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Mission & Values

The SVHA Inclusive Health Program

This program is funded by St Vincent's as part of its commitment to improving the health outcomes for our priority vulnerable populations, as defined by our Mission.

What is Inclusive Health?

All Australians have a fundamental right to access health care, regardless of their situation, background or income. SVHA’s Inclusive Health Program aims to enhance care for people who are at risk of experiencing poor health outcomes. 

The program funds SVHA-related projects that address the impacts of poverty, marginalisation, and vulnerability on health and access to healthcare.


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Key Figures

100+ Projects funded

Inclusive Health has helped complete over 100 projects since we began.

104 Projects in progress

Currently we are helping work on 104 projects across all our Priroty Groups.

$12,975,526

Spent so far on completed projects.

$10,224,272

 Allocated to projects in currently in progress.

Priority groups for the program include

People experiencing mental illness

People experiencing homelessness

People experiencing alcohol and other drug addiction

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

People in prison

Project vision and objectives

Our mission is to provide access to healthcare for individuals experiencing marginalisation, poverty or vulnerability. We do this through our three broad pillars of work: service innovation, research and advocacy. We aim to remove barriers to healthcare and meet the health and wellbeing needs of all vulnerable Australians.

Get Involved

The research grants program is now open for members of any division of SVHA to apply for. Find out more about how the research grant process works and submit an application.

In my experience, the Inclusive Health Program does exactly what it says: it enables our clinicians to pursue innovations that can make the most dramatic difference to the lives of those who might otherwise not get the access to the health services or system that you and I expect.
Margaret Stewart Executive Director Mission
St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne

Featured Project

Managed Alcohol Program - A Novel Approach to Tackling Homelessness & Alcoholism

Homelessness and alcohol dependence sadly, go hand-in-hand for around 44 percent of the rough-sleeping population in Sydney and this has become an increasingly prominent issue in the landscape of Australian healthcare. Learn about how SVHA’s Inclusive Health Program has tackled this issue.

Inclusive Health in Action: 
Read our latest Case Study

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