Aboriginal peoples in Victoria need to be able to access clinically excellent, culturally safe GPs and timely and effective primary care service is an important component of closing the gap in life expectancy between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples. This DVD demonstrates an optimal culturally safe consultation with a Victorian Aboriginal patient.
End Date - 31 December 2014View Project Details
VACCHO works on a number projects in partnership with Diabetes Australia- Victoria. These include the Aboriginal Life! Taking Action on Diabetes program, which involves training and supporting Aboriginal Health Workers to deliver the Road to Good Health diabetes prevention program.View Project Details
VACCHO works in partnership with the Better Health Company to deliver childhood nutrition training to Aboriginal health and early childhood practitioners. Culturally appropriate child nutrition and physical activity resources have been developed for Koori families with young children.
Access to sufficient food is a universal human right. Despite this, Victorian Aboriginal people are more likely to experience food insecurity. To help address this VACCHO has partnered with SecondBite, a food rescue organisation who redistribute surplus fresh food to local agencies such as Aboriginal Community organisations.
This production showcases GP training in Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services at we have in Victoria and show case the excellent GP training opportunities that they offer to GP Registrars as well as medical students and prevocational doctors. Hear from current GP Registrars, GP Supervisors and cultural mentors.
End Date - 31 December 2014View Project Details
Designed to provide GP Registrars who are about to train in an ACCHS with a comprehensive introduction to Aboriginal Culturally Safe practice and Aboriginal health in Victoria providing that builds on the information they receive from their ACCHS and RTPs.View Project Details
Healthy Together Victoria is a State Government initiative which aims to improve healthy eating and physical activity in children’s settings, workplaces and communities. VACCHO is acting as a key point of liaison between the Department of Health, local Governments and Aboriginal community-controlled health organisations to promote effective partnerships to support...View Project Details
The HR Capacity Project is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services Victoria recognising the importance the role that HR practices play in enabling Members to competently execute their primary activities of health service delivery.
Start Date - 1 November 2013
Telehealth uses video cameras and computer screens to connect patients to specialists and doctors through videoconferencing technology. It means patients do not have to travel away from their community to receive care so it is quicker and less complicated than an in-person visit.View Project Details
This program aims to reduce chronic disease morbidity by supporting improvements in chronic disease care across the health system. VACCHO provides leadership to our member services to improve access to best practice chronic disease care and supports collaboration between the Aboriginal and mainstream health sectors, including Medicare Locals.
The implementation of a healthy catering or nutrition policy can help organisations to champion their commitment to health and wellbeing by creating a supportive environment for healthy eating for their staff, visitors and other community members.View Project Details
Designed to provide GP Registrars who are about to train in an ACCHS a comprehensive introduction to Aboriginal health in Victoria that builds on the information they receive from their ACCHS and RTPs. The success of the workshop held on 15 August 2014, ensured that funding will be sought for...View Project Details
VACCHO provides a co-ordination point for all the regional tobacco and healthy lifestyle activities. These include health promotion events and locally relevant tobacco and healthy lifestyle resources. We provide networking opportunities for the Tackling Tobacco Workforce and look for opportunities to share successful models and community solutions across the state.
Culturally appropriate preventive health information and social marketing campaigns are being developed for Victorian Aboriginal communities in partnership with peak health organisations. For example, VACCHO have partnered with Heart Foundation and Cancer Council Victoria on the following campaigns:View Project Details
During 2010-12, VACCHO participated in a pilot project with two member services funded by the Victorian Department of Health. The aim of the project, Strengthening Primary Health Care for Aboriginal People, was to support those organisations in developing systems that underpin improvements in service delivery to the Aboriginal community.The project...View Project Details
Yarning Health is a new community radio programme developed to connect with Victorian Aboriginal communities. Broadcast on 3KND Kool N Deadly, Yarning Health aims to deliver health news and information with a grassroots approach from a Victorian perspective.
VACCHO will be commencing the roll-out of the Cultural Safety Training to the Victorian Drug and Alcohol Sector in February 2015.
Start Date - 10 February 2015
End Date - 31 December 2015View Project Details