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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples' Health and Wellbeing: Home

This Guide is designed to help link SVHM health professionals to relevant, recent information resources relating to the health and wellbeing of our First Nations people - Australian Indigenous - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

Acknowledgement to Country

‘St Vincent’s Hospital acknowledges the local Aboriginal people of the land on which it’s many sites are located. St Vincent’s acknowledges Aboriginal people as the Traditional Owners/Custodians of the land. We are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their communities.’ From: SVHA Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Protocol 

SVHM Aboriginal Health department via SVHM Intranet

National Reconciliation week: 27 May to 3 June


  NAIDOC Week: Jul 2, 2023 - Jul 9, 2023


NAIDOC 2023 For Our Elders
"We’re proud to announce that the 2023 National NAIDOC Week theme is For Our Elders. 
Across every generation, our Elders have played, and continue to play, an important role and hold a prominent place in our communities and families. They are cultural knowledge holders, trailblazers, nurturers, advocates, teachers, survivors, leaders, hard workers and our loved ones. 
Our loved ones who pick us up in our low moments and celebrate us in our high ones. Who cook us a feed to comfort us and pull us into line, when we need them too.  They guide our generations and pave the way for us to take the paths we can take today. Guidance, not only through generations of advocacy and activism, but in everyday life and how to place ourselves in the world".


Inclusive Health at St Vincent's Hospital Australia

Through the provision of care, advocacy and research, St Vincent's Hospital Australia seeks to change the structures and systems that lead to some people experiencing poorer health outcomes than others as a consequence of poverty, marginalisation or vulnerability. St Vincent's focus is on addressing the health care needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people experiencing chronic homelessness and people living in the community seeking asylum.

St Vincent's efforts in regard to each of these communities are directed through:

  1. Clinical care: through the delivery of services and community partnerships committed to bringing about long-term changes in health outcomes.
  2. Research: examining the social determinants of health to improve health services and guide initiatives.
  3. Advocacy: advocating for and contributing to health and social policy that aims to improve health services for all people, especially those experiencing poor health outcomes.
Mission department, please see inclusive health: 
(use Edge browser. Intranet access only)

Libguide Author

Carl de Gruchy Library, St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne


Carl de Gruchy Library
Ground floor, Clinical Sciences Building
29 Regent Street, Fitzroy, Vic, 3065

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Related SVHM Library Subject Guides

Inclusive Health 
(Library guide aimed at staff and students of St Vincent's Hospital Melbourne interested in Inclusive Health, diversity, equity, disparity, advocacy, social justice and related topic)


Print books & Online books at Carl de Gruchy Library