Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service
Making and carrying out policy
Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service was established to provide culturally appropriate and holistic health care services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the ACT.
Power is shared between the Winnunga Board which makes policy, and management which implements policy. The Board is assisted in making policy decisions by briefings at Board meetings from relevant individuals/consultancies/organisations and Winnunga committees, about various matters such as financial and legal issues and succession planning. The Board members have undertaken extensive education and training in how to fulfil their roles as Directors. This has resulted in clear lines being developed between strategic decision making and operational decision making.