Your Disaster Plan is a community project through Ngunya Jarjum Child and Family Network and Healthy North Coast

Who Are Ngunya Jarjum?

Ngunya Jarjum was established in 1995 by Bundjalung Elders and community members to address the crisis and need for more Aboriginal kinship and foster carers. We strive to keep Aboriginal children in family, on Country and immersed in culture.

The organisation has grown to be the largest Aboriginal community-controlled agency in Northern NSW. We provide Family Support services, Early Childhood Education services, Family preservation, Targeted early intervention and out of home care services across the Aboriginal communities of Bundjalung and Yaegl Country.

Ngunya Jarjum is governed by a board of non-executive Aboriginal directors, and supported by a membership of Aboriginal people who are predominantly of Bundjalung descent. We support over 140 Aboriginal children and young people in statutory out of home care. We have a carer pool of almost 115. Ngunya Jarjum are one the largest Aboriginal employers in the non-government sector of Northern NSW.

Who Are Healthy North Coast?

Healthy North Coast was appointed to deliver the North Coast PHN program in 2015 to work with primary health care (health services provided outside of hospitals) and the broader health sector to:

Increase the efficiency and effectiveness of medical services for patients, particularly those at risk of poor health outcomes; and
Improve coordination of care to ensure patients receive the right care in the right place at the right time.
These objectives will be achieved through a focus on:

  • Access & Outcomes – by improving health outcomes and addressing health inequities
  • Quality – through improving the quality of primary health care
  • Integration – by improving patient experience and outcomes
  • Value – delivering better value through operational capacity efficiencies and striving for excellence through strong governance

Priority areas are:

  • Aged Care
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
  • Digital Health
  • Drug and Alcohol Treatment
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Mental Health
  • Population health
  • Health workforce
  • Integration and Coordination
  • Innovation

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