Keynote speakers announced for NACCHO Ochre Day Men’s Health Conference 2019

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) will hold its seventh annual Ochre Day Men’s Health Conference on 29-30 August at Pullman On the Park, Melbourne.

This year’sconference will focus on three aspirational topics around Aboriginal and TorresStrait Islander men being: in-control, innovative and influential.

TheNACCHO Ochre Day Conference is an important event that draws attention toAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander male health issues and their impact ontheir social and emotional health in a holistic way. The enduringtheme for the conference is – Men’s Health, Our Way. Let’s Own It!

NACCHO is thrilled to announce some of the eminentkeynote speakers for the 2019 conference which include: Lomas Amini, NationalCamping on Country Coordinator, Ernie Dingo, National Camping on CountryAmbassador, Preston Campbell, The Preston Campbell Foundation, AssociateProfessor Ray Lovett, Australian National University amongst others.

NACCHO Acting Chair, Donnella Millssaid, “The NACCHO Ochre Day Conference showcasesexamples of best practice in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander male healthservice delivery and enables the exchange of information, advice and ideas. Theconference reiterates the commitment ofNACCHO and its network of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisationsacross Australia towards improving the quality of life of Aboriginal and TorresStrait Islander males.”

Mr John Paterson, CEO of Aboriginal MedicalServices Alliance Northern Territory (AMSANT), NACCHO’s affiliate organisation,said, “We are very fortunate this year to have an illustrious line-up ofspeakers and are expecting to host around 200 male delegates from across thecountry. The conference aims to increase access for Aboriginal andTorres Strait Islander males to primary health care services, and participationin healthy lifestyle activities within the community.”

The NACCHO OchreDay Conference was established in 2012 to provide a strategic focus onAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander male health issues in a holistic way

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