Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing

Many Aboriginal people in Victoria enjoy good or excellent health. However, as a group, Aboriginal people are more likely to experience poorer health outcomes than non-Aboriginal people. Care that centres on the person, the family and community, lies at the heart of good Aboriginal health service delivery, early intervention and prevention. It is locally developed, culturally informed and empowers Aboriginal people to make the best choices about their health.

CVPCP worked with the local aboriginal communities to build the resilience and leadership skills of young aboriginal people. Teachers and service providers have recognised a lack of leadership opportunities for young Aboriginal students. Building the leadership skills of Aboriginal students will support these young people in developing self-esteem, confidence and motivation to effect positive social change as role models.

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Recognising traditional owners/custodians

Macedon Ranges Shire Council have published an Organisational protocols for recognising traditional owners/custodians. This resource provides guidelines to advise staff in recognising, and therefore respecting, the traditional owners/custodians of the Macedon Ranges Shire. It includes the history of Aboriginal people in Macedon Ranges, contact details of the registered Aboriginal parties and an Acknowledgement of Country. More resources can be located on their Aboriginal culture heritage webpage.

Mount Alexander Shire Council acknowledge the traditional owners on their website and have published the Council’s Commitment to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Peoples of the Mount Alexander shire.

Central Victoria Prevention & Population Health acknowledges the traditional owners on whose land we live and work, their rich culture and spiritual connection to country. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and celebrate their living culture and unique role in the life of our catchment.

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