- SHINE SA brings Mooditj to AHCSA
- AHCSA announces management restructure
- 2023's final face-to-face class concludes at the AHCSA RTO
- AMIC Project Update: Aboriginal Maternal and Infant Care (AMIC) training back on the agenda for 2024
- AHCSA RTO: new CERT III and CERT IV classes commence
- AHCSA and members attend NACCHO annual conference
- Voice to Parliament defeated - self-care resources
- Indigenous bowel-cancer screening
- NACCHO COVID-19 Vaccination Promotion Competition 2023
- Six-week STI/BBV screening program commences at Pika Wiya
- Indigenous Voice to Parliament referendum date announced by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese
- Federal Minister of Health Hon. Mark Butler visits AHCSA
- Oodnadatta desalination plant commences operation
- Drug Alert notice: protonitazene
- NAIDOC Week 2023
- First Nations Philanthropic Funders Working Group focuses on COVID-19 preparation and recovery
- Naomi Thornthwaite and Kim Morey present at Lowitja 2023
- 2023 Lowitja Institute International Indigenous Health and Wellbeing Conference, Cairns
- Cert IV student cook-off
- National Sorry Day
- South Australian Aboriginal Health Roundtable 2023
- Celebrating new certified Aboriginal health workers
- AHCSA RTO update
- SA becomes first Australian jurisdiction to create First Nations Voice to Parliament
- AHCSA TIS team members receive awards at national conference
- AHCSA's Josh Riessen presents on Point of Care Testing for Infectious Diseases
- AHCSA delivers suicide alertness workshops in SA Far West Coast
- World Hearing Day 2023
- National Condom Day 2023
- Voluntary Assisted Dying becomes legal in South Australia
- World AIDS Day
- AHCSA's Sexual Health Team Wins People's Choice Award SH Poster!
- Media Release - AHCSA RTO
- Mparntwe Aboriginal Sexual Health NT/SA Workshop
- Dr. Annapurna Nori chats all things COVID-19 Vaccination for Kids with Gordy Rigney
- NAIDOC Week Events to Attend Across South Australia
- AHCSA Wins National Award of Recognition at 2022 NATSIEHC!
- Aboriginal Oral Health Program (AOHP)
- Yadu Health - EOI: Medical Receptionist
- World No Tobacco Day 2022 with AHCSA's Puyu Blasters
- AHCSA gives Yadu Aboriginal Health Service a Titan!
- Aboriginal Heath and Reconciliation Week With Renee Colbung
- Meet AHCSA's Quality Systems Improvement Coordinator - Venni!
- Strength and Power of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services in South Australia
- Is it time for an STI checkup?
- Urgent Mental Health Care Center offers an alternative to mental health support
- IWD 2022 - Celebrating AHCSA's Female Aboriginal Leaders
- AHCSA History Project
- 15 things NOT to do when using a RAT
- Fight the Bite and Mosquito Control
- The Aboriginal Flag has been freed!
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HIV Awareness Week
- South Australia's COVID-Ready Plan
- 2019/2020 Annual Report
01 November 2023
This year's National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) Members’ Conference was held 25–26 October on Noongar Boodjar (Perth). The conference is an annual gathering of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector leaders from across the country.
Elder Uncle Walter McGuire welcomes attendees on to Noongar Boondjar
Surrounding the theme Working Together, we are Stronger, the conference did just that – with feedback from delegates reporting the collaborative nature of the conference was invaluable. Members and affiliates attended numerous sessions on topics spanning from cancer screening to syphilis outbreak response in ACCHOs, prison health care, and many more. The sessions saw the sector celebrate successes, provide advice and guidance, and advocate for community-developed health solutions that contribute to the quality of life and improved health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
In her address to the conference, NACCHO Chair Donnella Mills touched on the referendum result and the role of the sector moving forward, “If anyone can lead us out of a crisis, a crisis of division, it is this sector. In the context of our disappointment in the wake of the 14 October result, we now, more than ever, need to build a stronger NACCHO and get a stronger commitment from the nine governments to the Coalition of Peaks National Agreement on Closing the Gap,” she said.
This year's conference program saw AHCSA's Rob Gerrie and others from the Culture Care Connect suicide prevention program present, emotionally, about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and wellbeing; AHCSA's Simon Haereroa Garlick also participated in a lively seminar regarding best practices and the challenges of health communications in the ACCHO space.
Rob Gerrie at the podium presenting on the Culture Care Connect suicide prevention program
With over 400 delegates, the conference brought opportunities for attendees to network, learn, influence and celebrate the ongoing drive for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander self-determination. The AHCSA attendees all appreciated the rare opportunity to spend time with so many representatives of member services at once.