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Aboriginal health workers at Winnunga Nimmityjah aboriginal health service caring for the needs of aboriginal people in the new act prison and the needs of their families

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal
Volume 36 Issue 1 (Feb 2012)

Abstract: An article about a National Health and Medical Research Council (NH MRC) grant awarded in December 2008 over five years to develop research capacity in Indigenous offender health research appeared in the May/June 2009 Issue of the Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal (Grace 2009). The title of the grant is: From Broome to Berrima: Building Australia-wide Research Capacity in Indigenous Offender Health and Health Care Delivery. During 2011 Winnunga Nimmitijah Aboriginal Health Service in the ACT carried out research under the grant provisions, to gauge the needs of the Aboriginal people in the ACT Alexander Maconochie Centre (AMC) and the needs of their families. The resultant Report (Poroch et al. 2011) entitled We're Struggling in Here! produced similar findings to the two ACT Government commissioned reviews into the operations of the AMC. They are the Keith Hamburger Report (Knowledge Consulting 2011) and the Burnet Institute Report (Stroove and Kirwan 2010). In addition, the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander AMC Working Group (Working Group 2010) undertook similar research in 2010. The ACT Government (ACTG 2011a and b) has considered the recommendations contained in these reports and following its Phase 2 AMC Study Winnunga commenced implementation of its holistic prison health care service delivery model in the AMC.

To cite this article: Poroch, Nerelle; Tongs, Julie; Longford, Eddie and Keed, Steven. Aboriginal health workers at Winnunga Nimmityjah aboriginal health service caring for the needs of aboriginal people in the new act prison and the needs of their families [online]. Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, Vol. 36, No. 1, Feb 2012: 6-8, 17. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=369295099571276;res=IELFSC> ISSN: 1037-3403. [cited 26 Aug 16].

Personal Author: Poroch, Nerelle; Tongs, Julie; Longford, Eddie; Keed, Steven; Source: Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, Vol. 36, No. 1, Feb 2012: 6-8, 17 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1037-3403 Subject: Aboriginal Australians--Criminal justice system; Aboriginal Australians--Services for; Prison administration; Affiliation: (1) Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service
(2) Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service
(3) Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service
(4) Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service

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