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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 Australian children, adults and elders and their communities.

Weenthunga promotes effective partnerships between First Australian and Australian health practitioners, and between health practitioners with a variety of roles, in the provision health service delivery for First Australians and over time we hope to offer Victorian health practitioners:

  • Opportunities to network both locally and across the state, and discuss solutions to address the inequalities in the health of First Australians  
  • Professional support and education to improve the cultural knowledge and skill base for working with First Australians and their communities
  • 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 Australians 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 Australians and Australians in health roles throughout Victoria.

Already our membership of First Australians 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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