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The Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service Holistic Health Care for Prison Model

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal
Volume 31 Issue 6 (Nov/Dec 2007)

Abstract: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people comprised 2.3% of the total Australian population in 2006 (ABS 2007). They were also incarcerated at 13 times the rate of non-Aboriginal people and represented 24% of the total prison population in Australia at 30 June 2006 (ABS 2006). This refects the disadvantaged and unequal position of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people socially, economically, culturally, and in terms of health and wellbeing Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal health Service (WNAhS) has provided a health service to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander inmates of two NSW prisons and the ACT Remand Centres over the past eight years. This experience and the data gained from Australian and international literature, and interviews with 22 ex-prisoners, 17 families of prisoners and 39 representatives of health and justice support organisations in the ACT have contributed to developing the Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal health Service holistic health Care for Prison Model (Poroch et al 2007)

To cite this article: Tongs, J; Chatfield, H and Arabena, K. The Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service Holistic Health Care for Prison Model [online]. Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, Vol. 31, No. 6, Nov/Dec 2007: 6-8. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=956970177597398;res=IELAPA> ISSN: 1037-3403. [cited 07 Feb 16].

Personal Author: Tongs, J; Chatfield, H; Arabena, K; Source: Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, Vol. 31, No. 6, Nov/Dec 2007: 6-8 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1037-3403 Subject: Aboriginal Australians--Criminal justice system; Prisoners, Aboriginal Australian; Prisoners--Health and hygiene; Prisoners--Services for; Peer Reviewed: Yes

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