COLLARENEBRI COMMUNITY YOUTH & HEALTH HUB

Bringing together health, community and human services professionals and the community, the hub focuses on the social determinants of disadvantage and building the health and wellness of the remote communities surrounding Collarenebri. Funded by the Murray Darling Basin Authority and Commonwealth Department of Environment and Water, it provides medical, allied health and community services that would be otherwise inaccessible.

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The Hub was born from the work undertaken by the Foundation to build innovative person-centred, community-led, integrated and collaborative models of care that aligned services with community priorities while building a financially sustainable model that would provide certainty and stability to communities.

Working closely with the local Aboriginal, and non-Aboriginal, community the Hub was designed to be different to a typical GP practice.  Housing consulting rooms for allied health, a dedicated Telehealth video-conferencing room, a study space for school students and others pursuing a career in health, a clinical simulation room, an Elder-in-Residence room, the Hub focusses on health literacy, supporting initiative to address the social determinants of disadvantage and provision of early intervention care that improves community health and reduces avoidable hospitalisations.

Over the last 5 years, the Foundation has successfully reduced the number of low acuity presentations to hospitals in the communities in which it works by 65.5 percent.  By focussing on people's needs, and working in collaboration with the community and other like-minded health services, the Foundation has continued its ground-breaking work on building sustainable and appropriate care for its communities.