Our long term commitment to remote indigenous homeland communities is to provide a range of allied healthcare, health promotion and education where these services are generally unavailable or limited. Working together with local health organisations our volunteer physios and podiatrists are assisting to close the gap in health outcomes and helping to enrich the health of these communities.More Details
Did you know?
1 in 8 Australians live below the poverty line.
58% are indigenous
22% are single parents
28% are jobless
7% are elderly
There is a significant gap between the predominantly high standard of health non-indigenous Australians enjoy and the poor health of so many Indigenous Australians.
Those living in remote communities are further disadvantaged by having limited, irregular or no access to health services, such as physiotherapy, podiatry and related allied health services and health education.
Australia has over
Qualified Physiotherapists and Allied Health Professionals
They use their skills daily to improve health and wellness of everyday Australians. Many wish to utilise their skills by volunteering and serving those who don’t have access to these services.
We can make a difference
We are working to improve the health of Indigenous Australians, because all people matter.
By mobilising allied health professionals, using our collective skills and talents, we can provide medical support, physiotherapy intervention, podiatry and related health services, and education to significantly and sustainably improve the health of those in remote indigenous communities.
We partner with others
Working together with local health service providers and the communities themselves, we can contribute to long term solutions which will assist in improving health outcomes.
What SOS is doing
Our long term commitment to the remote Palm Island indigenous community is to provide a range of accessible allied healthcare services with cultural sensitivity. Working with SOS Health Services – Palm Island, the community, and local service providers, volunteers contribute to long term solutions and measurable positive health outcomes.More Details
EVERY Australian should have access to physiotherapy and related health services when needed, but sadly many people don’t. SOS Health Foundation is working to Close the Gap in health outcomes for people in remote indigenous communities.
How you can help
The success of our programs depends on compassionate people who share our vision and desire to provide quality allied healthcare for indigenous Australians in remote communities.
Volunteer with us
Your physio, podiatry, OT, dietetics and other allied health professional skills are of particular value, but not essential. Your contribution will benefit others immensely by meeting the most basic health needs of the disadvantaged. You can volunteer for a few hours a month or for a one-off project.Apply to Volunteer
Donate to us
Every gift, no matter what the amount, will go a long way to supporting health programs for disadvantaged individuals and communities throughout Australia. Help us improve the holistic physical health and wellbeing of those in need.Donate to this project
Join a Fundraiser
The SOS Health Foundation relies on the generous support of the community and our generous donors to enable us to continue our work. You can make a positive difference in the health of others by fundraising on our behalf.Fundraising events
Your contribution impacts those in need
YOUR donation, no matter how large or small, will be used to impact the health of Indigenous Australians in remote communities. Thank you!