Hume Region Closing The Health Gap

Acknowledgment to Taungurung Country

Closing The Health Gap ‘Lower Hume’ Project would like to acknowledge the Taungurung People, the Traditional Owners of the land on which this Project is based (Seymour); we would also like to acknowledge and pay respect to the elders past and present.

About the CTHG ‘Lower Hume’ Project

This project aims to identify health and wellbeing needs and develop a service model for the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Communities living in the Lower Hume Primary Care Partnership (PCP) catchment.


One-quarter of the Aboriginal population living in Hume Region reside in Central Hume and Lower Hume PCP catchments.

There are no specifically funded Aboriginal health services in Lower Hume PCP catchment.

Little is known about the health status, aspirations, health needs, health literacy, utilisation of health services, and preferred models of health care for Aboriginal people living in these catchments. (source: Hume Region Closing The Health Gap Plan 2009-12)

Project commitments

This will be a community development and engagement project that will:

  • Include consultation with community members, health services, community health services, and GP services.
  • Develop a model of health care for Aboriginal People in the Lower Hume catchment.
  • Improve health outcomes for Aboriginal People across all age groups.

Where is this happening?

The project is happening in the Lower Hume PCP catchment in Hume Region, Victoria and covers the Local Government areas of Mitchell and Murrindindi.

Click here for the CTHG Young Aboriginal Women's Health Project Resource Kit and Cookbook.

Click here for Improving Care for Aboriginal Patients (ICAP) Resource Kit

Click here for ICAP program information


For more information about the project or to participate in a consultation please contact Rebecca Welsh.

Rebecca Welsh
Project Officer
Koolin Balit Lower Hume Aboriginal Health & Wellbeing Strategy
Lower Hume Primary Care Partnership
Cnr Bretonneux & Callen Sts
SEYMOUR Vic 3660

Tel. Mob. 0459 802 873 | 5793 6100