The Support Systems for Indigenous Primary Health Care Services Project aimed to develop knowledge about how to support the corporate functions of Aboriginal community controlled health organisations and therefore to contribute to improving the viability and sustainability of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) across Australia. This project was identified as a priority project by the Board of the Cooperative Research Centre in Aboriginal Health (CRCAH) after consultation with ACCHOs and the sector. The project was led by Professor Ian Anderson from University of Melbourne and conducted by Kate Silburn (from La Trobe University) and Alister Thorpe (from University of Melbourne).

Taking Care of Business web tool

This decision-making tool is a guide for assessment, implementation and adaption of strategies for corporate and business administration functions in Indigenous Primary Healthcare Services. It is a result of the knowledge gained from this project and was developed to help ACCHOs decide their best strategy or model for getting support for their corporate functions.

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Artwork: Djye Morgan. The Rainbow Serpent is one of the Dreamtime creators, and one of the few Dreamtime stories told in many languages across Australia.

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the traditional owners of the land across Australia and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of deceased persons.