The ASHM Organisational Sustaining Membership Program welcomes TasCAHRD and AHCWA

August 25, 2022

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We’re pleased to welcome both TasCAHRD and AHCWA to the Organisational Sustaining Membership Program.


The Tasmanian Council on AIDS, Hepatitis, and Related Diseases (TasCAHRD) is the peak Tasmanian community organisation in HIV and viral hepatitis. While working in partnership with Tasmanian communities towards the elimination of blood-borne viruses and associated stigma and discrimination, TasCAHRD provides services that promote the health and well-being of people living with, affected by or at risk of HIV and hepatitis.

TasCAHRD has multiple streams of service: health promotion, Red Thread Media, and TasPPL (the care and assistance program).

Their health promotion initiatives build health literacy on blood-borne viruses and sexually transmitted infections to reduce both stigma and transmissions, whilst increasing testing and treatment. They also offer Bloodwise education sessions for organisations and community groups about HIV, viral hepatitis, STIs, and reducing the associated stigma and discrimination.

TasPPL supports those living with or at risk of blood-borne viruses by providing case management, advocacy, referrals, financial assistance, and information about treatments, testing, transmission, and prevention.

For further information on TasCAHRD, check out their quarterly lifestyle magazine, Red Thread (digital copies can be found at or visit

Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA)

The Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA) is the peak body for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) in Western Australia – supporting and acting on behalf of 23 Member ACCHS throughout WA.

AHCWA aims to promote and strengthen the ACCHS model of care. A model that is built around the delivery of comprehensive, holistic, and culturally secure primary health care services.

By representing the needs of their members, they act as a forum to lead and influence the development of Aboriginal health policies across WA. Both advocating for the rights and entitlements of all Aboriginal people and ACCHS throughout Western Australia at local, regional, state and national levels.

For further information on their vision, mission, and strategic goals, please read their strategic plan: or visit

If you would like to know more about the ASHM Organisational Sustaining Membership Program and the options available, please email or contact Virginia Clayton on 043 264 6555.  

Our Organisational Sustaining Members have access to our affiliate program, which extends most of the benefits of ASHM membership to employees and members at no extra individual cost.

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