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.
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.
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.
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**
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
Indigenous Australians are 3 times more likely than non-Indigenous adults to have diabetes
65% of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have a long term health condition and 45% experience a disability
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.