This manual was based on Environmental Health for Aboriginal Communities which was jointly developed by TAFE Aboriginal Access and the Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council.

The first version of Environmental Health for Aboriginal Communities was published in 1991, and was revised in 1997 by the Office of Aboriginal Health (WA). This publication represents the second revision of the manual and has been undertaken by the Environmental Health Directorate within WA Health with funding provided by the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing, through the Environmental Health Committee (enHealth) Working Group for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Health.

The following people are acknowledged for their contribution to each version of the publication. Please note that people and positions indicated within organisations reflect those current at the time of their contribution to the specific version of the publication:

Environmental Health for Aboriginal Communities (pre 1991)

Mr Michael Thompson, Bentley Technical College, WA
Ms Margaret Wronski, Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council, WA
Mr Leon van Erp, Coordinator, TAFE Aboriginal Access, TAFE WA

Environmental Health for Aboriginal Communities: A Training Manual for Aboriginal Environmental Health Workers
(1991 version)

Authors

Mr Owen Griffiths, Senior Health Surveyor, Environmental Health Branch, Department of Health Western Australia
Dr Helen Henderson, Coordinator, Aboriginal Health Promotion, Department of Health Western Australia
Mr Mark Simpson, Pundulmurra College, South Hedland, WA

Illustrations

Mr Don Williams
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Contributors from the Aboriginal Environmental Health Program staff

Mr Kim Audas, Course Coordinator/Education Officer, Pilbara Health Region, Department of Health Western Australia
Mr Joseph Cox, Environmental Health Worker Supervisor, Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council
Mr Michael Humes, Regional Environmental Health Worker Supervisor, Pilbara Region, Department of Health Western Australia
Mr Greg Knealle, Plumber, Geraldton Building Company, Port Hedland
Mr Don MacKenzie, Regional Environmental Health Worker Supervisor, Kimberley Region, Department of Health Western Australia
Mr Bob Newman, Principal Health Surveyor, East Pilbara Shire, Newman
Mr Colin Ryan, Course Coordinator/Education Officer, East Kimberley, Department of Health Western Australia
Mr Gary Tucker, Regional Health Surveyor, Kimberley Health Region, Department of Health Western Australia
Ms May Torres, District Environmental Health Worker Supervisor (Kimberley Region), Department of Health Western Australia, and formerly Course Coordinator, West Kimberley, Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council
Mr Torres and Mr Mark Jefferies, District Environmental Health Workers Supervisors, Department of Health Western Australia

Contributors from the Department of Health Western Australia

Mr Owen Ashby, Manager, Applied Environmental Health, Environmental Health Branch
Mr Michael Cousins, Pharmaceutical Services, Environmental Health Branch
Mr Brian Devine, Principal Environmental Health Officer, Environmental Health Branch
Mrs Betty Durston, Publications Coordinator, Production Team, Health Promotion Services Branch
Dr Jag Gill, Principal Medical Officer, Communicable Diseases, Disease Control Branch
Mr Michael Jackson, Principal Food Scientist, Environmental Health Branch
Mrs Joyce Luke, Pharmaceutical Services, Environmental Health Branch
Dr Andrew Penman, Assistant Commissioner Country Operations
Mr Maurice Swanson, Director, Health Promotion Services Branch
Mr Tahir Turk, Manager, Publications Coordinator, Production Team, Health Promotion Services Branch
Mr Brian Wall, Director, Environmental Health Branch
Dr Charles Watson, Director, Disease Control Branch
Mr Tony Wright, Medical Entomologist, Environmental Health Branch
Val Wymer, Actg Medical Technology In Charge, Public Health Enteric Diseases Unit, State Health Laboratories

Other contributors

Ms Cathie Uno
Ms Georgina Wilson
Ms Kathleen Van Osselaer
Mr Keith King, Principal, Pundulmurra College, Port Hedland
Ms Lyn Meares
Ms Mardi Moustoukas
Ms Norma Phillips
Ms Rhonda MacKay
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Environmental Health for Aboriginal Communities: A Training Manual for Aboriginal Environmental Health Workers
(1997 version)

Version revision coordinated by the Office of Aboriginal Health, Department of Health Western Australia

Contributors from the Department of Health Western Australia

Mr Paul Brown, Project Officer, Office of Aboriginal Health
Mr Wayne Jolley, Manager, Aboriginal Environmental Health, Environmental Health Directorate
Ms Jean Thornton, Senior Project Officer, Office of Aboriginal Health
Ms Peta Williams, Senior Policy Officer, Office of Aboriginal Health

Indigenous Environmental Health: A Resource Manual for Environmental Health Practitioners Working with Indigenous Communities (2010 version)


Version revision coordinated by the Environmental Health Directorate, Department of Health Western Australia

Contributors from the Department of Health Western Australia


Mr Geoff Harcombe, Senior Scientific Officer, Pesticide Safety
Ms Sue Harrington, Acting Medical Entomologist, Mosquito Borne Disease Control, Environmental Health Directorate
Mr Matthew Lester, Acting Manager, Aboriginal Environmental Health, Environmental Health Directorate
Dr Michael Lindsay, Manager, Environmental Health Hazards, Environmental Health Directorate
Dr Donna Mak, Public Health Physician, Communicable Disease Control Directorate
Ms Kylie Neaves, Scientific Officer, Food Unit, Environmental Health Directorate
Ms Danielle Philippe, Scientific Officer, Science and Policy Unit, Environmental Health Directorate
Mr Henry Tan, Scientific Officer, Water Unit, Environmental Health Directorate
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Other contributors

enHealth Working Group on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Health (WGATSIEH)
Mr Clayton Abreu, Indigenous Environmental Health Program Officer, Tropical Population Unit, Queensland Health
Mr Garry Dunbar, Senior Compliance Officer, Plumbers Licensing Board of Western Australia
Ms Bronwyn Hill, Environmental Health Section, Office of Chemical Safety and Environmental Health, Department of Health and Ageing
Mr Ken O’Donnell, Environmental Health Coordinator, Shire of Derby/West Kimberley, Western Australia
Ms Jenni Paradowski, Director, Environmental Health Section, Office of Chemical Safety and Environmental Health, Department of Health and Ageing
Mr Xavier Schobben, Director, Environmental Health, Department of Health and Families, Northern Territory
Mr Brendon Sherratt, Environmental Health Officer, Department of Health and Families, Northern Territory
Creative Page (graphic design) & Brendan Ninness (illustrations)