Report of the 6th National Conference
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The following five recommendations have been endorsed by the Working Group on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Health (WGATSIEH) and are included in the five year WGATSIEH Work Plan:
- enHealth advocate for further funding to assist with the rollout of the Remote Community Water Project including the development of resource kits and training sessions to assist jurisdictions in the management of water and sewerage.
- enHealth advocate to relevant federal Ministers for the establishment of a training program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Health Officers, which could be a matched partnership agreement with State health agencies and assistance with academic and supervision support.
- Establish an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Health Association to be named ’The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Health Practitioners’ Association’.
- The Working Group on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Health and enHealth co-sponsor the development of the ’Conducting Dog Health Programs’ for Environmental Health Workers publication with Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities (AMRRIC).
- Obtain enHealth endorsement of the AMRRIC Manual and promote its purchase and use by public health units and local government.
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