Guiding Principles

The guiding principles reflect what are the critical elements leading the work of the Consortium. The guiding principles were developed within each of the three plans with Aboriginal community reference group members. These principles have been refined and endorsed by SA Aboriginal Chronic Disease Consortium Community Reference Group.

The principles are:

  • Aboriginal health is everybody’s business.
  • Aboriginal leadership is essential.
  • Prioritise community participation.
  • Culturally safe care is essential.
  • Aboriginal primary care is a key driver of improved outcomes.
  • Family must be a focus/partners in care and interventions.
  • To improve health, the impact of the social barriers must be addressed.
  • Services must be consistent, available and accessible.
  • Activities must recognise and respect cultural diversity.
  • Use partnerships to plan, deliver and evaluate healthcare.
  • Provide holistic care which recognises comorbidities.
  • Focus on coordination and continuity of care.
  • Ensure commitment and accountability.