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1/12 My goal as a researcher is to ensure equitable access to evidence-based #psychosocial #cancercare. One of the most common issues faced by people #LivingWithCancer (aka #cancersurvivors) is #cancer #fearofrecurrence

Truly inspired by Mr Charlie Booth (aged 62) who shared his recent journey learning to read and write, and is now looking forward to the day when he can read a book to his grandchildren. After all, there is no health literacy without literacy. #healthliteracy #healthconsumers

Thrilled to be at the @SWSLHD 13th Consumer and Community Participation Conference today to hear about all the fantastic efforts of and important issues relevant to consumers/carers/community in our district #healthconsumers #healthoutcomes

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Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation

Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation (TAC) is a multifunctional Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation incorporated in 1983 under the Aboriginal Councils & Associations Act 1975. The Community appoints its Directors to the Board every two years.

TAC was awarded the GP Practice of the Year Award in 2008 and is an Accredited General Practice with the Australian General Practice Accreditation Limited. TAC stretches its services throughout the Local Government Area of Campbelltown, Camden and Wollondilly. It records an Indigenous population of 5,192 in total according the 2006 Commonwealth Census with over 70% residing in Campbelltown.

This population figure, as all Aboriginal people would know, is for many reasons, an underestimate. In Campbelltown, the most populous suburb for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resident is in Airds which is where TAC is situated, followed by Macquarie Fields, Minto, Ambarvale, Campbelltown, Bradbury, Rosemeadow, Ingleburn and Claymore.

In Camden, Aboriginal families are most populous in Narellan Vale, Currans Hill, Narellan-Smeaton Grange and Mount Annan. In Wollondilly, they live in Tahmoor, Bargo, Picton, Buxton-Thirlmere-Couridjah-Lakesland and Sliverdale-Warragamba-Wallacia.

TAC has a patient register of 3800 patients (about 95% Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders) which is about the number of Indigenous people recorded in Campbelltown in 2006.

Employed by or formally affiliated with Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation? You are eligible to register.