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Pika Wiya Health Service Aboriginal Corporation

Address

40-46 Dartmouth Street
Port Augusta SA 5700

Postal Address

PO Box 2021
Port Augusta SA 5700

Established as Pika Wiya Health Services Inc. in the early 1970s to provide a medical service to the Aboriginal population in Port Augusta and Davenport, the organisation was incorporated in 1984 under the SA Health Commission (now Country Health SA Local Health Network Inc.). On 1 July 2011 the service transitioned to Aboriginal community control under the CATSI Act.

Now known as Pika Wiya Health Service Aboriginal Corporation, the organisation operates from premises in Port Augusta and also has clinics in the Davenport, Copley and Nepabunna communities, as well as providing services to the communities of Quorn, Hawker, Marree, Lyndhurst, Beltana and Roxby Downs.

Moorundi Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service Inc

Address

1 Wharf Road
Murray Bridge SA 5253

This health service was established in 2017 to deliver a comprehensive range of primary health care services to their communities. At the core of these services, Moorundi ACCHS Inc delivers a holistic model of health care which includes clinical services and wellbeing programs.

In Ngarrindjeri, the word ‘Moorundi’ means river and refers directly to the River Murray. For the people of the Ngarrindjeri Nation, the river is where all life begins and the connection between health and water is intricately linked to the culture of the Ngarrindjeri community.

Nganampa Health Council (Alice Springs)

Address

3 Wilkinson Street
Alice Springs NT 0871

Postal Address

PO Box 2232
Alice Springs NT 0871

Nganampa Health Council (NHC) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation operating on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in the far north west of South Australia and is home to almost 3000 residents. The Anangu culture is still strong and Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatjara is the first language. NHC programs include sexual health, environmental health (UPK), dental, women’s health, children’s health, immunisation, eye health and mental health.

NHC has a national reputation for best practice clinical services, collaborative program research and development, and the collection of data for ongoing evaluation. Their successes include the reduction of STIs by over 50% since 1996 and consistent child immunisation of at least 90%. Antenatal visits in the first trimester have increased by 50% since 1992. Publication of the internationally recognised UPK report in 1987.  Development of the UPK program, which established nine healthy living practices that led to the provision of health hardware which has reduced rheumatic heart disease and scabies, aiding the prevention of kidney failure later in life. Improvements in the number of “well women’s” checks and the dental health of children are comparable with the rest of South Australia. They have also developed the ‘Mai Wiru Store policy’ and store councils to maintain the policy. These achievements have been widely recognised.

NHC is a well-utilised service, with over 70,000 patient contacts per year. Their clinics are AGPAL-accredited with modern equipment and sophisticated IT systems, including Communicare, telemedicine facilities and an intranet site. The main clinics are located at Iwantja (Indulkana), Mimili, Fregon, Pukatja (Ernabella), Amata and Pipalyatjara, with a smaller clinic at Nyapari. The Tjilpi Pampaku Ngura Aged Care facility is located at Pukatja, with administration offices at Umuwa and Alice Springs.

Port Lincoln Aboriginal Health Service Inc

Address

19A Oxford Terrace
Port Lincoln SA 5606

Postal Address

PO Box 1583
Port Lincoln SA 5606

The Aboriginal community was integral to the establishment of the Port Lincoln Aboriginal Health Service (PLAHS). It developed as a result of Reports and Submissions put to the Commonwealth and State Governments from the mid 1980’s onwards. In May 1992, Paul Ashe was appointed Health Service Coordinator to oversee its early establishment phase.

By June, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) issued a grant for building renovations, furniture, fittings and medical equipment, as well as recurrent funds for recruitment of staff. The SA Health Commission also made an area available within the Health and Welfare Complex on Oxford Terrace. PLAHS was officially opened in September 1993 by Lowitja O’Donoghue, Chairperson of ATSIC. In 2013, PLAHS celebrated its 20th Anniversary with an Open Day and Community BBQ.

Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc

Address

182-190 Wakefield Street
Adelaide SA 5000

Postal Address

PO Box 7202, Hutt Street
Adelaide SA 5000

Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia was initiated in the 1960s by Mrs Gladys Elphick, who founded the Council of Aboriginal Women of SA, one of the first Aboriginal organisations in the state. Incorporated in 1971, Nunkuwarrin Yunti evolved from the Aboriginal Cultural Centre, the Aboriginal Community Centre of SA and the Aboriginal Community Recreation and Health Services Centre of SA.

Their first program was established with the aid of donations, some government funding and the services of a dedicated doctor. They also accommodated the Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement, Aboriginal Child Care Agency, Aboriginal Sobriety Group Inc, National Aboriginal Congress, Aboriginal Hostels Ltd, Trachoma and Eye Health Programme, WOMA, Aboriginal Housing Board, Aboriginal Home Care and Kumangka Aboriginal Youth Service. They also assisted with the establishment of the Elders Village. They became known as Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc in 1994. It is community controlled and governed by an all- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Board. This ensures the delivery of culturally appropriate services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It has grown from a welfare agency with three employees to a multi-faceted organisation with over 130 staff, who deliver a diverse range of health care and community support services and is a registered training organisation.

Nunyara Aboriginal Health Service Inc

Address

17–27 Tully Street
Whyalla Stuart SA 5608

Postal Address

PO Box 2253
Whyalla Norrie SA 5608

Access, equity and the overall appalling state of health in the Aboriginal Community was raised  with the Commonwealth in 1996 and was the conduit to the establishment of the Nunyara Wellbeing Centre in Whyalla in 2003. This was a partnership between Health, Housing, the Aboriginal Community and the Commonwealth, however, the ‘in- reach’ model whereby mainstream services visited to deliver services from Nunyara did not meet  Community expectations or achieve improved health outcomes.

