: Our Services : Closing the Gap

Closing the Gap

NCACCH is committed to “Close the Gap” in the health status of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people through a holistic approach to client health and well-being.

NCACCH Business Services 

Our Business Services provide support to accredited and non-accredited General Practices relating to the Closing the Gap initiative, including:

  • Understanding and accessing the benefits under the PIP (Practice Incentives Program) – Indigenous Health Incentive (PIP-IHI)
  • Understanding the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) Co-Payment Measure
  • Explanation of Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) item numbers relevant to the PIP-IHI
  • Advice on improving self-identification processes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients
  • Advice and assistance about developing/improving recall systems for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients for 715 health checks and PIP-IHI re-registration
  • Cultural Awareness Training and resources to create a culturally safe practice environment
  • Information about eligibility for accessing;
    – NCACCH Chronic Disease Management Program
    – Community Engagement Officers
    – NCACCH Services

If your  Practice would like our Business Services to speak with your General Practitioners, relevant staff and/or chronic disease nurses, please contact our Head Office in Birtinya  on 07 5346 9800 or email admin@ncacch.org.au

Community Engagement Officers:

Our Community Engagement Officers provide support to community by:

  • Delivering health-related events and campaigns
  • Provide regular engagement and support for NCACCH clients and community members
  • Delivery of community programs e.g. Men’s Group/Women’s Group
  • Delivery of school based programs like Back on Your Feet mentoring Program, Yarn Up Nutrition Program, Health Screening events and Playgroup activities
  • Develop and maintain strong networks and relationships with organisations and providers in the region
  • Tackling Indigenous Smoking (TIS) initiatives including the Djum Baal school challenge, anti-smoking pop-up stalls and other Tackling Indigenous Smoking-related events and activities designed to support community to quit smoking or prevent the uptake of smoking
  • Provide cultural support to GP practices within our service area.

If you would like our Community Engagement Officers support, please phone 07 5346 9800 or email: admin@ncacch.org.au

For more information please download the Closing the Gap Brochure or Contact Us.

NCACCH Birtinya office & Gympie AMS

Birtinya : 8/8 Innovation Parkway Q 4575 Gympie: 31 Excelsior Road Q 4570 (07 5329 5872)

Phone: 07 5346 9800 | Fax: Birtinya: 07 5346 9899 | Gympie: 07 5329 5873