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Aboriginal health in Aboriginal hands: community-controlled comprehensive primary health care @ Central Australian Aboriginal Congress

Posted on: 17 April, 2017
Issue: Vol 17 No 2, April 2017 – June 2017
Related to Cultural ways Health promotion Policies Remote Rural Research Social determinants Northern Territory Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers

Lyon P (2016)
Aboriginal health in Aboriginal hands: community-controlled comprehensive primary health care @ Central Australian Aboriginal Congress
Alice Springs: Finders University

This report summarises the research evidence for the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress’ (Congress) community-controlled model of comprehensive primary health care (PHC).

In 2010 the National Health and Medical Research Centre funded the Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity at Flinders University to investigate how well community health services in South Australia were conforming to the principles of comprehensive PHC and the reasons for their success or otherwise. The Central Australian Aboriginal Congress in Alice Springs (Northern Territory) best embodied the principles of comprehensive PHC. This report covers the history of Congress and how and why their model of PHC has been so successful.

Abstract adapted from Central Australian Aboriginal Congress

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