Aboriginal health - community based services
Monash Health Community works closely with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to improve health outcomes and the wellbeing of community members. Our programs provide a range of primary health care services to these communities. We can provide one on one care or work with groups.
- Clients with an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background
- There are no catchment or boundary restrictions
Access and Support Worker
Provides support and appointment coordination to clients accessing Monash Health Community Health Services. Works closely with the Dandenong and District Aborigines Cooperative (DDACL) home and community care program and co-facilitates the Saturday women’s group at the DDACL.
Provides counselling and advice on a wide range of financial issues.
Health promotion officer
Is responsible for identifying and planning for service improvement for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
Diabetes nurse educator
Provides clinical services and group information and education sessions on diabetes, including a monthly support group which is run from the DDACL.
Works with individuals/groups on a variety of dietary issues - including diabetes and weight management.
Integrated Koori Services
Works with Aboriginal people (adult and paediatric) who access the Emergency Departments to provide a seamless service from the hospital to the community and to co-ordinate all the person’s health care needs.
Is available to assess and treat anyone who has speech/communication and swallowing difficulties.