CEDUNA KOONIBBA ABORIGINAL HEALTH SERVICE
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Ceduna Koonibba Aboriginal Health Service Aboriginal Corporation is a non-profit Community Controlled Aboriginal Health Service that was first established in 1978 as the Ceduna Koonibba Aboriginal Health Service Inc. to provide culturally appropriate services, preventative care, education programs and a clinical service to the Aboriginal community.
In June 2008, the Health Advisory Council of Ceduna Koonibba Aboriginal Health Service Inc. advised Country Health SA that they wished to work towards becoming community controlled.
This came to fruition with Ceduna Koonibba Aboriginal Health Inc. transitioning on the 1st July 2011 and becoming Ceduna Koonibba Aboriginal Health Service Aboriginal Corporation.
The vision of Ceduna Koonibba Aboriginal Health Service Aboriginal Corporation is to provide safe health and wellbeing 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.
Ceduna Koonibba Aboriginal Health Service Aboriginal Corporation currently runs programs out of 4 sites, these being: Administration/ Clinic (based in Ceduna), Seaview Village, Sobering Up Unit, and Koonibba Outreach Clinic (based at Koonibba Aboriginal Community).
The Core business of CKAHSAC is to provide a Primary Health service to the Aboriginal Community of Ceduna, Koonibba and the surrounding district, through the provision of a Doctor, Nurse and supporting Aboriginal Health Workers whose principal activity is promoting the prevention or control of diseases, through providing a range of high quality services designed to improve the wellness and health of Aboriginal people.
CKAHSAC also provides additional programs, these are: Home and Community Care, Social Health, Low Level Aged Care, Outreach Program to surrounding homeland communities, Wellness and Health Promotion, Chronic Disease Care Planning, Environmental Health.