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Keeping our mob healthy in and out of prison: exploring prison health in Victoria to improve quality, culturally appropriate health care for Aboriginal people

Posted on: 25 May, 2015
Issue: Vol 15 No 2, April 2015 – June 2015
Related to Cultural ways Justice Offender health Services Victoria Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers

Halacas C, Adams K (2015)
Keeping our mob healthy in and out of prison: exploring prison health in Victoria to improve quality, culturally appropriate health care for Aboriginal people
Collingwood, Vic: Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation

This report provides information on the Keeping our mob healthy in and out of prison: exploring prison health in Victoria to improve quality, culturally appropriate health care for Aboriginal people research project.

The project aimed to explore ways to improve continuity of care for Aboriginal people in Victorian prisons, and identify ways to improve relationships and partnerships with Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) and prison health services.

Some key recommendations from the report include:

  • increase involvement of Aboriginal Health Workers during prisoner arrival
  • increase opportunities for prison health workers to develop rapport with Koori prisoners
  • offer placement opportunities in prison health services for training Aboriginal health professionals
  • develop a transition health model for Aboriginal prisoners to improve continuity of care.

The report was produced by the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation with funding from the Justice Health Unit and the Koori Justice Unit within the Victorian Government Department of Justice.

Abstract adapted from the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation Incorporated

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