Promising things happening in western NSW…
A partnership between two not-for-profit health organisations will go along way towards forging better health and well-being for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, families and communities in West and Far West NSW.
In cementing the partnership at a celebratory event today, Thursday 28 February 2019, Lives Lived Well and the Bila Muuji Aboriginal Corporation Health Service asserted their joint commitment to work together to address health inequality in local communities.
Bila Muuji works with its members, including a large number of medical services across the region, to support the provision of improved services, addressing not just physical needs, but social, emotional and cultural well-being as well, for individuals and communities.
Lives Lived Well as a specialist alcohol and drug support organisation, brings its expertise to western NSW, by working to build capacity and professional development among regional health service providers through its Lives Lived Well Drug and Alcohol Network.
Together, they will be stronger in their shared commitments, and with the valued, ongoing support of governments, local PHNs and other community organisations, are looking forward to realising genuine improvements for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Bila Muuji’s CEO Phil Naden said that he was very excited about partnering with such a great organisation as Lives Lived Well. “Our partnership agreement means that both our organisations are committed to the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples within our regional footprint,” he said.
“This partnership with Lives Live Well is the start of a new beginning for Bila Muuji and with the collective impact framework that Bila Muuji work under with multi organisations and universities, we are embracing this partnership with anticipation that both our organisations are working in the best interest of our communities in the West and Far West Regions of NSW.”
Lives Lived Well CEO Mitchell Giles also enthusiastically welcomed the partnership with such an inspiring organisation as Bila Muuji. “We are committed to working alongside Bila Muuji towards building workforce skills and development in the region to ensure people experiencing problems with drugs and alcohol can get the support they need within their community,” Mr Giles said.
“We couldn’t be happier with our relocation to Dubbo, sharing a premises with Bila Muuji in support of our new partnership and positioning ourselves closer to our networks and the communities we work to support.”
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