Closing the gap in health outcomes between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people is a key priority of the NSW State Government.
To reflect this commitment, the 2012 NSW Aboriginal Health Awards will be held on the evening of National ‘Close the Gap’ day, 22 March 2012.
The Awards were established in 2004 and are an important way to celebrate and promote the success and achievements of individuals, teams and communities dedicated to delivering high quality care and improving health outcomes of Aboriginal people in urban, rural, regional and remote Aboriginal communities throughout NSW.
The 2012 Awards are aligned to Government commitments aimed at Closing the Gap in Indigenous Health Outcomes; and will recognise the achievements of health services to improve Aboriginal health outcomes throughout different life stages.
Key award categories include:
- Closing the gap in Aboriginal maternity and child health
- Closing the gap in Aboriginal youth health and wellbeing
- Closing the gap in Aboriginal health by strengthening families and communities
- Closing the gap in Aboriginal health through excellence in chronic care
- Closing the gap through innovation and excellence in workforce
- Closing the gap in Aboriginal health through excellence in research, evaluation and building evidence
- NSW Aboriginal Health Partnership Award for closing the gap through community engagement and partnerships
- Healthy Lifestyles Award
- Gail May Award
- Director-General’s Award
- Minister’s Award for excellence in Aboriginal health
- Hall of Fame Award
Nominations will open Monday 7 November 2011, and close on Friday 16 December 2011. For more information on the Awards and how to nominate, download the Information and Nomination Pack, go to http://www.hssevents.health.nsw.gov.au/awards-expo/aha
For any enquiries regarding the Awards, contact Health Support Services Events:
A/ Manager Events Services
Communications and Corporate Governance
Phone: (02) 8644 2070