Central Australian Aboriginal Congress is an Aboriginal community controlled comprehensive primary health care service located in Alice Springs and was founded in 1973. It provides an extensive range of targeted service and programs including men’s health, women’s health, children’s health, frail and aged care, social and emotional wellbeing, public health and acute and chronic disease management. Since its establishment, Congress has continued to advocate for measures that improve health and life expectancy outcomes for Aboriginal people through strategies that help to address social determinants.
Congress has a long association with the Lowitja Institute and was one of six partners in the original Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Tropical Health (1997–2002). During this time, Congress has been involved in a number of research projects with the partnering organisations.
Projects in partnership with Central Australian Aboriginal Congress
- Developing a health information system to support continuous improvement in antenatal care for Aboriginal women in the Central Australian region [Alukura]
- Learning from Central Australian Aboriginal women’s experiences: Reflections on participation in the CAAC Family Partnership Program in Alice Springs