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ABOUT US

We believe indigenous Australians deserve better health. It’s not OK that people in remote indigenous communities can’t access the health care most of us take for granted. SOS Health Foundation was formed to provide an avenue for physios and other allied health professionals to volunteer their time, skills, expertise and talents for those in need.

There are many within Australia who do not have access to physiotherapy and other allied health services due to remoteness, poverty and disadvantage. Our commitment is to help improve the health of disadvantaged remote indigenous communities by facilitating teams of volunteers to step out of their comfort zone and provide caring health services along with health and wellness education where access to these is needed… to be significant in the lives of others.

This can only be achieved through your generous gifts and the support of our partners and volunteers.

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.
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Volunteer with us

Sometimes the best thing you can donate is your time. Whether you give a few hours, a week, or more; others will benefit immensely from your contribution.

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Donate to us

With your financial support, we can continue to provide physiotherapy, podiatry, OT and other allied health services with our on the ground partners on Palm Island and in North East Arnhem Land.

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Join a Fundraiser

Join us in raising funds to support health improvements for indigenous Australians. Create your own community fundraising event or join one of ours.

The Opportunity

There are more than 180,000 Allied Health Professionals in Australia, with 70% of these working in major cities and inner regional areas.*

Allied Health Professionals provide more than 71 million consultations each year, with each Australian averaging 3 visits per year**

*Mapping Primary Care in Australia. Grattan Institute 2018
**Australia’s health 2018

Did you know?

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up just under 3% of Australia’s population but 58% of Indigenous Australians live in poverty

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Indigenous Australians are 3 times more likely than non-Indigenous adults to have diabetes

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65% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have a long term health condition and 45% experience a disability

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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.

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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.

We think that’s not OK

We can make a difference

By mobilising allied health professionals, using our collective skills and talents, we can provide Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Podiatry and other allied health services, improving awareness and education, and journeying with indigenous people in improving health and the quality of life they experience.
Working together with local health service providers and the communities themselves, we can contribute to long term solutions and assist in improving health outcomes.

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!

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Contact Us

Phone: 1300 859 451

info@soshealth.org.au