For a long time there have been communication problems between the western health system and Aboriginal clients. This project is about improving health education and health interpreting for Aboriginal clients so that they can better understand doctors and other health workers and make informed decisions about treatments.
Who is involved
The Primary Health Care Reform Group has invited Charles Darwin University
to work with Laynha Health to plan a major project to improve client health
education and health interpreting in the East Arnhem region at – Milingimbi,
Galiwin’ku, Ramingining, Gapuwiyak, Nhulunbuy, Yirrkala, Angurugu, Umbakumba,
and Numbulwar and in homelands. Health clinic employees and interpreters
in your community will be invited to participate in this project.
How we will work with health clinics and interpreters
We have conducted an online survey to collect initial information that
we will use to identify the main issues are areas for further
research and development. 60 people filled out the survey.