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About Our Programs

As the peak body for Aboriginal health AHCSA receives funding from various sources such as the South Australian and Australian governments, universities and other key partners to ensure the delivery of programs for the Sector.

When AHCSA first became incorporated in 2001, the main funding received was from the South Australian government through the then Aboriginal Health Services (now Aboriginal Health Branch).

As the status of peak body for Aboriginal health increased, so did the opportunities for receiving further funding from other sources.

The Commonwealth provided funding for workforce, education and training, eye health and public health.

Partnerships with universities enabled AHCSA to receive funding for various research projects including key research roles.

From 2008, the Council of Australian Government (COAG) allowed AHCSA to receive funding from both state and Australian Government to deliver programs across the state such as workforce support, tackling smoking, social marketing, sexual health, patient information systems support and GP workforce supervision and delivery. This growth in funding allowed the programs at AHCSA to increase to over 65.

Since AHCSA became incorporated, there have been many programs that have passed through as the priorities for funders change. AHCSA has continued to meet these challenges and adapts the programs to ensure the support is still provided across the Sector in South Australia.

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