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Highlighting positive health stories involving Aboriginal people

This morning I attended the launch of the Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA’s The West Australian Indigenous Storybook.

This important resource, launched by Ambassador for Children and Young People Professor Fiona Stanley AC, is a collection of Indigenous health practitioner’s stories shaped by their personal histories, gender, social class, location and by the people with whom they work in the Perth and Peel regions.

Stories have been drawn from health, education, employment, cultural tourism, environment, media, sport and music to showcase community-based programs that could be replicated or expanded to other locations.

There are some great examples of community projects that are making a real difference to the lives and wellbeing of Aboriginal children and young people and I congratulate the Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA for their work in producing this important resource.

Colin Pettit
Commissioner for Children and Young People