Lakes Entrance Aboriginal Health Association (LEAHA) is the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation in Lakes Entrance.
Its vision is to “improve the health and wellbeing of the Aborigines in the communities in and around Lakes Entrance, Lake Tyers Beach, Lake Bunga, Swan Reach, Tambo Upper and Metung.”
LEAHA commenced in 2004 as an Elders Group working in partnership with Gippsland Lakes Community Health (GLCH) to improve access to health services for Aboriginal people and lead the process of reconciliation.
In 2007 LEAHA became an Incorporate Association and now has over 80 members.
LEAHA is open between the hours of 8.30am-5.00pm Monday to Friday and provides the following services to the Lakes Entrance Aboriginal Community:
- Medical Transport – non acute transport to medical and other health appointments
- Local Justice Worker Program – coordination of work hours for residents on Community Based Orders and/or Intensive Correction Orders
- Koori Youth Justice Program – supporting clients who are at risk of, or who have had, contact with the Justice system
- Elders Planned Activity Group Program - social and recreational activities for Elders from Lakes Entrance and Lake Tyers.
- Healthy for Life/Health Promotion and Chronic Care Program - coordinated care for Aboriginal community members with a chronic disease - ante and post natal care for pregnant women
- Closing the Gap – a health program specifically designed for Aboriginal men aged 15-45years of age
For further information regarding LEAHA or any of their programs, please contact reception on the numbers below.
Lakes Entrance Aboriginal Health Association 18- 26 Jemmeson St Lakes Entrance, 3909 PO Box 429 Lakes Entrance, 3909 Ph: (03) 5155 8465 Fax: (03) 5155 8332