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