Adelaide Project to improve Health Access for Refugees
Monday, April 23 2018
Adelaide will develop more responsive health networks to assist refugees and new arrivals, thanks to a new project co-designed and commissioned by the Adelaide PHN.
The Adelaide Refugees and New Arrival Project will have two key functions;
- connecting refugees and new arrivals to the most appropriate medical services, and
- supporting a number of local GPs in delivering culturally appropriate care.
“If you have grown up in Australia, you know that you can access our health system and receive support and treatment for physical and mental health issues,” said Adelaide PHN CEO, Deb Lee.
“People from other countries with refugee experiences may have very different understanding and experiences of health - what services are available and how to find help or treatment.”
“The fact is, small issues can become big issues if not dealt with in a timely manner, which is a major part of our thinking,” Ms Lee said.
The services will be provided by the Australian Refugee Association (ARA) and Survivors of Torture and the Trauma Assistance and Rehabilitation Service (STTARS)....(see link for more)