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NACCHO Appoints new CEO

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) today announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer, Patricia Turner.

NACCHO Chairperson, Matthew Cooke welcomed Ms Turner and said he looked forward to working with her to build on NACCHO’s successes and continue work to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Australia. 302 more words

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NACCHO #HealthElection16 : ACCHO'S Driving positive change: AIHW Report Chronic disease among Aboriginal peoples

How one Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation is driving positive change : 

Renee Blackman is a proud Gubbi Gubbi woman from the Sunshine Coast. She is a registered nurse and former Aboriginal health worker. 1,155 more words

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NACCHO Deadly Member News: Aboriginal health was the winner in Casino

” The 1 Deadly Step program was developed in partnership by the NSW Healths, Agency for Clinical Innovation and the Country Rugby League to increase awareness of chronic diseases in Aboriginal communities, promote prevention and management, early detection of chronic disease, timely referrals to specialist services, and improve follow up care for chronic disease. 440 more words

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NACCHO Affiliate News : Empowering mural celebrates Victorian Aboriginal community controlled health milestone

“I believe the mural and its imagery is a beautiful representation and demonstration of VACCHO’s road from our past and our directions going into the future,” 379 more words

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NACCHO Health Newspaper : Aboriginal people are up to three times more likely to have a stroke

We know that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are up to three times more likely to have a stroke than non-Indigenous Australians, The good news is most strokes are preventable and treatable. 1,390 more words

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NACCHO Aboriginal Health Alert : Flu vaccines and other immunisation programs : What you need to know

“The flu jab is 50 to 60 per cent effective and is available free of charge of all at risk groups.

It varies from year to year, the vaccine is usually 50 to 60 per cent effective. 1,765 more words

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NACCHO #Worldhealthweek Obesity News: : Is diet the single most important factor in the chronic disease epidemic facing Aboriginal communities.”

“For Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, “diet is the single most important factor in the chronic disease epidemic facing Aboriginal communities.” The resolution commits governments “to reverse the rising trends in overweight and obesity and reduce the burden of diet-related noncommunicable diseases in all age groups.” 2,458 more words

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