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.

 

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.

HISTORY
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VISION

Our vision is to provide an integrated health service that us free 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.

 
MISSION

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.

 
VALUES
  • We take pride in being community controlled for the people, and by the people.

  • Culture and community are at the heart of everything we do and what we can’t do alone, we’ll do together.

  • We are committed to services to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people in our community.

  • We will work together across the organization as one team.

  • We will be respectful and accepting of each other, our clients and community.

  • We will always try to find a solution to a problem even when it is “not my job”.

  •  There will be no “wrong door” for our clients – we will make sure that our clients see who they need to see.

  • We will be a culturally safe organisation and learn together how to do this.

  • We will work towards continuous quality improvement and meeting our accountability targets.

 

COMPANY PROFILE

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO)
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ROBERT LARKING

Chairperson

JENNIFER SCOTT

Director

JOYLENE HAYNES

Treasurer

RANDY GRAY

Director

KEVINA WARE

Secretary

 

FUNDING BODIES

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Any Problems?

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.