Aboriginal Community Engagement (ACE)

ACE addresses the higher prevalence of BBV transmission and drug-related harm amongst Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people who inject drugs (PWID). Our ACE worker provides culturally appropriate BBV and harm reduction information/education, NSEP services, and appropriate supported referral to other services through outreach to ATSI PWID. ACE focuses on building working partnerships with allied health agencies whose clients include ASTI PWID, by providing training and presentations, consultation/ liaison and outreach services. The outreach component of the ACE program acts as a unique bridge between street-level drug users and WASUA’S fixed site services (taking our services to the community).