Capital Health Network

Capital Health Network

We respect the Ngunnawal people of this region as the Traditional Custodians and cultural knowledge holders of this land.

Capital Health Network (CHN) recognises the importance of partnerships to improve the health and wellbeing of First Nations people in the ACT. Central to this, CHN facilitates the co-design, funding and support for programs that improve access to culturally safe, holistic and integrated health and well-being services for the more than 7,500 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the ACT. We acknowledge and strive to work together with the many other organisations providing important services to the First Nations community in the ACT.

We know that culturally appropriate and safe primary health care services are essential in supporting First Nations people with detection and management of health risk factors, social and emotional well-being issues, and chronic illnesses.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander HealthPathways

HealthPathways is a web-based clinical tool that provides health professionals with localised and evidence-based pathways which feature the assessment, management and referral options available locally across the ACT and Southern NSW.

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Primary Health Care Support

CHN’s Indigenous Health Team provides in-practice support and education for primary care providers to assist with the delivery of culturally appropriate services.

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Integrated Team Care

The Integrated Team Care Program contributes to improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with chronic health conditions through better access to culturally appropriate care coordination, multidisciplinary care, and support for self-management.

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Cultural Awareness Training

Capital Health Network in partnership with Coolamon Advisors provides Cultural Awareness Training for primary health care providers biannually.

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