Indigenous Environmental Health: Report of the Fifth National Conference 2004
Kullari Region Environmental Health Program
This storyboard aims to present an overview of the work and structure of the Kullarri Region Environmental Health Team. In keeping with the major themes, this presentation will explore ‘environmental health services in communities’ and ‘environmental health workforce development’.
The Kullarri Region encompasses the Broome Shire. Approximately 4500 people in the region identify as being Indigenous; there are five main Indigenous communities and approximately 80 outstations.
The idea is to display enlarged photos, with descriptions, of various aspects of our work, for example tip management, dog health programs and water sampling. There is also a diagram and explanation of the funding and structure, showing the links between communities, state government, local government, resource agencies and TAFE.
The team includes community environmental health workers, a Shire Environmental Health Officer, a Western Australia Health Department Field Support Officer and an Environmental Health Coordinator, a TAFE Environmental Health Worker Trainer, and a Nirrumbuk Resource agency representative.
We have a successful multi-agency approach, with the prime focus being on developing and supporting the role of the community Aboriginal environmental health worker. It is this position that we see as being the key to bringing about improvements in community environmental health and there is always room for improvement.
For further information
Shire of Broome Environmental Health Officer,
Kullarri Region Environmental Health Team
PO Box 44,
Broome, Western Australia 6725
Phone: 08 9191 3423
Fax: 08 9191 3455