A BIT ABOUT US
The vision of Yadu Health Aboriginal Corporation is to provide health and well-being services to the Aboriginal and wider community which will enable individuals and families to achieve improved health outcomes, participate in and enjoy community and culture.
We share the same goas and build on the Australian Government's commitment to 'Closing the Gap' by 2031. Their shared goal-Our shared goal is to:
'Realise health equality by 2023, which is consistent with the Council of Australian Governments' health goals for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We know that good health enables Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children to have the best possible start to life, and adults to lead active, full and productive lives'.
We will support the three priorities of improving school attendance, workforce participation and building safe communities, which are the key drivers in improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
'We know that any work in these priority areas must be underpinned by improving the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities'.
We will work with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, our key service delivery stakeholders and our funders. Together we will improve the lives of our people, we will realise our aspirations, and we will build the future for our next generation of leaders.
Yadu Health Aboriginal Corporation (YHAC) was previously known as Ceduna Kooniba Aboriginal Health Service (CKAHS) was established in 1986 to provide culturally appropriate and preventive health care, education programs and clinical service to the Aboriginal community.
In late 2006, the Minister of Health announced his intention to introduce a new Health Care Act which would provide for more direct control and accountability. The Minister acknowledged the need for Yadu Health to be given the option to become Community Controlled. In June 2008, the Health Advisory Council (HAC) of Yadu Health Aboriginal Corporation advised Country Health SA that they wished to work towards becoming community controlled with the transition date being the 1st July 2010. The HAC subsequently revised the timeframe with the transition date becoming the 1st July 2011.
Yadu Health officially transitioned to the not for profit Aboriginal Community Controlled Health sector on 1 July 2011 and subsequently became Yadu Health Aboriginal Corporation.
Our vision is to provide an integrated health service that free us of racism and health inequalities for the West Coast Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities which enables individuals and their families to achieve enriched health outcomes that also addresses the social determinants of health.
To Provide a unique, accountable, holistic and integrated service by providing best practice healthcare to the West Coast Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, which enable individuals and their families to achieve improved health outcomes and participate in and enjoy community and culture.
We exist to service our community, and our clients are the centre of our work
We take pride in being community controlled for the people and by the people
Culture and community is at the heart of everything we do and what we can't do alone, we will do it together
We are committed to services that will improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in our communities
We will work together across the organisation as one team
We are respectful and accepting of each other, our clients and communities
We always try to find a solution to a problem even when it is "not my job"
There is no wrong door for our clients- we will make sure that our clients see who they need to see
We work within culturally safe organisation and learn together from each other, our clients and our communities
We work cooperatively with other services to benefit our clients
We work towards continuous quality improvement and meeting our accountability requirements
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO)
If you would like to give us feedback, suggestions or have a problem with our service please contact us.
If you prefer, you can also contact Health and Community Services Complaints Commissioner on 1800 232 007.