Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Funding: Report to the Sector

Uning Marlina, Judith Dwyer, Kim O'Donnell, Josée Lavoie, Patrick Sullivan

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This report gives the results of an analysis of funding received by a group of ACCHSs in 2006–07. This study aimed to bridge an important knowledge gap we encountered in the Overburden Project, as we were unable to identify an available source of consolidated information about the funding received by
According to our inclusion criteria (i.e. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled agencies providing a range of PHC services), we identified 145 ACCHSs across Australia. Table 6 shows the distribution of these
agencies, and the distribution of those included in our study sample.
Financial information (audited statements) from 42 ACCHSs was available from the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC). We also collected
financial/audit reports for 2006–07 from a convenience sample of ACCHSs that
had published detailed financial reports or provided them directly to the project team.
Financial reports with limited information about programs, funding amounts and
sources of income were excluded from this aspect of the study. We were able to acquire detailed financial statements for the 2006–07 financial year in 21 cases, representing 14 per cent of the total number of agencies.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherFlinders University
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished or Issued - 2008
Externally publishedYes

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