Anyinginyi Health Abo­rig­i­nal Cor­po­ra­tion (AHAC) pro­vides pri­ma­ry health care ser­vices to the Abo­rig­i­nal peo­ple of Ten­nant Creek and the sur­round­ing Bark­ly region.

Estab­lished in 1984 as Anyinginyi Con­gress Abo­rig­i­nal Cor­po­ra­tion, Anyinginyi’s focus remains on our cen­tral objec­tive. That is to relieve the pover­ty, sick­ness, dis­em­pow­er­ment, seri­ous social and eco­nom­ic dis­ad­van­tage, and dys­func­tion that affects the Abo­rig­i­nal pop­u­la­tion of the Region.

In 2003 we under­went a name change to become Anyinginyi Health Abo­rig­i­nal Cor­po­ra­tion. That year also saw an expan­sion of ser­vices out­side of Ten­nant Creek. In Sep­tem­ber 2010, after a long peri­od of com­mu­ni­ty con­sul­ta­tion, Anyinginyi became sole ser­vice provider of pri­ma­ry health care for Abo­rig­i­nal peo­ple in the region.

Com­mu­ni­ty con­trolled and gov­erned by a board of direc­tors, five ser­vice sec­tions make up the organ­i­sa­tion. Our ser­vices take a holis­tic view of health and include: 

  • pri­ma­ry clin­i­cal care 
  • social and emo­tion­al well being
  • health pro­mo­tion
  • sports and active lifestyle 
  • admin­is­tra­tive services.

Our health ser­vice deliv­ery area totals almost 150,000 square km. It stretch­es north of Ten­nant Creek to Elliott, east­ward almost to the Queens­land bor­der and south to Ali Curung. We pro­vide ser­vices to over 7500 people.

Our Vision

Abo­rig­i­nal peo­ple in the Bark­ly region enjoy equi­ty in health sta­tus with that of oth­er Aus­tralian citizens.

Our Pur­pose

To be a provider of high qual­i­ty holis­tic pri­ma­ry health care ser­vices to the Abo­rig­i­nal com­mu­ni­ties of the Bark­ly region in a cul­tur­al­ly respon­sive way.