Aboriginal Health Professionals

Cancer Council WA runs a number of education initiatives for Aboriginal health professionals.

Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA)

PEPA provides supported palliative approach placements to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander health workers, Liaison Officer's & Outreach Workers - this provides an opportunity to develop your skills in the palliative approach by undertaking a placement within a specialised palliative care service in Perth and rural WA. For more information see Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach (PEPA).


Aboriginal Health Professionals Cancer Education Program

Calling for Expressions of Interest
Cancer Education Course for Midwest Aboriginal Health Professionals
9 - 12 May 2016

Cancer Council WA is now calling for expressions of interest for the 2016 course to be run in Geraldton.

The four-day Cancer Education Course aims to increase the cancer knowledge of participants by providing information about cancer, treatment and the impact of the disease to improve the care of Aboriginal people with cancer.

Registration is free

Participants will receive:

• Travel expenses within the Midwest (to and from Geraldton)
• Meals and accommodation;
• Course registration; and
• Participant booklet and study notes

For further information and to forward your expressions of interest contact Louise De Busch, Aboriginal Projects Officer on 9388 4382 or email  ldebusch@cancerwa.asn.au

* If we don't have sufficient numbers to run a course it will be cancelled.

Cancer Council WA gratefully acknowldges its Advisory Team for their support and guidance in the development of its Cancer Education Course. We would also like to acknowledge the Cancer Council Queensland for their ongoing assistance and support in this process.


Let's Talk Aboriginal Cancer eBulletins : Recent editions

December 2015

In this issue:



• End of year message from the Education and Research Director - Eradicating cervical cancer is within our reach...and Aboriginal health professionals can help
• FOODcents for Aboriginal participants
Calling for funding and certainty for vital Indigenous tobacco control efforts
• Calling for expressions of interest for the 2016 course to be run in Geraldton.

View the December edition of Let's Talk Aboriginal Health eBulletin

September 2015

In this issue

September Let's Talk

  • Welcome! Introducing Aboriginal health professional profiles! How to submit a profile for future editions?
  • New National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cancer Framework
  • New Cancer Fact Sheets
  • Check out local courses and events

View the September edition of Let's Talk Aboriginal Health eBulletin





June 2015

In this issue: 

  • Welcome! Introducing the new PEPA Aboriginal Project Officer!
  • Rubbing shoulders at the Social Media: 'Likes', Legalities and Learning's Seminar with Wirrpanda Foundation and ICEA!
  • Reconciliation Action Plan underway! 
  • Bridging the pathway gap for Aboriginal Health Professionals in cancer control education!
  •  Archie Roach AM Lung Cancer Story and Campaign

View the June edition of Let's Talk Aboriginal Health eBulletin

March 2015

In this issue:

  • Welcome! Introducing the new Aboriginal Projects Officer 
  • Survey
  • What's new for future Cancer Education Courses for Aboriginal Health Professionals
  • Cancer Support Services available
  • New 16 Cancers Campaign
  • National Supportive Care Needs Study of Indigenous cancer patients
  • Upcoming 2015 course for Aboriginal Health Professionals Cancer Education Program
View the March edition of Let's Talk Aboriginal Health eBulletin

Let's Talk Aboriginal Cancer eBulletin Publications Contributions Guide. How do I submit an article to Let's Talk?

Let's Talk Contribution Guide


Submit an article

We invite past course participants of the Cancer Council WA Aboriginal Cancer Education Course and health services/organisation/departments working with Aboriginal Western Australians to submit contributions for publication in this bulletin. Articles and events that pertain to cancer control and support are most welcome.

If anyone would like to submit an article for the next bulletin, please refer to our Contribution Guidelines and email ldebusch@cancerwa.asn.au