The South Australian Council of Social Service (SACOSS)
Some of the most significant determinants of health and wellbeing include income, socio-economic position, access to social support, education, employment, and access to services. Vulnerable population groups, particularly people who are poor or living in poverty, often do not have the same access to these determinants of health as the rest of the population.
The overarching aim of this agreement is to build the capacity of SACOSS members to contribute to protecting and promoting the health and wellbeing of South Australian communities, and increase recognition of the role they play in contributing to public health. The partnership also provides opportunities for SACOSS members to identify potential partnerships at the local level, including with local councils, to improve community wellbeing.
As part of their Partnership Agreement, DHA and SACOSS have produced a case study booklet sharing experiences to mobilise action, support partnerships, and build the capacity of our SA community services sector.
The Promoting health and wellbeing: case studies from the community services sector booklet (PDF 97KB) presents case studies from non-government agencies working to improve outcomes for vulnerable and disadvantaged South Australians.