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The Women’s and Children’s Health Network acknowledges Aboriginal people as the First Peoples and Traditional Custodians of Country throughout South Australia. We acknowledge and respect their ongoing and deep spiritual connection and relationship to land, air, sea, waters, community and country. We pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of people who have passed away.

The Excellence and Innovation in Aboriginal Health Award 2024

WCHN Awards 2024 feature

This award recognises those who demonstrate an outstanding contribution to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people.

The award supports Strategy 2026 – Realising Potential, Creating Together, which states we will provide holistic support for Aboriginal communities to improve their health and wellbeing.

Talking About Raising Aboriginal Kids screening (CaFHS)

The culturally adapted Talking About Raising Aboriginal Kids screening tool is the Child and Family Health Service’s roadmap to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and ensure cultural and clinical effectiveness to optimise health and wellbeing outcomes for children accessing its services.

Ngangkita Ngartu – Aboriginal Maternal Infant Care and Midwifery

This team of Aboriginal Maternal and Infant Care Practitioners and Trainees work in partnership with our midwifery workforce to deliver culturally safe and responsive care to Aboriginal women, both in the home and at hospital, and in outreach clinics.

Natalie Bauer

As the Principal Aboriginal Cultural Learning Consultant, Natalie's education and consultancy aims to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal people by ensuring staff are better equipped to understand and appreciate cultural differences, while providing high-quality care that is respectful, equitable, and accountable.