Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation (AHAC) provides primary health care services to Aboriginal people of Tennant Creek and four small communities.
Established in 1984 as Anyinginyi Congress Aboriginal Corporation, 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.
Anyinginyi remains focussed 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.
Community controlled and governed by a board of directors, five service sections make up the organisation:
- Health Services Section
- Piliyintinji-ki Stronger Families Section
- Public Health Section
- Sports and Recreation Section
- Corporate Services Section
Anyinginyi 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.