South Australia is home to many Aboriginal communities and language groups, all with different cultural beliefs, cultural practices and distinct languages. Some of these communities are:
- APY Lands
- Davenport Mission
- Gerard Mission
- Koonibba Mission
- Maralinga Tjarutja (Oak Valley)
- Point Pearce Aboriginal Community
- Pukatja (Ernabella)
- Raukkan which is also known as Narrung and previously known as Point McLeay
Wellbeing SA is committed to take action to reduce disparities in health and wellbeing outcomes, and to be responsible to the needs of priority populations, especially for South Australian Aboriginal people.
The Aboriginal Health Promotion team was established to focus on strengthening cultural resilience and capacity and through state-wide community consultation.
The team is co-designing a culturally-appropriate Aboriginal Health Promotion Plan that defines and strengthens cultural determinants of health, with a particular focus on Aboriginal children, young people and families/parents/caregivers.
The plan will seek to explore appropriate approaches to supporting communities’ aim to practice and strengthen culture.
The South Australian Aboriginal Health Promotion Plan is due to be finalised by the end of 2021.