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NACCHO has hosted its annual members conference and AGM between the 31st October and 1st November 2017.

The presentation material is now available.

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NACCHO 2017 Ochre Day has concluded. Find a summary of the proceedings of Darwin’s Ochre Day.

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The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) is a living embodiment of the aspirations of Aboriginal communities and their struggle for self-determination.

NACCHO is the national peak body representing the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) across the country on Aboriginal health and wellbeing issues. It has a history stretching back to a meeting in Albury in 1974.

In 1997, the Federal Government funded NACCHO to establish a Secretariat in Canberra which greatly increased the capacity of Aboriginal Peoples involved in ACCHSs to participate in national health policy development.

An Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service is a primary health care service initiated and operated by the local Aboriginal community to deliver holistic, comprehensive, and culturally appropriate health care to the community which controls it, through a locally elected Board of Management.

NACCHO Programmes

NACCHO contributes to the National Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care. Find Out More
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experience some of the highest levels of ear disease and hearing loss in the world, with rates up to 10 times more than those for non-Indigenous Australians. Find Out More
NACCHO partnered with Menzies School of Health Research and the Telethon Kids Institute (TKI) to develop and implement a flexible, modular package of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Prevention and Health Promotion Resources (FPHPR) to reduce the impact of FASD on the Aboriginal population. Find Out More
Beginning in 2013, Ochre Day is an important NACCHO Aboriginal male health initiative. Aboriginal males have arguably the worst health outcomes of any population group in Australia. NACCHO has long recognised the importance of addressing Aboriginal male health as part of Close the Gap by 2030. Find Out More
QUMAX is a collaboration between the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) and the Pharmacy Guild of Australia (PGoA). The QUMAX Program aims to improve quality use of medicines and contribute to positive health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, of any age, who present at participating Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHOs). Find Out More
In 2014, the Australian Trachoma Alliance convened a forum in Alice Springs of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations from the Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia. The forum discussed ways in which trachoma elimination would be achieved across the large region of Central Australia that includes substantial areas of the NT, SA and WA. Find Out More