Aboriginal Medical Services Recognised By Sa Government

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Media Release

4 July 2008



Aboriginal Medical Services recognised by SA Government


Dr Mick Adams, chair of NACCHO*, the national peak body for Aboriginal medical

services has congratulated both the South Australian Government and Mr John

Singer, chair of the peak Aboriginal Health Council of SA (AHCSA), on his

appointment to the South Australian Health Performance Council.


“Mr Singer’s appointment is due recognition by the South Australian government of

the importance of having representation of the Aboriginal community controlled

health service sector on influential government bodies like the SA Health

Performance Council overseeing the operation of the health system” Dr Adams said.


“Involvement of representatives of the Aboriginal community controlled health service

sector in providing independent and timely advice to government on primary health

care is a important step forward in implementing the national statement of intent** to

close the Aboriginal life expectancy gap.


“Mr John Singer brings a wealth of experience to the South Australian Health

Performance Council from his involvement as chair of the Aboriginal Health Council

of SA and on the board of NACCHO and in the field experience as a health worker in

Aboriginal health services in South Australia and as an administrator in health

services in South Australia and the Northern Territory.


“Mr Singer is currently Director of the Nganampa Health Council, the largest

Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service in remote Australia, covering the

Anangu, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunyatjara (APY) Lands in the far north west of South

Australia” Dr Adams said.



*National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO)

**Statement of Intent to ‘Close the Gap’ 14-5-8


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NACCHO Media Contacts:

Chairperson Dr Mick Adams 04 0964 6952

Media Chris Hallett 04 0770 4788








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