On-the-ground indigenous health a priority for new dollars

larger clinics on communities are one way the money will be spent

The Federal government gave indigenous health a boost yesterday with $33 million to strengthen primary health services. The granty comes after 90 million last November and will be designed to make sure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can access culturally appropriate primary health care, when and where they need it. Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) and other eligible providers will be able to apply for grants and directly control how the money is used.

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