Engaging with a Local Aboriginal Community Alex Swain Aboriginal Health Workshop - August 2009 ISO 9001 Lic QEC22546 SAI Global Ten steps to a successful mainstream/Indigenous collaborative project • A long time-frame • Community initiated • Building trust • Identifying the partners • Valuing each other and formalising • Get educated partnerships • Good planning • Supportive work • Useful product environments • Cultural awareness Places to start….. •Aboriginal Health organisations •Other Aboriginal organisations •Area Health Service (Aboriginal Health Units) •Local Elders / community member •GP NSW Area Health Service Contacts Northern Sydney Central LaVerne Bellear Coast Ph: 4320 2694 Lbellear@nsccahs.health.nsw.gov.au Mob: 0414 192 872 Sydney West Area Tim Agius Ph: 9881 1670 Tim.Agius@swahs.health.nsw.gov.au Mob: 0417 692 167 Sydney South West Vicki Wade Ph: 9828 6941 firstname.lastname@example.org Mob: 0422 007 871 South Eastern Sydney Gail Daylight Ph: 9947 9840 Gail.Daylight@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au Illawarra Tony Martin Hunter New England Ph: 6592 9630 Tony.Martin@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au Greater Western Linda Williams Linda.Williams@gwahs.health.nsw.gov.au Ph: 6363 8019 Greater Southern Lee Simpson Ph: 6938 6174 Lee.Simpson@gsahs.health.nsw.gov.au Mob: 0429 413 160 North Coast Robyn Martin Ph: 6588 2865 Robyn.Martin@ncahs.health.nsw.gov.au Resources to Support Divisions NSW Health Communicating Positively Provides guidance on appropriate language to be used when working with Aboriginal people and communities or developing policies and programs. www.health.nsw.gov.au/pu bs/2004/abterminology.html Resources to Support Divisions DoCS Working with Aboriginal Communities – A Practical Resource The resource was developed to improve service delivery to Aboriginal people by providing key facts and information relevant to working with Aboriginal communities in NSW. www.community.nsw.gov.au and search ‘Aboriginal’ Resources to Support Divisions Community Cultural Development NSW – Respect Acknowledge Listen – Practical Protocols for working with the Indigenous Community of Western Sydney www.ccdnsw.org/ccdnsw/pd f/protocols.pdf Useful websites •NSW Aboriginal Land Council www.alc.org.au •Reconciliation Australia www.reconciliation.org.au Questions?
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