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Justin Mohamed is a Gooreng Gooreng man from Bundaberg in Queensland. He worked with Victorian Aboriginal communities for 20 years before being elected to his current role as Chairperson of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO).
Justin started out in the health sector in his early 20s in junior role at the Rumbalara Aboriginal Co-operative – an Aboriginal medical service in Victoria. Over two decades, he worked his way up from a youth worker to health services manager, CEO and then Chairperson.
He chaired the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, and he served as NACCHO’s Deputy Chair for two years before being elected Chair in 2009. He is co-Chair of the National Health Leadership Forum, sits on numerous health advisory committees and played an instrumental role in the development of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan.
As NACCHO Chair, Justin is a strong advocate for the rights and self-determination of Aboriginal people and fights for the recognition of more than 150 Aboriginal community controlled primary health services as key to closing the appalling gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal health outcomes.