JOHN COROWA – HEALTH MANAGEMENT
Masters in Health Management – QUT
Graduate Certificate Health Management – QUT Brisbane (2006)
Certificate IV in Business Management (March 2003)
Certificate IV Aboriginal & Torres Islander Strait Primary Health Care (2002)
Certificate IV Training & Assessment (2001)
First Aid Certificate (2010)
- Leadership in Health Management
- Long career in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
- Delivery of health management and community health priorities programs
- Extensive experience as an Assistant Nurse and Aboriginal Health Liaison
- Events Management in Health Programs and Initiatives at local, State and Commonwealth levels
- Innovative community consultation
- Cultural broker between key stake holders
John Corowa is of Aboriginal and South Sea Islander heritage, and identifies with the Bundjalung nation. He presently resides on the Fraser Coast.
John began working in Aboriginal health as an assistant nurse. From there, John worked in nursing homes and then went on to become the Aboriginal Health Liaison Officer at Logan Hospital and has had various roles working in public health and corporate office, Queensland Health.
John was also the Regional Manager for the Australian Government funded Indigenous Health Tackling Smoking & Healthy Lifestyles Program, Closing the Gap Program for the Wide Bay Region of Queensland.
John has had an extensive career working in Queensland Health and more recently, Wide Bay Medicare, Hervey Bay. He is passionate about his chosen field which has given him wide-ranging experience to pursue Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health outcomes. John is well grounded in community driven exercises to see positive outcomes.
Through his role in health management, John has organised innovative community health workshops, health promotion and activities to current health and ageing; and community agendas such as tackling smoking cessation and promoting a healthy lifestyles.
His vast knowledge in this area allows him to work with a host of community organisations to deliver community action based health priorities, including Cultural Healing Days across the region, the Deadly Choices Touch Carnival, consulting and implementing positive outcomes.
In this capacity, John has developed strong relationships with Indigenous communities across the Wide Bay Burnett region and recognises the health benefits to those working in the creative arts.
John understands the relationship between health and well-being and the arts and is working toward positive outcomes in this respect.
John is a vibrant personality in the community, an accomplish singer and competent guitarist. As such, his aim is to promote and establish more performing arts in the Wide Bay Burnett Region.
Most Recent Achievements:
- Recognised at the 18th Deadly Awards as 2012 Aboriginal Health Worker of the Year
- Regional Manager for the Australian Government funded Indigenous Health Tackling Smoking & Healthy Lifestyles Program, Closing the Gap Program for the Wide Bay Region of Queensland.