Keynote speakers announced for NACCHO Ochre Day Men’s Health Conference 2019

Ethan FrenchEvents, Feature, News, Press Release

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) will hold its seventh annual Ochre Day Men’s Health Conference on 29-30 August at Pullman On the Park, Melbourne.

This year’s conference will focus on three aspirational topics around Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men being: in-control, innovative and influential.

The NACCHO Ochre Day Conference is an important event that draws attention to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander male health issues and their impact on their social and emotional health in a holistic way.  The enduring theme for the conference is – Men’s Health, Our Way. Let’s Own It!

NACCHO is thrilled to announce some of the eminent keynote speakers for the 2019 conference which include: Lomas Amini, National Camping on Country Coordinator, Ernie Dingo, National Camping on Country Ambassador, Preston Campbell, The Preston Campbell Foundation, Associate Professor Ray Lovett, Australian National University amongst others.

NACCHO Acting Chair, Donnella Mills said, “The NACCHO Ochre Day Conference showcases examples of best practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander male health service delivery and enables the exchange of information, advice and ideas. The conference reiterates the commitment of NACCHO and its network of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations across Australia towards improving the quality of life of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males.”

Mr John Paterson, CEO of Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory (AMSANT), NACCHO’s affiliate organisation, said, “We are very fortunate this year to have an illustrious line-up of speakers and are expecting to host around 200 male delegates from across the country. The conference aims to increase access for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males to primary health care services, and participation in healthy lifestyle activities within the community.”

The NACCHO Ochre Day Conference was established in 2012 to provide a strategic focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander male health issues in a holistic way

For further information on the conference and to register online, click here.

NACCHO is the national peak body representing 145 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations across the country on Aboriginal health and wellbeing issues.

Many NACCHO members have almost 50 years of experience in the delivery of comprehensive primary health care. Services are delivered through fixed, outreach and mobile clinics operating in urban, rural and remote settings across Australia.   

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