Aboriginal Health Worker Leonie Morcome is the proud recipient of a Deadly Award in the Health Worker of the Year category for her long term efforts to better the health of Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islanders.
The Deadlys were held on Tuesday 10 September at the Sydney Opera House where a capacity crowd enjoyed the celebration of achievement and contribution at Australia’s largest Indigenous awards night.
Leonie Morcome has been a committed Aboriginal Health Worker at the Biripi Aboriginal Medical Service for almost 26 years and has played a large role in the development of the organisation.
She has accomplished many professional qualifications in her many years at the service including – Diploma Health Science (Aboriginal Health & Community Development), Cert IV Aboriginal Primary Health, and Cert IV Family Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.
Leonie has also driven many successful programs including – Immunisations, Grief and Loss (funeral support), 3on3 Deadly Vibe Basketball and Hip Hop Challenge, and cultural camps and workshops.
She has a holistic approach to Aboriginal health care and instinctively understands the needs of her clients.
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