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:
WentWest is committed to improving the health of local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients who have a chronic health condition through our Integrated Team Care (ITC) funding. To facilitate this we have recently updated the referral pathway enabling patients to obtain support for out of pocket expenses with specialist and allied health providers.
General Practices can access this pathway by simply filling out the below forms:
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