EACH acknowledges that our work in the community takes place on the Traditional Lands of the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung People of the Kulin Nation and therefore respectfully recognise their Elders, past and present, and the ongoing Custodianship of the Land and Water by all Members of these Communities.
Ngarrang Gulinj-al Boordup “Caring for our Mob, in health and wellbeing” Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing Team
The EACH Ngarrang Gulinj-al Boordup Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing Team (AHWT) support and assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community members to access the health and community services they need, under the Commonwealth-funded Integrated Team Care program (ITC – previously known as Care Coordination and Supplementary Services).
The team includes Aboriginal Health Facilitators, a Nurse Care Coordinator and an Outreach Worker Aboriginal Health Promotion Officer. Staff work alongside and provide support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community members with chronic health conditions (including mental illness) to improve their self-management of their health conditions.
They can provide advocacy, health and wellbeing assessments, referral(s) to mainstream and Aboriginal health and social services and program, arrange transport to and from medical and/or allied health appointments, accompany clients during medical appointments, and assist in providing medical equipment.
The team is based at EACH’s Ferntree Gully centre but can outreach to home, health services or community locations as necessary.
Naming our team
Read about how our Aboriginal Health & Wellbeing team has now become known as Ngarrang Gulinj-al Boordup, meaning “Caring for our mob in health and wellbeing” in Woi Wurrung language of the Wurundjeri people.
How we work
The Ngarrang Gulinj-al Boordup Team understand that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities believe that health and wellbeing will be achieved when there is a balance across and connection to physical wellbeing, mental and spiritual wellbeing, emotional wellbeing and social wellbeing. These are the areas that we focus on with individuals and their families to support them move towards a balance across these realms.
Learn more about EACH's work in Aboriginal Health & Wellbeing:
EACH is committed to social justice, and the promotion of health and wellbeing for all in the community.
Respect and dignity are the rights of all people.
We seek the assistance of Aboriginal elders and community members to work together towards developing an understanding of the cultural backgrounds, needs and the aspirations of Aboriginal Communities.
All services at EACH welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members.
This program offers:
The ITC Nurse Care Coordinator and Outreach Worker work together to:
- Help you understand your health condition and make improvements
- Provide health and wellbeing assessments, referrals and access to health care professionals and services
- Go with you to medical appointments if necessary
- Arrange transport to medical/allied health appointments if necessary
- Provide required medical equipment.
To access the ITC program you need:
- To be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage
- A specific GP referral and GP management Plan/TCA on ITC forms is required
- Have a chronic health condition that meets the program guidelines.
Who can access this program?
This service is available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Community members living in the Eastern Region of Melbourne and their families.
When can this program be accessed?
This program can be accessed Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm. After hours appointments can be made by prior arrangement.