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Creating an early literacy start to life

Apunipima Cape York Health Council will showcase how teaching kids their ABCs from a young age can help pave the way for their futures. Apunipima’s speech pathologist Amanda Wilson, along with maternal child health worker Elaine McGreen and team leader…
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Hope Vale babies Welcome to Country

Babies born in 2014 were given a first-ever “Welcome to Country” at Hope Vale. More than 20 infants and their families were handed certificates and baby baskets as Hope Vale traditional elder Tim McGreen welcomed the babies home to their…
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Moustaches and beards grow at Apunipima

Dr Mark Wenitong got a bit enthusiastic about growing his mo for Movember - and he accidentally shaved it off during a morning routine. Thanks to our staffer and PhotoShop guru Richard Pickering, Dr Mark is able to be a "Mo…
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Wendy does everything from A to Z

Wendy does everything from A to Z Job title: Primary Health Care facility coordinator, Kowanyama Hobbies: Fishing, gardening, sewing, reading, pottery Managing the primary health care facility at Kowanyama is a big job but one that facility coordinator Wendy Wust loves. Working…
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Yvonne's midwife eligibility improves efficiency

Yvonne's midwife eligibility improves efficiencyApunipima Cape York Health Council midwife Yvonne Barnes can now sign off on medicines and scans for midwifery practice that would usually require a doctor’s authority. Yvonne has received her notation as an Eligible Midwife which…
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Bernie Singleton Scholarship Opens

Apunipima is delighted to welcome the first round of applications for the inaugural Bernie Singleton Scholarship. Bernie Singleton, former Chairman of Apunipima, has had a career in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs spanning 50 years, often acting as cultural…
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Apunipima inducted into hall of fame

Apunipima inducted into hall of fame     At a glittering ceremony this week, Apunipima Cape York Health Council was inducted into the Queensland Aboriginal & Islander Health Council Hall of Fame. Presented with the Quality in Governance Award, Apunipima…
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Research ready to be community driven

Research ready to be community driven Community-controlled health services is at the forefront of research coordinator Rachael Ham's mind. Working at Apunipima since July, Rachael loves immersing herself in all things research. "Trying something, testing it and seeing if it…
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