: About Us

About Us

North Coast Aboriginal Corporation for Community Health (NCACCH) is funded by the Australian Government’s Department of Health (DoH), through the Grant Services Branch (GSB) as an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service.  NCACCH was incorporated in 1997 under the CASTI Act (2006).  In 2011 NCACCH became an ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems Accredited Organisation.

NCACCH has developed and implemented a unique “Brokerage Model” for providing Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community members of the Sunshine Coast and Gympie regions with choice and access to a wide range of health care providers.

This model provides most of the benefits of private health insurance without the ‘upfront’ and ‘gap’ payments and delivers equitable and efficient access to existing health care services.  The Brokerage Model was developed to ensure that each NCACCH client would be assured of having individual choice to determine their own definition of cultural appropriateness of the services they choose to attend.

This model, in partnership with the Sunshine Coast Hospital & Health Service (SCHHS) Queensland Health and the Primary Health Network (PHN) has influenced federal policy on health care for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in Australia.  NCACCH has pioneered the collection of de-identified confidential health data to inform funding and planning to improve the health of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.  The collection of data clearly demonstrates the local health needs and which programs are most effective in addressing those needs.

Our Vision

To ‘Close the Gap’ in Indigenous health status through a holistic approach to client health and wellbeing. Core Values *  Respect for individuals *  Health care choice for individuals *  Access and availability of care *  Service is client focused...

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Our History

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community of the Sunshine Coast and Gympie region expressed the need for a Health Service that would deliver culturally appropriate health care services.  Due to the challenges associated with providing health care services to...

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Our Story

This painting titled “Our Story” by Yugambeh Bundjalung artist Gordon Browning represents the NCACCH story so far. The pathway is representative of the journey that North Coast Aboriginal Corporation for Community Health (NCACCH) has taken from conception to the present...

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Directors

Tom Cleary – Director Tom is a proud Undambi man, descendant of the Traditional Owners. Tom has lived on the Sunshine Coast for over 20 years, has been on the NCACCH Board since 1999 and has a Certificate IV in...

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Staff

John Spink – Chief Executive Officer John has been in the Chief Executive Officer position since 1998. Prior to his role with NCACCH, he spent 14 years in Alice Springs as the Manager of the Drug & Alcohol Services Association...

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Preventative Health Team

Ruth Taylor – Programs Manager (Preventative Health) NCACCH welcomed Ruth Taylor to our team in March 2017 as the Indigenous Health Project Officer and in late 2017 Ruth transitioned into her new role. Ruth  moved to the Sunshine Coast region...

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Closing the Gap Team

Alana Haymes – Acting Program Manager – Chronic Conditions We welcomed Alana to the team in February 2018 as the Project Officer. Prior to this Alana worked in the Deadly Choices team at the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH)...

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Child & Maternal Health

Ruth Taylor – Programs Manager (Preventative Health) NCACCH welcomed Ruth Taylor to our team in March 2017 as the Indigenous Health Project Officer and in late 2017 Ruth transitioned into her new role. Ruth  moved to the Sunshine Coast region...

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No Durri for this Murri™

Ruth Taylor – Programs Manager (Preventative Health) NCACCH welcomed Ruth Taylor to our team in March 2017 as the Indigenous Health Project Officer and in late 2017 Ruth transitioned into her new role. Ruth  moved to the Sunshine Coast region...

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Chronic Disease Management Team

Alana Haymes – Acting Program Manager – Chronic Conditions We welcomed Alana to the team in February 2018 as the Project Officer. Prior to this Alana worked in the Deadly Choices team at the Institute for Urban Indigenous Health (IUIH)...

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NCACCH Head Office

8/8 Innovation Parkway BIRTINYA Queensland 4575

Phone: 07 5346 9800 | Fax: 07 5346 9899