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Partnership Agreement between The Fred Hollows Foundation and Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation

Category: Agreement
Date: 29 September 2008
Sub Category:Indigenous Partnership
Location:Far Western New South Wales, New South Wales, Australia
Subject Matter:Collaboration / Partnership | Health and Community Services | Youth
Summary Information:
The Partnership Agreement between The Fred Hollows Foundation and Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation ('the Partnership Agreement') was signed by the Chief Executive of the Foundation, Brian Doolan, and the Regional Director of Maari Ma, Richard Weston, in Broken Hill on 29 September 2008.

The Partnership Agreement is designed to enhance health and social and community services for Indigenous people in far west New South Wales (The Fred Hollows Foundation 2008).

Detailed Information:
The parties 'will focus on community-based programs that tackle social factors affecting health, addressing issues such as safety, self-esteem, skills development and mentoring' (The Fred Hollows Foundation 2008).

The parties will initially work together in relation to existing community services - namely, the WINGS Drop-in Centre in Wilcannia and the Youth, Excellence, Arts and Health (YEAH) program in Broken Hill. WINGS provides an environment for young people to participate in activities such as sports, cooking, games and movies. YEAH trains young people in circus activites, to improve teamwork, life skills and self-esteem.

The partnership builds upon the work of the parties in the far western NSW area, and is part of their long-term commitment to 'Close the Gap' between Indigenous and non-Indigenous health outcomes.


Related Entries

Organisation
  • Maari Ma Health Aboriginal Corporation - Signatory
  • The Fred Hollows Foundation (Australia) - Signatory
  • Event
  • 'Close the Gap' Indigenous Health Equality Summit Statement of Intent

  • References

    Media Release
    The Fred Hollows Foundation (September 2008) Fred Hollows Foundation and Maari Ma sign partnership
    Newspaper Article
    The Koori Mail (8 October 2008) Partnership in far west

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    Indigenous Partnership

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