Delivering local solutions to a national problem
Integrated Team Care is one of four responses by the Closing the Gap (CTG) Strategy: Tackling Indigenous Chronic Disease developed through the Coalition of Australian Governments and funded through the Indigenous Australians Health Programme. For more information on the CTG Strategy, please see the Closing the Gap Strategy website.
Integrated Team Care is formerly the Improving Indigenous Access to Mainstream Primary Health Program and Care Coordination and Supplementary Services Program.
Find out more information about the Closing the Gap (CTG) Strategy by visiting the Gap Strategy site.
Improving Aboriginal health by providing better access to care
Contribute to improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with chronic health conditions through better access to coordinated and multidisciplinary care, and support for self-management.
Contribute to closing the gap in life expectancy by improved access to culturally appropriate mainstream primary care services (including but not limited to general practice, allied health and specialists) for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The objectives are to:
There are three main resources which deliver this purpose across country South Australia and includes:
Far West Coast
Port Augusta, Flinders
Coober Pedy and Surrounds
Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands
Barossa, Gawler, Yorke and Mid North
Murray Mallee incorporating Fleurieu
Contact our team with any further questions
Further information surrounding the ITC Program is publicly available through the Integrated Team Care (ITC) Implementation Guidelines provided by the Department of Health.
There are a range of information and resources available to assist mainstream services in improving the access to culturally safe care. The following resources areas contribute to improving this access.
The Department of Human Services have information regarding the Practice Incentive Program for General Practices for Indigenous Health. This includes:
General Practices can also use the Health Professionals Online Services (HPOS) system to complete their registrations for the Practice Incentive Programs.
Reforms to the Closing the Gap Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme Co-payment Program (the Program) were announced on 12 June 2020, as part of the Seventh Community Pharmacy Agreement. The changes will be implemented from 1 July 2021