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  • In late August Wendy Edmondson and Dennis McDermott met, for a second time, with representatives of the Dulwich Centre, Adelaide...

  • For 2013 Poche Adelaide will welcome one Indigenous Entry Student into the Doctor of Medicine at Flinders University (Adelaide campus)...

  • Bevin Wilson has been assisting with the FAIMM (Flinders and Adelaide Indigenous Medical Mentoring) meetings in Adelaide...

  • The inaugural BUPA Indigenous Health Scholarship was awarded to Lisa Diamond, who is in second year medicine on the Bedford Park campus...

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How did we come about?

The Poche Centre for Indigenous Health and Well-being, Adelaide, was established in January 2011 within the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University. It is a sister centre to the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health, Alice Springs and forms part of a developing network of Poche Centres that also includes Bullana, the Poche Centre for Indigenous Health at the University of Sydney.

The twin Flinders University Poche Centres were made possible by an extraordinarily-generous donation by the leading Australian health philanthropist, Mr. Greg Poche, AO. Mr Poche shows us how one individual can make a difference. His further intent is to promote giving by others to benefit society.

Mr Poche has been supported by his wife Kay and guided by his great friend Reg Richardson AM.


What do we want to do?

• Build the health workforce participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander Australians
• Strengthen the capability of both Indigenous and Non-Indigenous components of the Indigenous health workforce
• Increase Indigenous researcher capacity
• Innovate in, and Indigenise, Indigenous mental health and well-being research
• Further a decolonising scholarship based on Indigenous knowledge and perspectives
• Advocate for social justice, and
• Through all the above, contribute significantly to improved Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, particularly to stronger social, spiritual and emotional well-being.