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The Poche Centre for Indigenous Health

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  1. The Poche Centre for Indigenous Health Westmead Rural Health night- MIRAGE

  2. The Poche Centre for Indigenous Health MIRAGE presentation Background The Poche Centre for Indigenous Health was established by the University of Sydney in 2008 following a generous donation from philanthropist and Indigenous health advocate, Mr Greg Poche. Mr Poche has a commitment to improving Aboriginal health, and the Poche Centre is an expression of that commitment. Our strategic objectives are to: • Deliver and expand evidence-informed services that meet a proven need and have a positive impact; • Expand our research effort and draw on this to support and inform the purpose of the Centre; • Provide professional development opportunities and scholarships for Aboriginal people; • Stimulate, inform and contribute to debate about strategies for improving Indigenous health so as to influence public opinion and public policy; • Establish sustainable funding from a variety of sources – philanthropic donors, governments, medical and health professionals; • Achieve maximum impact within the available resources.

  3. The Poche Centre for Indigenous Health MIRAGE Presentation Strategy The Poche Centre for Indigenous Health works across the following three focus areas: • Healthy Kids • Healthy Teeth • Healthy Hearts In each of these areas we support local communities across the spectrum of health services including early intervention, prevention and chronic disease management. In 2012 we delivered clinical services to more than 3200 people, approximately half of which had student involvement and we intend to expand these services and student attendance in 2013.

  4. The Poche Centre for Indigenous Health MIRAGE Presentation How we work • Delivering health promotion, primary health care, clinical services • Engaging students in health promotion and health care services • Building cultural competence in future health care professionals • Assisting Aboriginal people to undertake tertiary study in health • Drawing on experience, cultural knowledge and practice to inform research • Contributing to knowledge about Aboriginal health through research and evaluation Website: http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/public-health/poche/

  5. The Poche Centre for Indigenous Health MIRAGE Presentation How you can be involved Clinical visits • Dentistry and Oral Health • Medicine • Allied health Research • Providing scholarships, supporting higher research degree students and post-doctoral fellows • Attending Indigenous health research forums that the Poche Centre will be hosting

  6. The Poche Centre for Indigenous Health MIRAGE Presentation Student stories and photos • http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/public-health/poche/education/student-experience.php “I was confronted with a side of medicine that is not included in textbooks or formal teaching and is almost impossible to comprehend until faced with the issues that are unique to the provision of healthcare in what I would consider both a rural and remote Australian town. With this said I feel very few opportunities have been so informative and so beneficial in such a short space of time.” Neill Kiely, 3rd year Med student

  7. The Poche Centre for Indigenous Health MIRAGE Presentation Questions and Answers General enquiries Email: poche.admin@sydney.edu.au Phone: 02 9114 0829 Student clinical placement contacts Medical students: lyn.chick@sydney.edu.au Dental students: steven.naoum@sydney.edu.au or arthi.gopal@sydney.edu.au Allied health students: marcelle.alam@sydney.edu.au