Aboriginal Health Promotion and Chronic Care

The AHPACC program aims to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal Victorians through the prevention and better management of chronic diseases.

Aboriginal Health Promotion & Chronic Care

Aboriginal Health Promotion and Chronic Care (AHPACC)

The aim of the AHPACC Program is to:

  • Improve the health outcomes of Aboriginal people
  • Help Aboriginal people feel comfortable using health services and making sure they are treated in a culturally appropriate way
  • Make sure local health services work together to improve the health of the Aboriginal community

Each service has workers to support Aboriginal people:
Clair Bates (SCHS)
James Peterson (MDAS)
Steve Portelli (MBH)

How we can help you

The AHPACC program can help with:

  • Access to medical services
  • Making sure you feel comfortable at SCHS, MDAS and MBH
  • Going to medical appointments with you
  • Making sure follow-up appointments are made
  • Information and education to support your health
  • To help arrange transport if needed


An Initiative of the State Government of Victoria in association with VACCHO Aboriginal Health


Who we work with
We work with people of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island descent living in Sunraysia who have been diagnosed with a chronic illness.

We also work with people who have two or more risk factors for chronic disease, such as:

  • Smoking
  • Not enough fruit and vegetables
  • Overweight
  • Not enough exercise
  • High alcohol intake
  • High blood pressure

Make an Appointment

Call SCHS on 5022 5444 and ask for our AHPACC worker Clair Bates.