KAHPF has 13 core members. Organisations seeking to become core members of KAHPF must:
Be based in the Kimberley or have a substantial regional presence.
Have health or health-related service delivery as their core business.
Provide services that address gaps rather than duplicate existing services.
Demonstrate long-standing relationships with Aboriginal people in the region.
Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services
Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Ltd (KAMS) is a regional Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service (ACCHS), providing a collective voice and support for a network of member ACCHS from towns and remote communities across the Kimberley region of Western Australia.
KAMS provides a wide range of services including financial and accounting, regional population health programs, social and emotional wellbeing support, health promotion, information communication technology support, pharmacy support and training, accredited health training and education and research.
While its major role is in regional advocacy and support for member services, KAMS also provides comprehensive primary health care services in the remote communities of Beagle Bay, Bidyadanga, Balgo, Mulan and Billiluna.
In 2014 KAMS established Kimberley Renal Services Pty Ltd to manage the provision of regional renal support and dialysis services in Broome, Derby, Kununurra and Fitzroy Crossing.
Western Australian Country Health Services
WA COUNTRY HEALTH SERVICES (WACHS) provides a range of primary health services in the Kimberley region. These include community health services in each Kimberley town and health services in the remote communities of Kalumburu, Looma, Warmun, One Arm Point and Lombadina/Djarindjin.
Health services in these communities include emergency care after hours. Allied health services based in Broome, Derby and Kununurra provide services in many communities across the region and cover outpatient and inpatient care as well as community level work.
Kimberley Mental health and Drug Service (KMHDS) provides general and specialist community mental health services and community alcohol and other drugs services from general hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities, community health and community health clinics across the region.
Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service (BRAMS)
Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service (BRAMS) is an Aboriginal Community-Controlled Health Service (ACCHS).
It opened in 1978 and was the first remote Aboriginal Medical Service in WA. BRAMS provides a comprehensive range of curative and public health services to Indigenous people living in Broome.
Over 40,000 occasions of service are provided each year. 75% of the staff are Aboriginal.
BRAMS has recently opened a Family Centre to improve pregnancy outcomes for Indigenous mothers and their babies by providing a culturally secure maternity service for Indigenous women, their partners and families.
Derby Aboriginal Medical Services (DAHS)
DAHS offers culturally appropriate health, education and health promotion programmes and clinical services to community members in Derby, Jarlmadangah, Pandanus Park and remote communities on the Gibb River Road.
Our primary health clinics provide over 34,000 episodes of care each year. 50% of our staff are Aboriginal.
Nindilingarri Cultural Health Services
Nindilingarri Cultural Health Services (NCHS) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHO) which began in 1995 following a wide reaching community consultation.
NCHS provides a holistic, culturally appropriate service to all the language groups in the 45+ communities in the Fitzroy Valley with a focus on disease prevention and health promotion. In addition the organisation provides AOD prevention and mental health services, and aged care services for the elderly.
NCHS is also the custodian of the partnership with the Fitzroy Valley Health Service (FVHS) – the Partnership works together to improve the quality of services for local people.
YURA YUNGI ABORIGINAL MEDICAL SERVICES
Yura Yungi Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation (YYMS) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service (ACCHS). The function of YYMS includes providing comprehensive primary health care services to the Aboriginal population and others in and around Halls Creek.
The service provides primary health care clinical services and population health programs in Halls Creek and at the outlying community of Ringer's Soak.
Contact ph: 0891 686 266
Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Services
Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Services (OVAHS) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service (ACCHS). Originally named East Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Service, the organisation was formed in 1984.
OVAHS now provides comprehensive primary health care services to the Aboriginal population of Kununurra, Doon Doon, Glen Hill and the outlying communities around Kununurra.
OVAHS also provide remote clinics in the Northern Territory area of the Duncan Highway and Keep River. OVAHS provides over 11,000 occasions of service each year. 48% of the staff are Aboriginal.
Ngnowar Aerwah Aboriginal Corporation
Ngnowar Aerwah Aboriginal Corporation in Wyndham provides a 15 week residential rehabilitation program to community members wanting to stop drinking alcohol.
Program participants take part in individual and group counselling, and are provided with information about the problems that dependence on alcohol can cause such as family break-up, low self-esteem and other health issues. Other services provided by Ngnowar Aerwah include a night patrol, sobering-up shelter, drug and alcohol counselling, a young men's group, a young women's group and family programs.
Phone: (08) 9161 1496
Milliya Rumurra Aboriginal Corporation
Milliya Rumurra Aboriginal Corporation operates a 22-bed residential rehabilitation centre in Broome. The length of rehabilitation ranges from 12-24 weeks depending on need.
The program addresses the effects of alcohol and drugs on the individual, family and community in a culturally secure and culturally responsive way. Additional programs provided include AOD brief intervention counselling and support to community members, follow-up counselling and case management for clients post-rehabilitation, a Pre-Admission Program for eligible clients and transitional housing for families successfully exiting the residential rehabilitation program.
A 26-bed Sobering Up Shelter provides a safe, care oriented environment for intoxicated people at risk of harming themselves.
Contact ph: 0891 921 699
Jungarni-Jutiya Indigenous Corporation
Jungarni-Jutiya Indigenous Corporation is based in the town of Halls Creek and provides a range of services in both the township of Halls Creek and remote communities within the Shire of Halls Creek.
Our goal is to help the community build better and stronger families.
Programmes offered include Night Patrol, Crisis Response, Emergency Relief, Financial Wellbeing and Capability, Financial Counselling and Halls Creek Community Resource Centre.
Boab Health Services
Boab Health Services is based in Broome and Kununurra and provides primary health care services to some 34 remote communities across the Kimberley.
This includes Allied Health, Mental Health and Closing the Gap services.
The team provide up to 20,000 occasions of service annually to individuals and groups, including the delivery of preventative population health activities. 16% of our staff are Aboriginal.
Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS)
The Royal Flying Doctor Service provides aero medical and primary health care services to almost 70,000 people every year, and has done in Western Australia for over 80 years.
Using the latest in aviation, medical and communications technology, we deliver extensive health care and 24-hour emergency services to those who live, work and travel across our vast 2.5 million square kilometre state.
Nirrumbuk Environmental Health Services
Nirrumbuk Environmental Health & Services provide services to Aboriginal people from bases across the Kimberley, including Broome, Derby, Halls Creek and Kununurra.
We are an Aboriginal owned not-for-profit organisation, operating with 70% Aboriginal staff.
Our cores services include environmental health, community re-entry (health mentoring and support) and housing tenancy support.
KAHPF ASSOCIATE MEMBERS
Current Associate Members of KAHPF are:
Men’s Outreach Service Inc. – ph. 0891 922 767