Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people may be at higher risk of developing a chronic conditions. Better management of chronic conditions is a key factor in meeting the target of closing the gap in life expectancy between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians.
About the Program
If you have cancer, diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease and/or lung disease, the Closing the Gap Integrated Team Care (ITC) program can help you to stay healthy and strong for your family and community.
Our program adopts a team approach. Both Outreach Workers and Care Coordinators will work with you to support your access to medical care and other culturally appropriate health and community services.
Working together, our team can help you to develop self-management skills to better manage your chronic condition and live a healthier life.
The Closing the Gap ITC program is delivered to clients living in metropolitan Adelaide, Gawler-Barossa, Yorke Peninsula & Mid North South Australia.
To learn more about the program, visit sonder.net.au
We aim to support you to:
Better understand your chronic condition and what it means for you.
Access medication and follow GP treatment plans.
Connect to ongoing community supports who can provide assistance to improve your physical health and social and emotional wellbeing.
Go to your medical appointments, including assistance with transport and support during your appointment.
Access recommended health equipment.
Care Coordinators will assist you to understand your chronic health condition and how to manage it by following a care plan.
Outreach Workers will help you to make better use of available health care services by providing practical assistance.
The Closing the Gap Integrated Team Care program is provided at no cost to participants.