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The Poche Centre for Indigenous Health –
About POCHE Northern Territory
The Poche Centre of Indigenous Health in Alice Springs is led by Professor Della Yarnold (currently on leave). AProf Kerry Taylor is the Deputy Director.
The vision of the Poche Centre Alice Springs is to contribute to the improved health outcomes of Aboriginal people in remote communities of the Northern Territory and Australia, through conducting high quality research, education, and training.
The Centre achieves this vision in partnership with Aboriginal communities. This Centre builds on the University’s existing strengths in Central Australia and works to increase the number of Indigenous students studying medicine, nursing and other health profession courses, further develop the skills of the non-Indigenous health workforce, lead research into Indigenous health related behaviour, and improve training in cross-cultural communication skills.