NAAH – NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR AUDULT HEALTH
Did you know that there are more than 3.5 million people between the ages of 12 and 24 throughout Australia? This is close to one-fifth of the entire population. While this number may sound staggering, it is actually a percentage that has been decreasing since the 1970s.
The health and overall behaviour of youth today is a reflection on the future of Australia. In comparison to other age groups, the youth are the ones that enjoy the best of health. However, there are various health and behavioural problems that affect them more than anyone else – including suicide, substance abuse, and teen pregnancy.
We are dedicated to improving the overall level of health, both mental and physical, of the youth throughout New South Wales.
We are a membership based organisation that works directly with the youth of today as well as the Youth Health Services of the State and the Centre for the Advancement of Adolescent Health. Our work focuses on supporting youth and training the health sector that is most directly related with providing youth services. We attribute our success with thanks Healthcare Australia.
It is our goal to work towards more lobbying and government liaising as well as developing in-house policies and resources while networking with the community as a whole.
We are constantly seeking new partnerships and find it to be critical to provide education to the community about the various health services that exist as well as the state of health amongst young people in the age group of 12-24 year olds.
Research is a huge component of what we do and we offer population-specific services. We have found that the health and overall well-being of young Torres Strait and Aboriginal people remains poor in comparison to the young of other populations. This is why we believe that it is important to continue partnering with various organisations so that the health services reach everyone.
We want to provide healthcare to each and every young person, regardless of gender or ethnicity. Equal opportunity health services is feasible and we are committed to making it happen.
NAAH has done a lot throughout the community and through the membership organisation as well as the partnerships that have been fostered, a positive impact has been made on the population and we hope to continue this progress through the support of individuals, businesses, and those directly involved inside of the health sector.
We are 100 members strong and growing. We have become a voice of authority within the community and continue to provide knowledge about health issues plaguing today’s youth.
Learn more about us today or make an appointment with the office to speak to someone or obtain further resources to find out how you can make a difference.