Welcome to the Ngangganawili Aboriginal Health Service Community (NAHS) website. NAHS was established in 1993 as a community controlled Aboriginal corporation and health and medical service to provide affordable and culturally appropriate services to the Indigenous and wider population of Wiluna and surrounding areas.
NAHS plays an important role in the community by providing comprehensive primary health care services, promoting healthy lifestyles, strengthening emotional and social wellbeing, and by providing training and employment opportunities for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in the region. Our services include:
NAHS also provides valuable professional development opportunities for mainstream health and medical staff seeking to gain experience in rural and remote health delivery.
NAHS delivers more than 10,000 episodes of health care per annum to up to 4000 Indigenous and non-indigenous clients. In the ten years 1997 - 2007 NAHS provided more than 90,000 episodes of health care.
The Building Healthy Communities program operates at a strategic whole-of-community level to improve the health of the Indigenous community in Wiluna and reduce the lifestyle risk factors normally associated with chronic diseases by promoting and supporting healthy lifestyle activities such as sports, fitness and nutrition.
The Building Healthy Communities is a collaboration involving key community, government and private sector stakeholders ensuring coordination of resources to make substantive and sustainable change to the health outcomes of the Indigenous people over the long term.
In 2008 a new 5 year strategic Building Healthy Communities program will commence that features stronger partnerships with community stakeholders such as the Wiluna Remote Area School, TAFE WA, Wiluna Police and the Wiluna Shire Council. Six new program areas are being introduced: Health and nutrition; Substance misuse; Fitness; Creativity and cognition; Skills and employment; and Community capacity and leadership.