Jill Gallagher AO, Gunditjmara woman has never hesitated to seize opportunities to support her community in the pursuit of better health, community autonomy and reclamation of the traditional culture and society of Aboriginal Victorians. who has worked within, led and advocated for the Victorian Aboriginal community all her life. She is the CEO of Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO), now one of Australia’s largest and most effective state Aboriginal peak advocacy organisations. addressing Aboriginal Health issues. Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation Inc is the peak body for the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal peoples living in Victoria.
The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) was established in 1996. VACCHO is the peak Aboriginal health body representing 32 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) in Victoria. Jill Gallagher chats about how lockdown impacted the Victorian Aboriginal community.