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Posted on 03 September, 2021

Administrator's Medal in Primary Health - Whole Practice/Health Services Winner

Administrator's Medal in Primary Health -  Whole Practice/Health Services Winner

Congratulations to Health Service Administrator’s Medal in Primary Health Care recipient, Danila Dilba Health Service!

Administrator's Medal in Primary Health -  Whole Practice/Health Services Winner

Danila Dilba is the only Aboriginal Controlled Health Organisation in Darwin and supports over 9000 clients. They work not only with other health providers but recognising the social determinants of health, also work with the Don Dale Detention Centre and NT Legal Aid, to provide free legal support to their clients. The organisation is focused on providing a culturally safe workplace and has a majority of Indigenous staff. Each year, they self-fund five Aboriginal Health Practitioner trainees – a significant contribution to building a sustainable workforce. The panel recognised Danila Dilba for the breadth of their local services, their focus on cultural safety and their flexible and welcoming service to their clients (which includes mobile clinics and varied communication strategies to encourage good health and wellbeing). They are also recognised for their contribution to the COVID-19 response in the Territory – working as a respiratory clinic and supporting the vaccine rollout.

The Administrator’s Medals in Primary Health Care are proudly sponsored in partnership by Northern Territory Primary Health Network, Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory, Health Providers Alliance NT, Centre For Remote Health, CRANAplus, Northern Territory General Practice Education, Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health and NT Health.