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MEMBERSHIP

Members of Yerin Eleanor Duncan Aboriginal Health Service can have a say in how the organisation is run, participate in Board elections and are empowered to strengthen their connection with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

Members are entitled to:

Vote on Positions

Be Elected

Participate in AGM

Guide & Support

MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY

To become a member of Yerin Eleanor Duncan Aboriginal Health Services, you must be:

How to apply to become a Yerin Member:

What happens after you make your application?

​After you submit your application, the Secretary will check your application to make sure it is complete and meets the eligibility requirements.

If your application is not complete or there are some questions about eligibility, someone from Yerin will contact you about your application.

If your application is complete and you meet the eligibility requirements, your application will be considered at the next Board meeting.

After the meeting, the Secretary will contact you in writing about the outcome of your application.

COMMUNITY

With over 15,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living on the NSW Central Coast, the region has the fastest growing Indigenous community in Australia.

​The traditional owners of the Central Coast are the Darkinyung people. The boundaries of the Darkinjung nation are the Hawkesbury River to the south, the Watagan Mountains to the west and Lake Macquarie to the north.

​This area has over 7,000 registered Aboriginal cultural sites, the largest number in NSW.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on the Central Coast have complex health needs. This includes a high prevalence of preventable chronic diseases, such as:

Diabetes

heart beat

Heart Disease

Respiratory Disease

people sick

Kidney Disease

​Our community also has a high rate of known health risk factors, including:

Smoking

Drug/ Alcohol Misuse

Poor Diet

Obesity/ Overweight

Bad Oral Health

Smoking

Drug/ Alcohol Misuse

Poor Diet

Obesity/ Overweight

Bad Oral Health

2017-2020 Central Coast Aboriginal Health Plan

Yerin Eleanor Duncan Aboriginal Health Services has worked in collaboration with Central Coast Local Health District and Hunter New England & Central Coast Primary Health Network to produce the 2017-2020 Central Coast Aboriginal Health Plan. For more information click here.

Barang Regional Alliance – Local decision making and Empowered Communities

Our region is both a Local Decision Making (State Government) and an Empowered Communities (Commonwealth Government) region. We are working in a reform process that invests in building a genuine “Pathway to Empowerment” for our community living on Darkinjung country. The Local Decision Making and Empowered Communities movements are about refocusing services and resources towards community to build capability and create more accessible opportunities.

Barang Regional Alliance has been working in partnership with Senior Leaders from NSW Government Agencies under Local Decision Making “LDM” which is an initiative of OCHRE, the NSW Governments community-focused plan for Aboriginal affairs, which is underpinned by the principle of self-determination.

Barang Regional Alliance is made up of six Aboriginal organisations from across the Central Coast: Bara Barang Corporation, Gudjagang Ngara li-dhi Corporation, NAISDA, Ngaimpe Aboriginal corporation – The Glen, Mingaletta Aboriginal Corporation and Yerin Eleanor Duncan Aboriginal Health Services.

For more information about Barang Regional Alliance go to: www.barang.org.au

For more information about Empowered Communities go to: www.empoweredcommunties.org.au

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