The Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA) is the peak body representing 20 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services across Western Australia at a State and National level.
AHCWA wants to see: the deliverance of holistic and culturally appropriate health and health related services to the Aboriginal community
AHCWA also aims to support:
The end of poverty in the Aboriginal community
Advancement of Aboriginal religion
Development and maintenance of educational institutions
As an organisation AHCWA:
Supports the continued development of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services
Leads the development of Aboriginal health policy
Influences and monitors performance across the health sector
Advocates for Aboriginal community development and;
Builds the capacity of the health workforce to improve the social, emotional and general health and well being of Aboriginal people.
18 November 2014
The Aboriginal Health Council of WA (AHCWA) launched a series of radio advertisements today to deliver anti-smoking messages to the Aboriginal community.
The campaign has been developed in partnership with King Edward Memorial Hospital’s Women’s & Newborns Health Service the Aboriginal Health Team, Child and Adolescent Community Health.
A series of murals was launched at King Edward Memorial Hospital (KEMH) today, featuring Aboriginal art and a number of positive health messages for pregnant women.
The murals are featured along the wall of an underground passage connecting the main hospital with the nearby Agnes Walsh House.
30 October, 2014
The Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA) today launched two books designed to assist Aboriginal parents and achieve better health outcomes for their babies.
The books provide advice on healthy living during pregnancy, as well as care for newborns, including advice on how to stop smoking and protect babies from the impact of tobacco smoke.