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Program News | 26 Mar 2015

On the 26th of March AHCSA in partnership with OXFAM Australia and Reconciliation SA held a Close the Gap Day event at AHCSA offices in Unley. Approximately 80 people attended including AHCSA Board, Members of Parliament, representation from Government Departments, key organisations and stakeholders.

 

It was day to reflect on Closing the Gap in life expectancy between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and no- Aboriginal Australians. The event included presentations on national activities for the campaign, the launch of the Healthy Futures report and discussion on the commitment from key partners to join the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Sector in the resigning the Statement of Intent.

 

Speakers for the day ( in order of presentations)

 

John Singer – AHCSA Chairperson

 

Matthew Cooke – NACCHO Chairperson
Mark Waters – State Manager Reconciliation SA
Judee Adams – SA/NT Campaigner OXFAM Australia
Dan Morris – Aboriginal Health Worker Pangula Mannamurna
Shane Mohor – Acting CEO AHCSA

 

Please click here to download a copy of the Healthy Futures Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services Report Card.

For further information please contact Michele Robinson on 08 8273 7200 michele.robinson@ahcsa.org.au

 

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(L-R) Matthew Cooke NACCHO Chair, Shane Mohor, Acting CEO AHCSA and
John Singer, AHCSA Chair – Close the Gap Statement of Intent.

 

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(L-R) Matthew Cooke NACCHO Chair; Mark Waters State Manager Reconciliation SA;
and John Singer AHCSA Chair sign the Close the Gap pledge.

 

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(L-R) Dan Morris Aboriginal Health Worker Pangula Mannamurna; Shane Mohor,
Acting CEO AHCSA and Matthew Cooke NACCHO Chair sign the Close the Gap pledge.

 

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(L-R) AHCSA staff; Rosie King, Zoe Kaczmarek and Ngara Keeler signing
the Close the Gap pledge.

 

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