About AFPP

Australian Nurses Family Program Partnership

The Pilbara Aboriginal Health Alliance (PAHA) are thrilled to announce that we are the proud recipients of a new Grant Agreement from the Commonwealth Department of Health, to deliver the Australian Nurse-Family Partnership Program (ANFPP). The ANFPP aims to improve maternal and child health and wellbeing outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families by assisting women to engage in good preventive health practices; supporting parents to improve their child’s health and development; and assisting parents to develop a vision for their own futures, including continuing education and finding work.

PAHA - ANFPP partnership

Program Objectives

The program aims to:

implement uniform suicide prevention planning and reporting;

generate a shared language for how our communities describe suicide prevention activities delivered by and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people;

enable simplified processes that optimise service deliverables and outcomes;

facilitate consistent data collection and reporting and provide strong evidence bases for ongoing advocacy. 

The integration of suicide prevention planning, and quality aftercare services enables a coordinated approach to reduce the prevalence of suicidal thoughts and behaviours to reduce the impact of suicide on individuals, families, and communities. The Culture Care Connect Program will develop holistic, supportive, and preventive initiatives to empower and support communities to be suicide safer.

Through consultation and facilitated co-design forums, PAHA will support the development of a Pilbara Network Suicide Prevention Plan.  

In partnership with the three Pilbara Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations across the Pilbara PAHA will also co-design, develop and implement an aftercare model of care to support individuals, families and communities impacted by suicidal behaviours.  

Top End Health Service - Tiwi Island outreach AFPP team

Got Questions?

For inquiries, please contact

Samantha Barba

AFPP Nurse Coordinator

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Brianna Barron - Liddell

AFPP Administration Support Officer

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