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 is working 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.