Suzi Berto, CEO, is proud to lead Wurli Wurlinjang Health Service.
All Aboriginal people over the age of 18 who are permanent residents in one of the Aboriginal living areas are encouraged to become members of Wurli and to vote in Board elections.
The central objective ow Wurli is to relieve poverty, sickness, destitution, distress, suffering, misfortune and helplessness of the Aboriginal people of the Katherine Region.
Wurli has its origins in the Kalano Health
Service, which itself was part of an Australia-wide surge in the
development of Aboriginal community-controlled health services in the
Wurli publishes Annual Reports, Strategic Plans and regular newsletters.
Wurli is an Aboriginal community controlled organisation governed by a Board of Directors elected by our members who live in Katherine and the surrounding community living areas.
Wurli clients live in Katherine, Kalano (Myalli Brumby), Rockhole, Binjari, Walpiri (Geyulkgan Ngurro) and Gorge Camp (Jodetluk).
We are governed by a Board of 16 Directors elected by our members who live in Katherine and the surrounding community living areas we service.
Over the years Wurli has moved to a greater focus on the underlying determinants of health, establishing specialised programs for men’s health, mental health and family wellbeing, alcohol and other drugs, tobacco control and others.
Wurli takes the privacy and confidentiality of client records and information seriously.
The Board of Wurli-Wurlinjang has a strong vision:
“To move forward as one, to heal our people and improve our health.”
Our values lie underneath all our work. They are the rock on which we build Wurli-Wurlinjang and help us turn our vision into reality.