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The Weenthunga Health Network focuses on the Victorian health workforce and hopes to offer a unique approach to strategies which will contribute to recruitment, retention and capacity building of Victorian health practitioners working with First Nations children, adults and Elders and their communities.

Weenthunga promotes Aboriginal-led, effective collaboration between First Nations and Australian health practitioners, and between health practitioners with a variety of roles, in the provision health service delivery for First Nations people. Over time we hope to offer Victorian health practitioners:

  • Opportunities to network both locally and across the state
  • Professional support and education to improve the cultural knowledge and skill base for working with First Nations people and their communities; including individual/organisational white privledge, decolonising services/practice and racism
  • Inclusion in a network with access to collegial support and information – regardless of your particular health qualification or role in delivery of health services
  • Opportunities to join in strategies to see more First Nations people working in health roles

Weenthunga is keen to quickly develop its capacity and work to meet its objectives – and this will be enhanced by the further recruitment of members and the establishment of local networks of First Nations people and Australians in health roles throughout Victoria.

Already our membership of First Nations and Australians is drawn from the fields of: Aboriginal Health Project Management; Aboriginal Health Research; Aboriginal Hospital Liaison; Community Development; Dental Therapy; Diabetes Education; Dietetics; Exercise Physiology; General Practice; Health Education; Health Promotion; Medicine; Mental Health Work; Midwifery; Neuropsychology; Nursing; Nutrition; Occupational Therapy; Optometry; Pharmacy; Physiotherapy; Podiatry; Public Health; Psychiatry; Psychology; Social Work; Speech Pathology – and we anticipate members from many more health roles joining is as the word is passed around.

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