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K. Silburn, A. Thorpe & I. Anderson
This is an overview of the Support Systems Project, which focused on corporate support for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs). The aim of the project was to contribute to improving the viability and sustainability of ACCHSs as corporate entities through examining the corporate support needs of ACCHSs, the issues associated with obtaining appropriate support and existing support structures.
The report highlights the capacity of the ACCHS sector to develop innovative solutions to difficult issues while working in a quickly changing environment. Additional resources are likely to enable further innovation. Such work should contribute to stronger and more viable health services for Aboriginal communities.
There is a summary report for this project and a web tool was developed to help Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) decide their best strategy or model for getting support for their corporate functions. Four case studies are also available.