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Troy Combo

Program Manager, Aboriginal Health Plan, EC Australia

Background

Troy has a joint appointment with both Burnet Institute and the University of Queensland’s School of Public Health and is based at the Herston Campus at the Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital.

Troy is a Bundjalung man from the Northern NSW and is a highly regarded leader in Aboriginal health with over twenty years’ experience. He has held numerous high-level positions and has managed state and national projects working for both State and National peak Aboriginal Health Organisations and Hepatitis Australia.

In 2005 he was employed as the NSW Sexual Health Coordinator for Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council of NSW and 2006-2007 worked for Hepatitis Australia as the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy & Programs Officer. In 2007 whilst with Hepatitis Australia Troy convened the National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Hepatitis C Conference which was attended by 120 Aboriginal health workers, policy makers, researchers, peer workers and primary care providers.

More recently Troy was employed at Bulgarr Ngaru Medical Aboriginal Corporation in Northern NSW as the Healthy for Life and Programs Manager and acted as the Executive Officer for a period in 2018. In this role he managed a multi-disciplinary team of health professional and was responsible for the coordination of public health programs including Alcohol & Other Drugs, Diabetes, Chronic Care Co-ordination, Hearing Health, Child & Maternal Health and Immunisation Programs. In 2016 Troy was acknowledged for his leadership in the region and was awarded the North Coast Primary Health Care Excellence Award.

A major focus of his work was to improve population-based health outcomes by enhancing better systems utilisation and benchmarking data from patient information systems. Troy provided strategic leadership and management to existing organisational functions and provided support to the CEO on business and operational plans. He prided himself on promoting and building a strong internal workplace culture and promoted positive imaging of the organisations brand at local, state and national levels.

Troy has a long history of convening and facilitating conferences and more recently in 2017 and 2018 he was sort after to MC and facilitate the NSW Agency of Clinical Innovation’s, Aboriginal Chronic Disease Network Conferences which was attended annually by approximately 200 health professionals.

Appointments

  • 2015-2017 Human research Ethics Committee Northern and Mid North Coast of NSW
  • 2016 -2019 School of Medicine Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Committee, Western Sydney University
  • 2016 National Data Validation Working Group, Department of Health, Australian Government
  • 2013 Board of Director, Gallang Place Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Corporation
  • 2013 Affiliate, Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • 2006 Scientific Committee, Australian research Centre in Sex Health and Society
  • 2000 Member, The Australian College of Health Service Executives

Positions

  • 2015 – 2020: Healthy for Life and Programs Manager & Acting Executive Officer, Bulgarr Ngaru Medical Aboriginal Corporation
  • 2011 – 2015: SEWB Workforce Coordinator, Queensland Aboriginal Islander Health Council
  • 2014 (secondment): National Telehealth Officer, National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO)
  • 2013 (secondment): State Service Delivery Manager, Link-Up Queensland

Qualifications

  • 2014: Certificate IV in Mental Health
  • 2005: Certificate IV Training and Assessment
  • 1998: Certificate in Research and Evaluation, Macquarie University

Awards

  • 2016: Excellence in Primary Health Care Awards, North Coast Primary Health Network
  • 2005: Best Poster Presentation Social Research, Best Oral Presentation Indigenous Health, Australasian Society of HIV Medicine Conference 2005

Projects (2)

Current (1)

  • Eliminate Hepatitis C Australia Partnership: EC Australia

Past (1)

  • EC Australia: The vital missing link to eliminating hepatitis C

News Articles (1)

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