Closing the Gap Day 2023 is presented by
Sonder is an inclusive, not-for-profit organisation that provides better quality health and support services to the South Australian community, including delivering the Closing the Gap Integrated Team Care program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples experiencing chronic disease.
Sonder hosts Closing the Gap Day every year to connect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with services that can support their needs and promote cultural awareness among mainstream services.
On Kaurna Land and founded by the late Mrs Gladys Elphick (OAM), Nunkuwarrin Yunti has been a leader in Aboriginal Health within SA for over 50 years. We are an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation with a vision to continue to lead the way in the co-design and delivery of comprehensive culturally based primary health care with an emphasis on social and emotional wellbeing with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
Nunkuwarrin Yunti means ‘Working Together – Doing Right Together’ and proclaims our belief of one community sharing a united vision for the future. We embody understanding of trauma informed and strengths-based principles in our daily services and practice. Our approach gives voice to Aboriginal children and families, recognises the need for agency and self-determination and the strengths and resilience of children, families, and culture.
Adelaide Primary Health Network (PHN) is a not-for-profit organisation focused on improving health outcomes within the Adelaide metropolitan region. Aboriginal health is a key priority area for the PHN. We aim to improve the accessibility of primary health care through our work, commissioning specialised services designed for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and building mainstream primary health care provider capacity.
Some of the work we have commissioned include Sonder’s Integrated Team Care Program, Nunkuwarrin Yunti Mental Health Services, the ACT Centre – Aboriginal Suicide Prevention Service and Mission Australia’s Partners Toward Wellbeing Program through the Australian Government’s PHN Program. The PHN works with our community to develop strategies for improving primary health.
Community consultation plays a vital role in designing services and programs that are culturally safe and meets the needs of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
To learn more about our initiatives, please visit adelaidephn.com.au/aboriginalhealth