Apunipima is the largest Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHO) in Queensland covering the large and diverse footprint of Cape York Peninsula, Northern Australia. It provides health services to 11 Cape York communities and advocates for a further 6.
The health services delivered by Apunipima include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners, outreach midwives, podiatrists, audiologists, physiotherapists, dieticians and nutritionists, diabetes nurse educators, paediatricians and GPs. Apunipima adheres to a family centred model of comprehensive primary health care which sees clients as people embedded in families and communities.
We can assist journalists with enquiries on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health issues in Cape York. We also advocate on the importance of community initiated and controlled solutions to the social, political and economic conditions that affect Aboriginal communities and which must also be addressed to achieve health and wellbeing for the people of Cape York.
A media advisor is available on the following contacts:
+61 7 4037 7256
+61 7 4037 7244
+61 439 269 288
After Hours requests – Emma Pickering on +61 457 989 407
Media releases can also be viewed here.
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