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Minister Wyatt: Certainty for Eight Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Care Providers
Federal Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt, has continued $8 million in funding for eight providers delivering important health care services under the Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme (IAHP).
The IAHP improves Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ access to effective, high quality and culturally appropriate health services in urban, regional, remote and rural areas.
“I am delighted to confirm the continuation of funding for the eight organisations currently providing primary health care services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people,” Minister Wyatt said.
Services will continue to be delivered by the following organisations in 2017-18:
- Access to Koories Limited, VIC
- Royal Flying Doctor’s Service of Australia, Queensland Section, QLD
- Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire Council, QLD
- Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service, QLD
- Brisbane Indigenous Media Association, QLD
- Marumali Limited, NSW
- Red Nose, WA
- Anglicare Incorporated Western Australia, WA
“These organisations provide quality health care in areas of identified need and we need to ensure these valuable services continue,” Minister Wyatt said.
“For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in these areas, the funding means ongoing access to primary health care, primary and specialist health care, chronic disease prevention, detection and management.
“The Australia Government remains committed to Closing the Gap on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander life expectancy and child mortality rates and this funding decision positively contributes to achieving those goals.”