Researchers now call on health and well being service providers in the region to provide feedback on a directory designed to help people locate and access services close to them.
The ‘Steps to Better Health Determinants of Health Service’ resource contains an interview tool and local services directory to support individuals with social and economic concerns, including housing, transport, family, friendships, and physical and mental health.
To support the move, project officer Talia Blythman will visit local service providers including GPs, high schools, and mental health services to gather feedback on the recently updated version of services directory.
The initiative is currently run in partnership with Angaston Medical Centre and Flinders Rural Health SA.
It is supported by Country SA Primary Health Network, The Barossa Health Advisory Council, plus the Barossa, Gawler, Light and Adelaide Plains Councils.
“The resource is particularly helpful in assessing and managing patients with mental health, chronic pain and the more complex cases in primary health care,” Clinical lead and Angaston GP Dr Bill Gransbury said.
“It is important for us to get feedback to improve the resource for service providers and community members.”
Regional service providers supporting clients with areas such as connection with family and friends, skills and employment, addiction, nutrition, housing, transport, mental and emotional wellbeing, are encouraged to trial the resource and provide feedback.
To participate in the project, please contact Talia Blythman (available Tuesdays) on 0481 300 860 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.