Aboriginal Engagement

HCC recognises the vital importance of prioritising the health of Aboriginal Australians. We partner with organisations to deliver Aboriginal Community Conversations as well as Aboriginal Health Rights presentations.

We also advocate for the use of the independent, transparent, live feedback mechanism, Patient Opinion to raise awareness of the issues Aboriginal consumers may be facing. For people who have difficulties in writing their story, there are picture based response options, or you can call Patient Opinion for them to write your story. You can call them on 1300 662 996, but please note that mobile phone charges may apply.

We work in partnership with health services in consumer evaluation of their service and to identify any barriers that if addressed can improve access and service delivery to Aboriginal consumers. In particular we are partnering with the Aboriginal Health Council of WA and WA Primary Health Alliance to advocate for a better patient journey for Aboriginal people travelling to Perth for health care.

Aboriginal Patient Advocacy Project

We have recently partnered with the Aboriginal Health Council of WA and the National Justice Project to develop training for community members and workers who may work with Aboriginal people and want to help ensure they receive equitable health care from services. The training includes Cultural awareness and what a Culturally secure service looks like, health rights training, advocacy training, self-care and vicarious trauma. We are holding pilot training in late June and will roll out this program after that.

Contact us

We are based in Perth but offer a statewide phone service. If you would like to know more please contact Tania Harris on 9221 3422 or tania.harris@hconc.org.au