Building cultural competency for primary health care services

Accessing culturally safe health care that is delivered in a connected way, by multiple service providers can be difficult for many Aboriginal people living in WA.

To develop the workforce that supports Aboriginal people to navigate the health system and receive the best possible healthcare, the WA Primary Health Alliance recently hosted an Integrated Team Care (ITC) Indigenous Health Project Officer (IHPO) Project Officer Forum.

Over two days, IHPOs and Care Coordinators working across Perth metropolitan and WA regional communities were able to come together to share insights on the Integrated team Care program, network and and develop skills and knowledge.

This included learning what kind of information is critical for to GPs in delivering culturally competent practice and how IHPO’s can better engage with them.

Pictured are some of the forum attendees from organisations including Arche Health, Boab Health Services, Hope Community Services, Carnarvon Medical Service, Mawarnkarra Health Service, Moorditj Koort, South West Aboriginal Medical Service and the Wheatbelt Health Network and WA Primary Health Alliance.

Click here to find out more about the WA Primary Health Alliance Integrated Team Care Program.