Snapshot on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
Welcome to our video on the Albury Wodonga Aboriginal Health Service (AWAHS).
AWAHS is a non-profit organisation that was developed and set up to cater for the primary health care needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their families.
In the late 1960s and early 1970s the government of the day designated Albury Wodonga as an Aboriginal resettlement area, highlighting that Aboriginal families would have greater access to education, health, employment and other essential services. The local Aboriginal community of Albury Wodonga is made up of over 50 different language groups.
The health service opened its doors in August, 2009, through funding received via a joint venture between the Office of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH) and the New South Wales government.