It has been a very busy start to the 2018 training and education year for the Aboriginal Health Team – here’s a brief overview:
- Arranging and settling three-part time registrars into placements in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services. These registrars will deliver approximately 35 hours per week of GP services to Aboriginal peoples in Semester 1: 2018.
- Presenting and being present at the GPT 1 Orientation Residential Workshop in February.
- Presenting to rural practice managers in February about cultural humility and arranging a cultural event for Metro practice managers in April.
- Delivering the Aboriginal Health Workshop for GPT 1/2 rural registrars at Lake Tyers.
- Conduct of surveys of registrars and ACCHS for the Semester 2:2017 placements.
- Arranging equipment and resources funding for two ACCHS that applied in 2017.
- Delivery of a Cultural Awareness education session on site at Ramahyuck, Sale.
Another highlight since our last News item was joining the celebrations at GEGAC at the official opening of the new medical facility, Brabuwooloong Medical Centre in December last year. It was a fantastic event and EV congratulates the Board, Executive, Staff and the Community on the day and the provision of this great facility for the East Gippsland region.
The Aboriginal Health Team is expanding in numbers in 2018 to better assist us to deliver some innovative programs and also to help us assist the ACCHS in our footprint to increase training capacity. More news next edition.
Our first major celebration of an event of significance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people was Close the Gap day on 15 March. Medical Educators and staff donned CtG T-Shirts and spoke to registrars attending workshops that day about the history of the CtG government policy and current status.
Pictured is the medical and cultural education teams and community members at the rural GPT1 & 2 workshop at Lake Tyers.
Aboriginal Health Training Officer