Cultural Pathways

Overcoming the High Burden of Diabetes in South Australian Aboriginal Communities
Project Status: Completed
Project administered by: SAHMRI

The Cultural Pathways Program is a response to community identified needs, designed and led by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and informed by holistic views of health.

Program Facilitators undertake comprehensive screening utilising a culturally developed holistic screening tool to identify unmet social and emotional wellbeing needs. Following screening, Facilitators implement strengths-based case management through participant led goal setting, prioritisation and brokering connections to services.

Facilitators develop relationships with service providers across a range of services and sectors and link participants with services that can support them in achieving their identified goals. The program implementation includes embedded documentation and monitoring of the program’s social and emotional wellbeing responses, actions taken to address needs and outcomes for participants.

Program delivery is underpinned by culturally relevant supervision, reflective practice and evaluation. Through evaluation of these case management approaches and practices the program seeks to inform the evidence base for strengthened and coordinated responses to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social and emotional wellbeing.

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This project was funded by the Wyatt Trust