Indigenous Health Justice Conference
As a conference running concurrent to the 14th National Indigenous Legal Conference we established the inaugural...
...to highlight and promote the intersection between health and justice issues in the Indigenous context.
We thank our sponsors for making this conference possible...
This inaugural conference was a partnership between Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory (AMSANT) and Winkiku Rrumbangi NT Indigenous Lawyers Aboriginal Corporation.
Chair of AMSANT and CEO of Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation, Barb Shaw, served a key role throughout the conference program. We thank Barb for delivering the keynote and for her leadership.
Health Justice Partnerships and collaborations between health and legal services directly address the social determinants and determinants of health and are leading to improved health outcomes and more efficient and integrated services.
Main plenaries included presentations of the:
Mawaya Health Justice program in Nhulunbuy and surrounds between the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency and Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation (the first nationally between two Aboriginal Community Controlled health and legal organisations)
We thank Priscilla Atkins, Ariana Tutini, Alison Hanley and Joy McLaughlin for their main plenary presentations.
Cairns based lawyer and Chair of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (NACCHO) Donnella Mills is leading Health Justice Partnerships work nationally in the Indigenous context, and has been at the forefront of this work for many years. The Law Yarn and Wuchopperen Health Justice Partnership was recently evaluated by the Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research.
We thank Donnella for sharing her perspectives and for joining a panel to discuss the future of Aboriginal Communitiy Control in the legal and health sectors.
The 1st Indigenous Health Justice Conference featured many more main plenaries and breakout presentations focusing on Health Justice and the social and cultural determinants of health.
Some presentations including audio have been made available at the 14th National Indigenous Legal Conference web page.
More content to be added in 2020