Aboriginal health at NALHN


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Northern Adelaide Local Health Networkrlu tampinthi Kaurna miyurna yaitya yarta-mathanya Kaurna yartarna-arra ngadlu warpulayinthi. Ngadlu tampinthi purkarna pukinangku, yalaka, tarrkarritya Ngadlu tampinthi yaitya mathanya kuma parnaku tuwila yartangka.

Northern Adelaide Local Health Network acknowledges the Kaurna people as the traditional custodians of the land where we proudly work and deliver health and wellbeing services. We also honour Kaurna Elders past, present and emerging. We recognise Aboriginal cultural authority, and their ongoing spiritual connection to country.


The Northern Adelaide Local Health Network (NALHN) has the largest population of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of all South Australian metropolitan catchment areas. As per our Strategic Plan 2020-25, NALHN is committed to delivering innovative, consistently high quality and compassionate services to ensure ‘our community has the best possible health and wellbeing throughout their life’.

NALHN Aboriginal Health supports the social, emotional, cultural, health and wellbeing of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.


Our aim is to improve health outcomes for the Aboriginal Community, with an emphasis on:

  • Promoting good health
  • Improving well being
  • Preventing and managing chronic conditions
  • Providing culturally safe, accessible and appropriate health services in a welcoming environment
  • Building connections with the Aboriginal Community
  • Promoting Reconciliation
  • Leading Strategic Initiatives in partnership with key stakeholders

To achieve our vision and aims we are committed to working in partnership with our community and a range of service providers to deliver culturally appropriate and comprehensive primary health care that is responsive to our community needs.