The community we serve
CALHN is SA’s largest and most diverse local health network, covering the growing population of the central Adelaide metropolitan region.
A snapshot of our consumers can be seen here.
Many CALHN consumers also come from outside these geographical boundaries, such as people from rural, remote, interstate and overseas locations. CALHN’s community also includes groups of people who share a common interest (such as cultural, social, political, health, and economic interests) but who do not necessarily share a particular geographic association.
We know that different types of communities are likely to have different approaches to participation, and different needs within the health system.
Here are some examples of diverse consumers that we work with:
- culturally and linguistically diverse communities
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander consumers
- older Australians
- rural, regional and remote consumers
- veterans and their families
- LGBTQIA+ consumers
- vulnerable consumers (homeless, victims of abuse)
- refugee and migrant consumers
- people living with disability
- people who have suffered trauma and/or torture
- people with mental health issues
- people living with chronic health conditions
- people with AOD dependence
Central Adelaide LHN acknowledges the traditional owners of the lands on which its sites are located. We respect their spiritual relationship with their country and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to living Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people today.