NACCHO provides advice and guidance to the Australian Government on policy and budget matters while advocating for community-developed health solutions that contribute to the quality of life and improved health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Working with our Affiliate and Members’ – Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs), we contribute significantly to closing the gap in health outcomes between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians. Through our policies, programs, and partnerships, we play several roles which include:
- Policy development and advocacy – giving voice to the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples around health and wellbeing issues.
- Representation – speaking in all matters as the leadership body on behalf of the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Sector and supporting the effective delivery of comprehensive primary healthcare services.
- Raising awareness through focussed programs and projects – to address key issues around Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health priorities.
- Building partnerships – between governments and other essential alliances and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representatives to deliver improved health outcomes.
- Information dissemination to the sector/community – sharing of government information to ensure the sector is informed about changes and policies relevant to them.