Programs and Projects


First Nations Health Worker Traineeship Program

The FNHWT program supports up to 500 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander trainees to become Aboriginal Health Workers or Health Practitioners. Trainees will undertake Certificate III or Certificate IV qualifications in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care training package.

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NACCHO Online Learning

Free training and resources for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations

Culture Care Connect

The Culture Care Connect Program is the first program of its kind, developed in alignment with the priority reforms of the National Agreement on Closing the Gap.

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Care for Kids Ears

Care for Kids’ Ears offers information and resources about ear health for parents, carers, teachers, teachers’ aides, early childhood workers and health professionals.

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.

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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. 

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.



Aged Care

The Elder Care Support program and Home Care Workforce Support Program help address the growing needs of older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

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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.

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.

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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)

National Framework for Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) in Primary Health Care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, 2018-2023.

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).

Coalition of Peaks

Find out more about how the Coalition of Peaks is changing the way the Australian governments work with our people to close the gap.