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Although funding for this Granite Belt Ethnic Health Liaison Service has been provided by the Australian Government, the material contained herein does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Australian Government.


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Italian Australian Welfare Association (Granite Belt) Inc.


Mission, Values & Strategic Priorities

  Our Mission  
  To promote cultural diversity by encouraging people of Italian heritage and the community in general to interact equitably.  
  To promote and extend knowledge and learning of the Italian language and culture.  
  To promote and deliver quality services that enhance the independence of the people in our community.  
  Our Guiding Principles  
  In determining what we do as an organisation and to fulfil our mission:  
    We will maintain our integrity.  
    We will use sound financial & resource management principles.  
    We will ensure that the services we deliver to support the people in our community are of high quality.  
    We will remain committed to access & equity principles within a social justice framework.  
    We will listen, acknowledge and respond to the needs of our community and encourage independence.  
  Strategic Priorities  
  The organisation strategic priorities to 2018 are:  

  Increase organisation membership levels.  

  Review membership to ensure representation from the wider community.  
      Ensure regulatory compliance.  
    Client Services  
      Preserve current HIGH rating of Granite Belt Ethnic Health Liaison Service for HACC services.  
      Review current contracts & implement recommendations of review.  
      Review communication strategies to increase client awareness of health issues and the services available.  
    Cultural Preservation  
      Finalise production of cookbook featuring recipes from clients of the Granite Belt Ethnic Health Liaison Service.  
      Support organisations seeking to preserve our cultures.  
    New Initiatives  
      Research & identify resources to provide additional culturally appropriate services to the community.  
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