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Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia Limited (AHCSA) is the peak body representing Aboriginal community-controlled health and substance misuse services in South Australia at state and national levels.

Our primary role is to be the ‘health voice’ for all Aboriginal people in South Australia. We achieve this by advocating for the community and supporting workers with appropriate Aboriginal health programs based on a holistic perspective of health.

AHCSA is a membership-based peak body with leadership watchdog, advocacy and sector support role and a commitment to Aboriginal self-determination.

Our vision

Our vision is for all Aboriginal people to thrive, be healthy and culturally strong.

Our mission

The Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia Limited will work in ways that maximise the capacity of the Aboriginal Community in determining their health and wellbeing by ensuring:

  • Community participation
  • Community ownership
  • Community empowerment

Our values

We will achieve our mission by ensuring that the Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia Limited values:

  • Cultural diversity
  • Community history and knowledge
  • Community strength

Are in all that we do.

AHCSA’s Constitutional Objectives

We will achieve our vision through the objectives set forth in the AHCSA Constitution as the foundation document for the Company.

These objectives support the activities of the AHCSA Board and Secretariat:

  1. Operate as the peak body for Aboriginal Health in South Australia;
  2. Provide support to Members to improve health outcomes for all Aboriginal people of South Australia;
  3. Provide support to Members to build their capacity to create a strong and enduring Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Sector;
  4. Provide and deliver chronic disease care services and programs; and
  5. Contribute to the development of a well-qualified, and trained Aboriginal health sector workforce.