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The No pulgi mobile health team program is a primary health care service which aims to improve the health outcomes of Indigenous homeless people in Adelaide South Australia. In Ngarrindjeri language 'No pulgi' means 'no home'.
The team is a multidisciplinary primary health care team that aims to deliver a high quality health care service in places where homeless people gather. The team comprises:
The No pulgi team offers a service that is accessible, equitable, empowering, self-determined and is supportive of inter-sectoral collaboration. The service is offered to people who are either experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness.
The team offers services in Byron Place, Catherine House, Hutt Street Centre, Salvation Army Sobering Up Unit, Westcare and in the Adelaide City Parklands.
This program is an initiative of Nunkuwarrin Yunti Inc. and is in partnership with the Royal District Nursing Service, Aboriginal Sobriety Group, the Central Western Adelaide Aboriginal Primary Healthcare Access Program (APHCAP), Central Northern Adelaide Health Services and Drug and Alcohol Services of South Australia.
Abstract adapted from Nunkuwarrin Yunti Inc.
No pulgi mobile health team
Nunkuwarrin Yunti Inc.
PO Box 7202
Adelaide SA 5000
Ph: (08) 8223 5217
Ph: (08) 8406 1600
Fax: (08) 8232 0949
This conference monograph was produced by the enHealth Working Group on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Health (WGATSIEH), and details the proceedings of the 6th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Health Conference held at the Cairns Convention Centre in May 2007.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract