Hospitalised Persons (CHOPs) program

Aim: Provide simple strategies to improve the care outcomes of older patients with confusion in NSW hospitals, through:increased staff knowledge and skills to i...
Benefits: Increased screening, improved risk assessment and more appropriate treatment and management of confusion.Increased awareness, knowledge and skills of staff to b...
14 August 2015
1 Deadly Step

1 Deadly Step

Aim: The 1 Deadly Step program promotes screening, early detection and follow up of chronic disease in Aboriginal communities in NSW. The unique component of 1 Deadl...
Benefits: The 1 Deadly Step project is an initiative of the Chronic Care for Aboriginal People Program (CCAP). This project demonstrates how the CCAP Model of Care c...
4 January 2016
48 Hour Follow Up Evaluation

48 Hour Follow Up Evaluation

Aim: To determine what proportion of eligible patients receive follow up; and whether the provision of enhancement funding has had any impact on rates of follow up.&...
Benefits: The 48 Hour Follow Up program was conceived as a result of the NSW Walgan Tilly Redesign project, which aimed to address gaps in health care and to improve...
5 January 2016
Hepatitis C: A guide to current treatment and care

Hepatitis C: A guide to current treatment and care

Aim: To provide health care managers and staff with information to help design and implement services for the best care for patients with hepatitis C in their own en...
Benefits: Improvements in clinical practice and patient care.
9 December 2014

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