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Supporting Sisters and Aunties to Survive: Breast Cancer Summits for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women.

Well Women Workshop grants awarded

Below are the 2010 recipients of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Well Women Workshop grants. Twelve grants were awarded to promote and encourage breast awareness and early detection of breast cancer in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women at local community locations:

Organisation Location
BreastScreen Victoria Carlton South Vic
Charleville and Western Areas Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation for Health (CWAATSICH) Charleville Qld
Country Health South Australia; Yorke and Lower North Health Service; Aboriginal Health Team Maitland SA
Department of Health and Families - Milikapiti Health Centre Melville Island NT
Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania - Cancer Screening and Control Services and BreastScreen Tasmania Hobart Tas
Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service Geraldton WA
Greater Southern Area Health Service Aboriginal Health and Wagga Wagga Cancer Services Wagga Wagga NSW
Laynhapuy Homelands Association Yirrkala NT
Moogji Aboriginal Council Orbost Vic
Mount Isa District Health Services Mount Isa Qld
Peppimenarti Health Association Darwin NT
Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service Wellington NSW

Improving knowledge and skills of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and health professionals is a project of the Supporting Women in Rural Areas Diagnosed with Breast Cancer Program, funded by the Australian Government.

HITnet Kiosks

You can receive important information about early detection of breast cancer through interactive, touch-screen health promotion kiosks (‘HITnet kiosks’) which are available in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia. Click here to visit the HITnet site for more information and to find a kiosk near you.