In South Australia, new infections of hepatitis B and C are prevented and all those affected by viral hepatitis have optimum physical, emotional and social wellbeing.
Lead the community response to viral hepatitis South Australia.
- Participation of people affected by viral hepatitis.
- Respect for diversity and the context of people’s lives.
- Partnership approach with all stakeholders, including funders, workforces, individuals and communities affected by viral hepatitis.
- Creative and innovative practice based on evidence.
- Culturally appropriate service delivery.
- An organisational environment where continual learning and quality improvement is fostered, and decision-making is transparent and accountable.
- Health Promotion
- Harm Reduction
- Access and Equity
- Dignity and Respect
Hepatitis SA provides education, information, support and referral services on all aspects of hepatitis C. We also provide limited services in relation to hepatitis B which, with additional funding, we hope to enhance over the next 3 years.
- People affected by hepatitis C (including those 'with' or 'at risk' of hepatitis C) with a focus on:
- people who inject drugs;
- young people;
- people in correctional facilities;
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people;
- people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds;
- people with mental health co-morbidities;
- people living in rural and remote areas of South Australia;
- people at increased risk of progressive liver disease.
- People affected by hepatitis B
- South Australian health and community workforce
- The broader South Australian community
Strategic Directions 2011-2014
Over the next three years HSA will work towards the following outcomes:
- The South Australian response to viral hepatitis is coordinated, adequately resourced and supported by public policy.
- The South Australian community and its institutions have positive views towards, and are supportive of, people affected by viral hepatitis.
- People affected by viral hepatitis are actively involved in the community response to hepatitis B and C.
- The South Australian health and community workforce is skilled, knowledgeable and responsive to the needs of people affected by viral hepatitis, including those at risk.
- People affected by viral hepatitis are provided with opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills to enhance their health and well-being.
- Hepatitis SA remains a strong and responsive organisation delivering effective hepatitis C services for the SA community, while developing hepatitis B services.
How're We Doing?
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