Aboriginal Health Care Plan

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There is within this area an Aboriginal health care centre called, Geraldton Region Aboriginal Medical Service (GRAMS). This service provides primary healthcare to the Yamaji people as well as other indigenous groups within the Geraldton, the Midwest and Murchison areas of Western Australia. The care they provide are Maternal and child health, Adolescent health, Men’s and women’s health, Sexual health, Chronic disease prevention, intervention and self-management, Mental health, Prison health, Ear, eye and oral health, Communicable diseases. (Coffin.Julie, 2015) This service fit in with the WA government’s strategic intentions plan which is firstly to Support the Western Australian community to become healthier. Focus on promoting healthy …show more content…

(Australia, 2015) Having a service such as Grams certainly does this. The WA government’s strategic plan follows with the national standards as does Grams for providing safe and quality healthcare by providing specialist community based healthcare using properly trained workforce of indigenous and non-indigenous healthcare providers. The GRAMS welcoming statement reads. We are a community controlled Aboriginal organisation, offering an affordable and culturally appropriate health services to the Mid-West and Murchison communities. Through resident and mobile services, we work collaboratively with service providers to offer a range of comprehensive primary health care programs. GRAMS believes in promoting healthy lifestyles, social and emotional well-being and early interventions. (Coffin.Julie, 2015). The Grams strategic plan for 2015/2018 includes developing a planning strategy that links Strategic, Business and Service planning to individual performance which facilitates monitors and evaluates performance, while the financial and information management systems maximise quality, minimise risk and utilise information to guide timely and appropriate decision …show more content…

Our Community, Engage and encourage our community to participate in the development and utilisation of a service that is culturally appropriate to all Aboriginal people. Our Workforce, Develop and enhance a creative and supportive workplace. Our Business, Improve and develop systems that will facilitate our ability to accommodate measure and demonstrate accountability for all our programs and services. This definitely follows standard 2 of the national standards as Grams includes the communities it services in decision making as to what healthcare the Aboriginal people of the area need. Grams strategic plan 3: Organisation pride is engendered through our values. Our workforce is encouraged and supported to live healthy lives. Innovative professional and career development opportunities are offered to our workforce. Promote understanding and acceptance of cultural diversity and how this fits within the values of the organisation. Support and encourage positive and health promoting attitudes and team skills. Pursue industry partnerships supporting health career development and pathways for Aboriginal people, including regular access to Aboriginal Health Practitioner, allied health and community care and aged care training in the region.

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