Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to navigate the healthcare system and better manage chronic conditions.
Closing the Gap
Our Closing the Gap - Integrated Team Care program provides short-term support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with complex chronic disease who are unable to effectively manage their condition.
Chronic disease could include; diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory or kidney disease and eye health conditions associated with diabetes.
Our program adopts a team approach. Both Outreach Workers and Care Coordinators will work with you to support you to access medical care and other culturally appropriate health and community services.
Working together, our team can help you to develop self-management skills to better manage your chronic condition and live a longer, healthier life.
What do we offer?
Help to better understand your chronic condition
Care Coordinators will work with you to help you to understand your chronic condition and what it means for you.
Both Outreach Workers and Care Coordinators will work with you to support you to access medical care and other culturally appropriate health and community services.
Support to attend your medical appointments
Including short-term assistance with transport to Medical/Specialist and Allied Health appointments and support during your appointment.
Links to community connections
Connect to ongoing community supports who can provide assistance to improve your physical health and wellbeing.
Our Aboriginal Health Reference Group provides a voice to Aboriginal Health consumers, their relatives, significant others and carers. Members have the opportunity to provide input and feedback to improve the health outcomes of the Aboriginal community