NACCHO launches app to link up Aboriginal health

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The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) has launched a new app that helps Aboriginal patients to find a health service, access health information online or by telephone and make a donation to the organisation.

The NACCHO app also includes information about the Indigenous All-Stars AFL team, which it is partnering with to promote a healthy lifestyle message. It also includes information on NACCHO, which has recently launched an Investing in Healthy Futures For Generational Change plan for 2013-2030 (pdf).

NACCHO chair Justin Mohamed said the app contains a geo-locator to help people find the nearest Aboriginal health organisation in their area.

“[It] provides heath information online and telephone on a wide range of topics and where you can go to get more information or assistance should you need urgent help,” Mr Mohamed said.

The app has been created on the GiveEasy platform, developed by a not-for-profit organisation that helps charitable and other ventures with their fundraising activities. The Cancer Council NSW, Canteen and the Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation are also using the platform, which allows for an easy way to donate through the app.

NACCHO is inviting sports fans to help it achieve the goals of the plan by donating to its sports star future fund, which aims to supply over 1000 footballs, netballs, soccer balls and basketballs to Aboriginal community clubs over the next 12 months.

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