The Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services, Population Health Unit Programs provide a range of services and assistance with health promotion and training in the Kimberley.
Our programs include:
Regional Sexual Health Program
The Regional Sexual Health program provides clinical education, training and resources to deliver high quality sexual health services to clients in the Kimberley. In particular, support and facilitation for an increase by clinicians and health workers of opportunistic and targeted screening with appropriate management and follow up of people with sexually transmitted infections and blood borne viruses. The program works closely with communities to identify and develop prevention and education strategies that are culturally specific to the region.
Regional Male Health Program
The Men’s Health Program provides support, advocacy and coordination of improved health care practices and identification of service provision gaps within Aboriginal men in the Kimberley using culturally safe engagement strategies.
The program engages with Kimberley men to implement male health programs, development of health literacy and relevant health campaigns for improved health outcomes of Aboriginal males living in remote communities.
Tackling Indigenous Smoking Program
The Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) program aims to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by minimising harms related to tobacco use. The program aims to achieve this goal through preventing the uptake of smoking and supporting smoking cessation among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
It is a multi-component program which focuses on population health evidence-based activities and tobacco reduction outcomes and supports implementation of approaches that are culturally tailored for and targeted to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
Regional Hearing Health Program
The Regional Hearing Health program provides various supports and training to local health care workers in the management of ear disease and improved hearing health outcomes in their communities across the Kimberley.
The program also provides local patient screening by ENT specialist and audiologist services for early intervention and treatment of Otitis Media.
Kimberley Foot Initiative
The Kimberley Foot Initiative (KFI) Project aims to improve the gaps within the health system for diabetic foot-related complications, improve patients’ outcomes and amputation rates in the Kimberley region, and working alongside with community clinics such as Balgo, Billiluna, Mulan Health Services, Beagle Bay Health Service, Bidyadanga Community Clinics, Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Services, Derby Aboriginal Health Services, Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Services, and Yura Yungi Medical Services.
All Population Health Programs are supported by a in house Graphic Designer/Health Promotion Officer.