Aboriginal Health

GV Health serves a community that includes one of the largest Aboriginal populations in rural Victoria, and acknowledges the history of inequality in health status and inequity in health service access for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

GV Health is committed to working with Aboriginal Controlled Health Organisations, other health services and the local community to close the gap in Aboriginal health status.

GV Health is a signatory to the Koolin Balit: Victorian Government strategic directions for Aboriginal health 2012-2022 and has a range of initiatives in place to improve care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients.

Aboriginal Liaison Officers (ALOs) in the acute hospital and in mental health services provide emotional, social and cultural support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients and their families.

The Aboriginal Health Transition Officer provides support and follow up for Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander (ATSI) people who present to GV Health’s Emergency Department (ED) to improve the client journey between the hospital and primary care services.

GV Health’s Aboriginal Employment Plan aligns with the Victorian Government’s Kareeta Yirramboi strategy, which aims to increase participation by Aboriginal people in the Victorian public sector workforce.

The Aboriginal Health Improvement Network brings together GV Health Aboriginal Liaison Officers, key stakeholders and other agencies to work together to achieve the Improving Care for Aboriginal and Torres Islander Patients (ICAP) Continuous Quality Improvement Plan objectives.

Further  information:
Bangerang Cultural Centre
Ganbina
GV Health Healthy Communities Knowledge Exchange – Koolin Balit
Improving Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Patients (ICAP)
Karreeta Yirramboi_Victorian Government Careers
Koori Mail
Koolin Balit: Victorian Government strategic directions for Aboriginal health 2012-2022
Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-operative
Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service
Yorta Yorta National Aboriginal Corporation