Connection. Strength. Resilience
Welcome to the NACCHO Connection, Strength and Resilience Portal. This portal provides a set of resources aimed at supporting resilience and reducing social and emotional harms to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
NACCHO are active in a variety of ways in the disability sector helping with creating roles and pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a disability access the NDIS and mainstream services. This includes:
- Supporting the development of culturally appropriate support provision for local communities.
- Advocating for appropriate policy changes to deliver better outcomes for community.
The Elder Care Support program and Home Care Workforce Support Program help address the growing needs of older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
FASD refers to a range of conditions caused by exposure to alcohol before birth. FASD is a permanent and life-long neurodevelopmental disability and often results in cognitive, physical and behavioural issues.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples experience different health outcomes to non-Indigenous Australians. Not only are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples more likely to be diagnosed with cancer, but they are also likely to receive care that doesn’t meet their needs and have worse cancer outcomes.
Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease
Acute Rheumatic Fever (ARF) and Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) are entirely preventable conditions, and only occur in high income countries when the social and cultural determinants of health are not equitably addressed.
Medicines and Pharmacy
Find out more about NACCHO’s medicines and pharmacy related projects and activities.
COVID-19 Vaccine Updates and Information
Information and updates on COVID-19 Vaccines for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
HIV Awareness Week
HIV Awareness Week is an annual event in the first week of December dedicated to raising awareness of HIV among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities.
Continual Quality Improvement (CQI)
Enhanced Syphilis Response (ESR)
The Enhanced Syphilis Response (ESR) Program aims to address the current syphilis outbreak and reduce rates of all sexually transmissible Infections (STIs).