Memorandum of Understanding with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)
The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) and the Royal Australia Airforce (RAAF) have shared an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) since 2015 where both organisations committed to delivering ongoing affordable and accessible health care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Through this partnership, the Kummundoo program was established and since its inception it has delivered much needed dental services to remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
In early 2020, NACCHO and RAAF renewed the MoU to continue the success of the partnership.
The next stage of a longer term partnership with the new MOU will go beyond the specialist health assistance and include four new communities across Australia where NACCHO will engage and manage relationships between RAAF and ACCHOs to maximise benefits to the community that can include:
- Continuing with the provision of Dental care services;
- Improving community infrastructure including housing and clinic building repairs and ramps for people with disabilities;
- Contributing to the maintenance of community environmental health services including access to clean water and operational drainage services;
- Enhancing comprehensive primary health care that includes hosting health screenings, upskilling health workers and providing other Specialised Health Professional clinics; and
- Where possible provide on the job training
NACCHO is excited about the continuation of the partnership and the extended services and support that RAAF can provide through the next MOU to many communities across the country.