Aboriginal Health Services

There are multiple services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people being funded by Country SA PHN. The areas of funding include:

Integrated Team Care (ITC)

Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations in South Australia are recognised as:

  • Providing culturally safe environments for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to access health services.
  • Having service delivery models that are different to the way mainstream services provide services including addressing social determinants of inequitable health outcomes.
  • Understanding and addressing some of the social determinants that act as barriers to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from accessing health services.
  • Having significant evidence bases in which service delivery is built upon.
  • Providing key links between mainstream health services and their community.
  • Working in remote and difficult situations servicing the most disadvantaged people in Australia.

Country SA PHN work with Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations in country South Australia to deliver local solutions to national problems. The Department of Health have provided a set of guiding principles in which to work with Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations which set the platform for working together.

Chronic Disease Management

Funding has been provided to some Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations to deliver a more holistic Chronic Disease Management program within their communities. The funding provides increase access to Allied Health Professionals and Specialist Services, additional staff to existing CDM teams to assist in the coordination of health services in chronic disease and training and development of staff in these areas.

Service Providers include:

  • Ceduna Koonibba Aboriginal Health Service
  • Oak Valley Health Service
  • Tullowan Health Service
  • Umoona Tjutagku Health Service Aboriginal Corporation
Health Promotion, Illness Prevention and Early Detection

Funding for Health Promotion, Illness Prevention and Early Detection has been provided to some Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations.  These agreements have been negotiated with the organisations involved who had identified the particular needs of their communities and services and designed their funding around those needs.

Service Providers include:

  • Ceduna Koonibba Aboriginal Health Service
  • Nganampa Health Council
Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs

A variety of Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs services are being provided by Aboriginal organisations in order to provide services specifically to Aboriginal and Torre Strait Islander people.

Service Providers include:

  • Aboriginal Sobriety Group
  • Far West Aboriginal Women’s Council Incorporated
  • Nganampa Health Council
  • Ninkowar Inc
  • Pangula Mannamurna
  • Umoona Tjutagku Health Service Aboriginal Corporation

The Country SA PHN Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs team manages the service agreements for these services, while the Aboriginal Health Policy Team provides cultural advocacy advice.

Aged Care

Funding has been provided to Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations to deliver services provided through Silver Connections.

Service Providers include:

  • Ceduna Koonibba Aboriginal Health Service

Silver connections is managed by the Country SA PHN Regional Strategies and Service Design team, while the Aboriginal Health Policy Team provides cultural advocacy advice.