On Thursday the 22nd March 2018, John Briggs General Manager of Southern Australia attended the Closing the Gap event at the Adelaide Wayville Showgrounds, in a show of support for the numerous organisations striving towards Closing the Gap for Indigenous health outcomes.
Northern Health Network hosted the event. They deliver a range of integrated community health services across metropolitan Adelaide including mental health counselling and an Aboriginal health program.
The event featured stalls run by other health organisations who provide services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
After meeting with various qualified Indigenous health practitioners at the event, Intract have embarked on developing our first Indigenous health workshop for all Indigenous personnel in both Intract and our sister company McMahon Services. Commencing in Adelaide the objectives will be to educate employees on what local health services are available to them and their families, and how to access psychology services, dental services, health checks and immunisations.
Master of Ceremonies for the event, Shelley Ware, is a proud Yankanjatjara and Wirangu woman who is a Primary School Teacher, Education Consultant and more commonly recognised as being one of the hosts on NITV’s Marngrook Footy Show.