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Annual Report 2009-2010 Department of Health and Families



Annual Report 2009-2010 Department of Health and Families

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Department Health and Families12 Dr Barbara Paterson [\@ @ Corporate Plan Priority Action Leader for: Targeting Smoking, Alcohol and Substance Abuse Barbara is a medical graduate and Public Health Physician. She has over 18 years experience in Aboriginal > \ @z ] > service provision with the AIDS/STD Unit of the Centre for Disease Control and child health policy and program development. She became a Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine in 1995. As Program Director, Maternal, Child and Youth Health, she had a Territory-wide role in development and monitoring of evidence based policy, strategies and programs, contributing to national policy directions. Barbara began her current roles in August 2008. Prof. Shane Houston Executive Director, Systems Performance and Aboriginal Policy Corporate Plan Priority Action Leader for: Safety, Quality and Accountability Professor Shane Houston is a Gangulu man from Central Queensland. He has worked in Aboriginal Affairs for more than 30 years holding many roles at local, state and national levels. Shane has worked intensely ! [\ ] Medical Service and National Coordinator of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Organisation. He has also held senior executive positions in the public sector for more than 17 years. In his current role he is responsible for monitoring the performance of the Northern Territory health system and for the development and promulgation of a strategic Aboriginal policy agenda. Professor Houston completed his PhD at Curtin University in 2003 graduating with a Chancellors Commendation. Shane was appointed Adjunct Professor of Health Sciences at Curtin University in 2006 and Professor in the School of Medicine University of Notre Dame, Sydney in 2008. In 2009 Shane was awarded the Chief Ministers Public Service Medal for meritorious and outstanding public service for his contributions aimed at improving the cultural security of services in the health sector.

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