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AMSANT annual report 2016-2017

Details:

Title

AMSANT annual report 2016-2017

Other title

Annual report 2016-2017; Aborignal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory annual report 2016-2017

Creator

Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory

Collection

E-Publications; E-Bookss; PublicationNT; Annual Report; AMSANT annual report

Date

2017

Notes

Made available by the Library & Archives NT via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Language

English

Subject

Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance of the Northern Territory -- Periodicals; Aboriginal Australians -- Medical care -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals; Aboriginal Australians -- Health and hygiene -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Periodicals

Publisher name

Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory

Place of publication

Darwin

Series

Annual Report; AMSANT annual report

Volume

2016-2017

File type

application/pdf

Use

Copyright

Copyright owner

Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/305672

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/358016

Page content

AMSANT ANNUAL REPORT 2016-2017 34 AMSANT.ORG.AU 35 COMMUNITY CONTROL Pathways to Community Control is a policy framework endorsed by the NT Aboriginal Health Forum (the Forum) to expand access to Aboriginal community controlled primary health care across the NT, based on a regional model of service delivery. This requires the transition of NT Government clinics to existing regional ACCHSs, as well as the development of new regional ACCHSs where these dont currently exist. The Commonwealth Government provides limited funding for transition processes, which are prioritised through the Forum. The Forum has agreed on three priority sites for transition ~ East Arnhem, West Arnhem and Alyawarr. There has been some significant progress in this transition process during the past year; on 1 July, Miwatj formally took over the Milingimbi Health Clinic from the NT Department of Health ~ the fourth such clinic to be transferred to Miwatj. Two further clinics are scheduled for transition in the next 18 months. A further transition was completed on 1 July 2017 when Bagot Community Health Clinic became part of Danila Dilba Health Service. As an Associate Member of AMSANT, Bagot clinic has been supported by AMSANT during the year, while negotiations have progressed with the Northern Territory Department of Health and Danila Dilba over the proposed transition. Meanwhile, Malabam Health Board, which already has established infrastructure and provides the majority of services for Maningrida Health Clinic, has successfully submitted a business case to Forum for approval to receive funding for transition of the clinic from NT DOH. Red Lily Health Board, already receiving funding for transition, has made steady progress during the year. AMSANT auspices Red Lilys funding and is providing other support as required.