Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations in practice: Sharing ways of working from the ACCHO sector

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This resource shares the findings of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander led research undertaken by CREATE and guided by a national Leadership Group from the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHO) sector. The resource showcases ACCHO ways of working and has been developed for workforce within ACCHOs and other Indigenous primary health care organisations.

For many ACCHOs, the information within the resource will be common knowledge and represent long standing practices. It is important to reflect on the unique characteristics of your ACCHO and community before considering whether some of the recommendations included in this resource could be adopted to benefit local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

The resource may be used to support evaluation of existing programs and service delivery models, induction of new staff, workforce capacity building, strategic planning processes, funding applications or future research endeavours.

The resource contains ten chapters that each describe ACCHO practices in one domain. Each chapter has a summary and list of contents on the first page, then goes on to provide a detailed description of ACCHO ways of working, outcomes, enablers, challenges and recommendations. There is also a brief discussion that describes other relevant research, and a reflection tool that summarises key approaches outlined within the chapter. Policy briefs have also been developed to summarise the challenges and policy implications related to each chapter of the resource, with the exception of Chapter 2 (Governance chapter). The chapters and policy briefs can be accessed through the links below.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages197
Publication statusPublished or Issued - 27 Feb 2020


  • Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations
  • Community Control
  • Aboriginal health
  • Workforce
  • Primary health care service delivery
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Health Promotion
  • Continuous quality improvement
  • Accreditation
  • Governance
  • National key performance Indicators

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