BNMAC makes a difference by providing comprehensive primary health care services which include medical and dental services, chronic disease management, mental health, and health education programs covering substance use, sexual health and lifestyle management.
National research shows that there are a number of social determinants that impact on a person’s health and that the models of care that respond to a wide range of medical, social and emotional needs are more likely to produce the best results. Research also shows that the Community Controlled primary health care model is highly effective in providing much needed culturally appropriate health services to Aboriginal people.
BNMAC has a strong track record of achieving effective health outcomes for Aboriginal people in the mid-coast and northern rivers districts of NSW. This is evidenced through better than national averages in areas such as immunisation, chronic disease management and preventative health strategies.
Our strong focus on client health assessments is central to our model of care to prevent disease, detect early and unrecognised disease, and promote healthy lifestyles. In 2015 our effectiveness in conducting targeted health checks and assessments with key target groups continue to exceed national averages according to Australian Institute of Health and Welfare National Key Performance Indicators for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care data comparison.