Inala Primary Care is a charitable general practice that serves Queensland’s most disadvantaged suburban region.
Our 5,000 active patients come from 119 different ethnicities. One third are from refugee backgrounds, 49% come from the lowest 10% of household incomes in Australia, and two-thirds are on pensions or have health care cards. Our patients are some of the most complex in our region. Last year alone, our practice grew by 20% as patients struggle to access the care that they need in other bulk-billed practices. Our goal is to make high quality health care accessible to everyone.
Many of our patients have had difficult lives, and often, we have to treat the end result of unaddressed social issues. Medicare alone does not provide the complex care needed by the elderly, refugees, or people impacted by chronic disease, disability, poverty, and social isolation.
We pilot and research innovative models aimed at bridging the divide between health and social care. Bringing care into the community is a powerful way to improve people’s lives, through helping them to address the complex circumstances that impact their health. This is a growing area of our innovation, and one that is not covered by Medicare or other health funding.
Through social care initiatives, and building a case for change through research, we seek to lessen the burden on the public health system by creating a healthier, more resilient community.
How you can make a difference:
At times the complexity and scale of the needs of our community seems overwhelming, but we know that our efforts are making a difference, and there is much more that can be done. As Medicare funding does not cover the kinds of social care and research initiatives that are needed, we need to raise project funding to ensure that we can continue to deliver high quality health care to those that need it most, and find innovative ways to break the cycles of disadvantage.
We invite you to consider being part of the story as we work to create a more just and equitable society through bridging the health and social care divide. Together, we will foster community well-being, and ultimately reduce the long-term health care costs for some of society’s most vulnerable through social care initiatives and research.
All donations are fully tax deductible. Here are just a few of the ways that you can make a difference through supporting Inala Primary Care:
- A one-time cash donation – any amount makes a difference!
- A regular contribution such as a monthly donation or payroll deduction.
- Support for a major project aligned with your values, passions, and priorities;
- A bequest as part of your estate planning.
Thank you for your generous support. For further information please contact Tracey on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07 3275 5444.