This conference aims to provide a platform for Elders, leaders and respected voices in the community to discuss how we can enhance the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People. It is pivotal that we are consistently engaging the community and giving them the opportunity to take control of their health. You will have the opportunity to discuss how to enhance cultural safety, access to services, co-designing programs and priorities with the community and improving social determinants that impact health.
Why attend this event?• Hear international insights from New Zealand on how they are leading the way with health outcomes
• Connect with Elders, leaders & individuals from the community
• Share your thoughts & ask questions during live Q&A & have a yarn at our interactive roundtable discussions
Who will attend?Senior leaders, managers and practitioners with responsibility for Aboriginal Health, Allied Health, Health/Clinical Services, Community Engagement and Aboriginal Policy/Strategy, in the following types of organisations:
• Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs)
• Aboriginal Medical Services
• Aboriginal Corporations
• Local Health Districts (LHDs) and Primary Health Networks (PHNs)
• Community orgs/ NFPs
• Government (Local, State, Federal)
Free Pass ApplicationThe Hatchery is dedicated to connecting people with knowledge to inspire change. To do this, we endeavour to make our conferences as accessible as possible. As such, The Hatchery is delighted to offer a select number of free passes to organisations & representatives of small health services & interested individuals who may not otherwise be able to pay to attend. To apply, please contact email@example.com
Key benefits of attending
- Hear from Elders, leaders & respected voices in the community on how we can improve cultural safety within health services
- Learn how to shift westernised responses within health to incorporate culture
- Understand how to co-design programs & policies alongside the community
- Learn how to improve mental health responses to combat the increasing rate of suicide amongst youth
- Understand how systemic racism impacts the overall health & wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health and Community Services
Julie Tongs OAM has been the Chief Executive Officer of Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health and Community Services since 1998.
Julie has more than 30 years experience working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs and in particular has extensive experience in advising, formulating, implementing and evaluating public health initiatives, programs and policy at a local, regional and national level. Julie has been a national leader and strong advocate of quality improvement initiatives within the Aboriginal Community Controlled sector.
Julie is the recipient of a number of awards, including the ACT Governor General’s Centenary Medal and the ACT Indigenous Person of the Year. In 2011 Julie received the ACT Local Hero Award within the Australian of the Year Awards 2012, and in 2012 Julie was honoured with the Medal of the Order of Australia.
Julie’s vision is that Winnunga continues to build on its reputation as a national leader in the provision of holistic primary health care services delivered in a culturally appropriate environment that achieves improved health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Julie is committed to ensuring that Winnunga offers services that are delivered consistent with best practice standards.
Katungul Aboriginal Corporation Regional Health & Community Services, NSW
Kayeleen has extensive experience working in senior positions across Government, non for profit, and Indigenous organisations like YWCA Australia, South Coast Aboriginal Medical Service and Carers NSW.
She is a proud Yuin Walbunja and Bundjalung Koori woman of NSW and has been actively involved in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community for over 30 years and in 2009 was privileged to represent Indigenous Youth at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Affairs in New York.
She has recently relocated back to the South Coast to be close to family and live on traditional country.
Her passion is to create economic development, access, and opportunities for community in particular her people and improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities. Kayeleen is eager to support the needs and aspirations of the South Coast community in her new role as CEO of Katungul.
Townsville Aboriginal Islander Health Service, QLD