After being awarded Commonwealth Healthy for Life funding in 2008, Nunyara was able to independently deliver comprehensive primary health care to the Community.  By 2012 Nunyara had   transitioned to full Aboriginal Community Control and became Nunyara Aboriginal Health Service Inc.

In 2020 Nunyara delivers comprehensive primary health services to over 1400 Aboriginal people in Whyalla.

Tullawon Health Service Inc

Postal Address

PMB 45, Ceduna SA 5690

Established in 1982 as the Yalata Maralinga Health Service Inc (YMHS) following community initiative and lobbying, the health service was not only concerned with looking after people living in Yalata but also older people who had returned to their traditional lands in the north and at Oak Valley, north-west of Maralinga.

By the late 1990s, Oak Valley was ready to establish its own health service called Oak Valley (Maralinga) Health Service (OV(M)) based on two principles; that the Anangu people of Yalata and Oak Valley are one people, and both YMHS and OV(M) should have cooperative and ‘seamless’ arrangements for Anangu between the services. On 31 May 2001 the YMHS Constitution was amended and the name of the organisation changed to Tullawon Health Service Inc with the significance of the two principles remaining in the Constitution.  Tullawon Health Service currently employs 45 staff, who provide comprehensive services to the Yalata community and surrounding area.

Umoona Tjutagku Health Service Aboriginal Corporation

Address

Lot 8, Umoona Road
Coober Pedy SA 5723

Postal Address

PO Box 166
Coober Pedy SA 5723

Umoona Tjutagku Health Service Aboriginal Corporation (UTHSAC) provides primary health care services to Aboriginal people in and around Coober Pedy and also auspices the Dunjiba Substance Misuse Program in Oodnadatta. Established in 2005, UTHSAC has expanded steadily over the past ten years to provide a comprehensive range of high quality services including medical, dental and social services for the community as well as an increasing number of transient clients.

Aboriginal Sobriety Group Indigenous Corporation (ASG)

Address

182-190 Wakefield Street
Adelaide SA 5000

Postal Address

PO Box 7306, Hutt Street
Adelaide SA 5000

Aboriginal Sobriety Group Indigenous Corporation (ASG) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Corporation that values the practice and determinations of Aboriginal culture, customs and tradition. ASG encourages positive and better life experiences, empowering our clients and their community to maintain sobriety.

ASG was formed approximately 40 years ago and over this period the Corporation’s principle focus is on the rehabilitation of the misuse of drugs and alcohol and the impact of drugs and alcohol on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and Community. The Corporation provides a provision of services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, critically promoting sobriety as the first step to functional and productive lifestyles.

It is the aim of ASG to assist people to improve their quality of life through the provision of programs and culturally safe services to support positive social, physical and emotional well-being for individuals, families and their communities.

ASG incorporated in 1976 and over its long history of operations has received funding from a variety of sources. 

Activities include the Mobile Assistance Patrol (MAP), servicing the greater Adelaide region and Riverland, and the Western Adelaide Aboriginal Specific Homelessness Service. Both services respond directly to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the provision of safety, crisis accommodation, early intervention/prevention, intensive tenancy support, children’s support, case management, employment and education, health, mental health, and other targeted homeless service responses.

Oak Valley (Maralinga) Aboriginal Corporation

Address

43 McKenzie Street
Ceduna SA 5690

Oak Valley (Maralinga) Aboriginal Corporation was established in 1985 as a Community outstation for Anangu people displaced from the Maralinga Lands for the British atomic tests. Oak Valley (Maralinga) Aboriginal Corporation managed the establishment of the Community including housing, roads, airfield and other infrastructure. The Community is now serviced with a store, health clinic, aged care centre, youth program, Municipal Services, Mens and Women Community Development Program, Rangers program and a school. The art Centre provides and outlet for local art work. 

The health clinic provides primary health care to the community, monitoring ongoing health issues such as diabetes, hypertension, antenatal and post-natal care, child and school health. The health clinic also provides a support service to mothers and babies. Their main role is health education, hosting visiting specialists and referrals for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS).

Pangula Mannamurna Aboriginal Corporation

Address

191 Commercial Street West
Mount Gambier SA 5290

Postal Address

PO Box 942
Mount Gambier SA 5290

Pangula Mannamurna is located in Mount Gambier, the land of the Boandik people. Culture and language are being revitalized, and our name Pangula Mannamurna comes from the Bunganditj language. Pangula means place where a Doctor or Healer can be found and Mannamurna means joining hands. Together Pangula Mannamurna is a place where you would find Healing and where we work in partnership with others to address health and wellbeing issues. Pangula Mannamurna is contributing to strengthening Aboriginal culture across the region through the Healing Circles work. The ‘one stop shop’ vision of the founding families who set up Pangula Mannamurna was about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people having access to health and wellbeing services, either on site, or through effective referrals. The vision also included a safe place for community to visit and stay connected to others.

Yadu Health Aboriginal Corporation

Address

1 Eyre Highway
Ceduna SA 5690

Postal Address

PO Box 314
Ceduna SA 5690

First established as the Ceduna Koonibba Aboriginal Health Service, the organisation was designed to meet the health needs of Aboriginal people within the Ceduna district of South Australia, including Scotdesco, Koonibba and surrounding Homelands.

Incorporated in 1986 under the SAHC Act, on 1 July 2011 the organisation transitioned from the SA Government to Aboriginal Community Control and became known as Ceduna Koonibba Aboriginal Health Service Aboriginal Corporation. In December 2019, the organisation was officially renamed as Yadu Health Aboriginal Corporation.