Aboriginal Health

Central and Eastern Sydney PHN (CESPHN) acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land that we work on and strongly support practices that provide culturally appropriate services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients.

Our Aboriginal Health website refers to Aboriginal people in recognition of Aboriginal people being the original inhabitants of NSW. The use of "Torres Strait Islander" and "Indigenous" is only made when quoting the Commonwealth Government.

Closing the Gap - Integrated Team Care

The aim of the program is to contribute to closing the gap in life expectancy by improving access to culturally sensitive mainstream primary care services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

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Resources and useful links

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Care Coordination and Supplementary Services

Our Care Coordination and Supplementary Services (CCSS) Program is a service for local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with respiratory disease, renal disease, cardiovascular disease, diabetes or cancer.

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The role of mainstream general practice

Mainstream primary care has an important role in ensuring better service provision, including improved health assessment uptake. This program aims to improve the capacity of mainstream primary care services to deliver culturally sensitive services to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. See also a list of practices registered for the Indigenous Health Practice Incentive Program.

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Aboriginal Outreach Work

As part of the Closing the Gap program the Aboriginal Outreach Worker is available to offer support and assistance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to access local primary health services including GPs, specialists and allied health providers.

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