Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
SEMPHN commissions services aimed at improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s access to high quality and culturally appropriate care. This includes care coordination, mental health, alcohol and drugs, and suicide prevention services.
Integrated Team Care (ITC) Program
The Care Coordination and Supplementary Services (CCSS) and the Improving Indigenous Access to Mainstream Primary Care (IIAMPC) activities have combined to form the Integrated Team Care (ITC) program.
The ITC encourages a team approach to support patients across the full pathway of care, from encouragement and assistance, to accessing health care, to the provision of care by a variety of health professionals. This program allows greater flexibility to tailor the mix of workforce positions within Indigenous teams.
SEMPHN opened a request for proposals to deliver the Integrated Team Care (ITC) program within the catchment in August 2016.
As a result of this process, SEMPHN commissioned Inner South Community Health Service (in partnership with The Salvation Army) and the Dandenong and District Aborigines Co-operative Limited (DDACL) (in partnership with Peninsula Health), to develop, implement and administer the ITC arrangements from 1 January 2017 to 30 June 2018.
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We acknowledge the Kulin Nation who are the traditional custodians of the land our catchment covers. We pay our respects to them, their culture and their Elders past, present and future, and uphold their relationship to this land.
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