“The Poche Centres have the best brains working on some of the toughest problems!”
South Australia & Northern Territory
South Australia & Northern Territory Poche Centres
The Flinders University Poche Centre for Indigenous Health (Poche Flinders) is led by Mr Shane Mohor (Director) and Dr Maree Meredith (Deputy Director), supported by Ms Liz Larkin (Executive Officer). Poche Flinders includes multiple sites at Bedford Park, in South Australia, and Alice Springs and Darwin, in the Northern Territory. The vision of Poche Flinders is to create a life-course approach, to promote learning pathways, support healthy country and culture, and build leadership capacity for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in health.
To take steps towards this vision Poche Flinders has framed a mission of “Healthy country, healthy people, health leaders”, with a focus on developing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders to build the health workforce throughout the South Australian and Northern Territory central corridor. To achieve this mission Poche Flinders undertakes to:
- Provide tertiary learning guidance, pathways and support from youth to retirement in the development of a cohort of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers and leaders.
- Foster ongoing partnerships and engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
- Undertake collaborative research to close the gap.
- Incorporate traditional and western innovations into interdisciplinary educational and teaching activities.