The Central Australian Remote Health Development Service has been established to develop the capacity of Aboriginal people and health professionals to improve community health outcomes and to increase effective Aboriginal control over PHC service delivery.
CARHDS is a unique service as it is directly controlled by and accountable to the Primary Health Care industry to meet the in service training needs as determined by the employer. Currently there are 10 Aboriginal Community Controlled services in Central Australia, plus the NT government service. CARHDS works with the current 36 Health centres, covering 5 health zones.
To achieve its goals CARHDS has a primary focus on providing regional support in order to improve access to, and equity in, the provision of in service training for all workers and boards but with a particular emphasis upon Aboriginal Health Workers.
CARHDS is a
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