NSW Government & Opposition
Close the Gap, Indigenous Health Equality, Statement of Intent for NSW (SOI) was co-signed by the NSW Government, the Opposition and the AH&MRC in June 2010. The SOI commits governments to work together to achieve equality in health status and life expectancy between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians by the year 2030.
The NSW Aboriginal Health Partnership is a long standing agreement between AH&MRC and the NSW Government through its health portfolio with the purpose of bringing the expertise of the Aboriginal community to the health care processes in the areas of policy, strategic planning and equitable resource allocation. The current agreement was signed in 2008 and meetings are held quarterly. The Partnership provides a framework for interaction at an operational level. In particular, the Centre for Aboriginal Health, AIDS Infectious Diseases Branch, Mental Health & Drug & Alcohol Branch, Chronic Care for Aboriginal People Branch have worked closely with the AH&MRC.
In November, 2009 AH&MRC re-signed its Memorandom of Understanding with Justice Health.
Department of Health and Ageing
The AH&MRC is a signatory to the NSW Agreement on Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing between the Australian Government; the State of NSW; the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW and General Practice NSW. All parties agree to work collaboratively to achieve the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health for Aboriginal people.
The Visions CRC contributes to the Aboriginal Health College educational programs for the professional development of Aboriginal Health Workers to improve Aboriginal eye care outcomes.
Brien Holden Insititute
The BHVI continues to actively support and champion the work of the AH&MRC and the Aboriginal Health College.
International Centre for Eyecare education
The AH&MRC continues to work in partnership with the AH&MRC and local Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services where eye care clinics are co-ordinated. ICEE work in conjunction with the ACCHS and Regional Eye Health Co-ordinators to deliver clinics in 106 Aboriginal community locations.
Cancer Council NSW
The AH&MRC has a Memorandom of Understanding with the Cancer Council NSW expressing a commitment to work together on Aboriginal cancer projects and related areas of common interest including the development of information and resources. The booklet Aboriginal Cancer Journeys - Our Stories of Kinship, Hope and Survival was developed through this partnership in 2010.
Rural Doctors Network
The AH&MRC has a Memorandom of Understanding with Rural Doctors Network (RDN) cementing a longstanding working relationship. One of the shared objectives is to develop strategies and sustainable approaches to health care delivery to Aboriginal peoples in NSW that is equitable, accessible and of high quality. Projects include addressing Aboriginal health workforce issues and focusing on strategies to increase recruitment and retention of GPs in the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Sector.
NCOSS (Council of social services NSW)
NCOSS represents, and advocates for, the interests of disadvantaged people and the non government social and community services sector to the New South Wales Government and other organisations. AH&MRC has a Memorandom of Understanding with NCOSS to work collaboratively around issues aimed at improving the health of Aboriginal people.
The Sax institute
The AH&MRC works with The Sax Institute through its Coalition for Research to Improve Aboriginal Health (CRIAH). CRIAH brings together Aboriginal communities and leading research expertise across NSW to establish and undertake research to improve the health of Aboriginal people. A major project of CRIAH is the SEARCH (Study of Environment, Aboriginal Resilience and Child Health). The AH&MRC works collaboratively with GP NSW in areas of common interest. A major focus has been the coordination of roll out of COAG initiatives.
Australian Diabetes Council NSW
The AH&MRC has worked in partnership with the Australian Diabetes Council - NSW on a number of projects including the Make me feel Deadly workshop for Aboriginal Health Workers from ACCHSs, the Feel Good: Eat Healthy Tucker and Move More Everyday DVD and three stories of Aboriginal people's experiences of living with diabetes for the Australian Diabetes Council website.
Australian Respiratory Council
The AH&MRC works in partnership with the Australian Respiratory Council on its BREATHE (Building Research Evidence to address Aboriginal Tobacco Habits Effectively) project, along with the Australian Heart Foundation and the Cancer Council of NSW. The AH&MRC works in partnership with the Australian Respiratory Council on its BREATHE (Building Research Evidence to address Aboriginal Tobacco Habits Effectively) project, along with the Australian Heart Foundation and the Cancer Council of NSW.
The Heart Foundation
The AH&MRC works in partnership with the Heart Foundation on its BREATHE (Building Research Evidence to address Aboriginal Tobacco Habits Effectively) project, along with the Australian Respiratory Council and the Cancer Council of NSW.
Kidney Health Australia
The AH&MRC has worked in partnership with Kidney Health Australia and the Rural Doctor's Network to develop a training workshop Yarning about Renal Health for Aboriginal health workers in regional NSW.
Cancer institute of NSW
The AH&MRC is working in collaboration with the Cancer Institute of NSW on the Kick the Habit campaign to address smoking in Aboriginal communities.
Oxfam has supported AH&MRC to participate in the Close The Gap campaign to achieve equality in health status and life expectancy for Aboriginal Australians.
The AH&MRC works collaboratively with Hepatitis NSW having involvement on a number of project steering committees. Past projects include: Hosting a tour of the Chopped Liver show, printing of the AH&MRC resource Hep C & Us Mob.
Australasian Society for HIV Medicine
The AH&MRC is represented on a number of steering committees for ASHM projects, as well as delivering joint training for Aboriginal sexual health workers.
The AH&MRC receives funding from the Improvement Foundation to support five member services to participate in the Australian Primary Care Collaboratives.