2023 Health Equity Awards
Thursday, August 31 2023
Adelaide PHN’s inaugural 2023 Health Equity Awards was held on Friday, 18 August at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre.
This year, the primary focus of the evening was health equity, and the night celebrated our commissioned service provider's health equity focus in delivering health outcomes in metropolitan Adelaide.
Our MC, Caroline Winter, an award-winning journalist, producer, and presenter, welcomed our commissioned primary health care providers, advisory councils, Board, and staff to the event.
Jack Buckskin from Kuma Kaaru delivered the Welcome to Country with a performance on the didgeridoo.
The White Tree entertained the crowd with their music, bringing people to the dance floors.
Adelaide PHN Chair of Board Tom Symonds launched the 2023-2026 Strategic Plan on the night and talked about the four focus areas.
The event further saw OzHarvest City Manager, Rachel Hibble deliver a thought provoking presentation on food waste.
Our centrepieces for the evening were conceptualised and crafted by Miss MYSA Events - a boutique event styling and management service wholly owned by Multicultural Youth SA (MYSA).
These were donated to OzHarvest post- event for providing nutritious meals to those in need.
The Health Equity Awards showcased five winning programs and were awarded trophies by our CEO, Michelle McKay. The trophies, handcrafted by Aboriginal Steel Art (ASA) represent the award recipients’ leadership focus on ensuring health equity for vulnerable populations of metropolitan Adelaide.
The award recipients for the 2023 Health Equity Awards are as per below:
- Mission Australia: Drug and Alcohol Youth Outreach Service (DAYOS)
- Sonder: Safe Haven
- headspace Port Adelaide: Queer Quest
- Pop-Up Health: Vulnerable Population COVID-19 Vaccination Service
- ARA and STTARS: Adelaide Refugee and New Arrival Program (ARANAP)
It was a great night connecting with staff, partners, and council members and celebrating the fantastic achievements of our service providers.