This publication outlines ten stories of successful health initiatives to celebrate ten years of activities by the Aboriginal Community-controlled health service movement in Victoria (VACCHO). These stories highlight the commitment and hard work of ACCHOs to create services and programs that reflect the values and needs of Aboriginal people, and address the wider social issues that determine health and wellbeing. The stories include birthing services and sexual health initiatives, well person’s health checks and specific youth health services, family violence programs, home ownership and financial counselling initiatives, maternal and child health services and playgroups, smoking cessation programs, appropriate care and respite care for Elders, training programs for Health Workers, and research into young people’s health and wellbeing. All these activities enhance Aboriginal health and wellbeing at service-delivery level, and, most importantly, build capacity in the Community.

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Author S. Fletcher
Type Publications
Year 2007
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Communities Working for Health and Wellbeing: Success stories from the Aboriginal community controlled health sector in Victoria (VACCHO)
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