Western Sydney is home for many Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people from different first nations communities across Australia, with about 4% of the population identifying as Aboriginal. In particular, large numbers of Aboriginal people live in the Blacktown with some suburbs in this Local Government Area facing substantial socioeconomic challenges.
Profile Aboriginal Health in western Sydney
Identify service gaps including the provision and accessibility of services, health literacy and the management of health conditions
Build integrated and culturally appropriate solutions to address health care needs.
Aboriginal Health – Commissioning programs in the community:
Integrated Team Care (ITC) - As part of the ITC funding, WentWest has commissioned Greater Western Aboriginal Health Service (GWAHS) whose role is to work with the local community to improve the health of local Aboriginal patients whom have a chronic health condition.
Information about the program, who can access the program and how the team at GWAHS can support you, is available on the GWAHS website or contact them on (02) 9836 7300.
WentWest would like to acknowledge the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as Australia’s First Nation Peoples and the Traditional Custodians of this land. We value their culture, identity, and continuing connection to country, waters, kin and community. We would like to acknowledge and give our respect to Elders past, present and future.
We are committed to making a valued contribution to the well-being of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of western Sydney