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Ear Health Coordination Program

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Department of Health
Close Date & Time:
26-Jun-2019 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Primary Category:
251005 - Indigenous Health
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Selection Process:
Targeted or Restricted Competitive


The Ear Health Coordination Program grant opportunity aims to enhance the monitoring and treatment of ear and hearing health in primary care.  A particular focus is to support access to quality, culturally safe ear and hearing health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and youth before they commence primary school.

The Ear Health Coordination Program is funded through the Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme.  The grant will operate over three years from 2019-20 to 2021-22.  This grant opportunity will support Ear Health Coordinator positions. 

The intended outcomes of the grant opportunity are that primary health care clinics are supported to:

  • Implement processes designed to ensure regular ear and hearing health screening and timely treatment (including any follow-up treatment required) and ongoing monitoring is provided;

  • a continuous quality improvement approach to strategies to identify, screen, treat and follow-up Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children at risk of (or experiencing) otitis media and related hearing loss, particularly before entering primary school;

  • health care professionals are made aware of opportunities to enhance skills to undertake ear health assessment and management in children; and

  • improve collection of clinical data on the prevalence of otitis media and treatment provided.


15 organisations are eligible to apply for the Ear Health Coordination Program Grant Opportunity:

1. National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ABN 89 078 949 710)

2. Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of New South Wales (ABN 66 085 654 397)

3. Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ABN 67 498 114 972)

4. Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (ABN 48 114 220 478)

5. Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (ABN 97 111 116 762)

6. Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory Aboriginal Corporation (ABN 26 263 401 676)

7. Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia Limited (ABN 89 287 854 542)

8. The Tasmanian Aboriginal Corporation (ABN 48 212 321 102)

9. NSW Rural Doctors Network Ltd (ABN 52 081 388 810)

10. Rural Workforce Agency Victoria Ltd (ABN 31 081 163 519)

11. Rural Health West (ABN 29 123 188 367) 

12. Checkup Australia (ABN 56 123 426 111)

13. Rural Health South Australia (ABN 68 063 926 518)

14. Department of Health, Northern Territory (ABN 84 085 734 992)

15. Department of Health and Human Services, Tasmania (ABN 11 255 872 006)



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