Hands on Health Australia (HoHA) is an Australian charity and educational partner. Since 1987, our organisation has been delivering quality inter-disciplinary health care to the wider Australian community and communities abroad through training, education, research and treatment.
Our volunteer practitioners offer Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Massage, Myotherapy, Naturopathy, Herbal medicine, Nutrition, Counselling and Acupuncture. Some clinics also offer optometry, yoga, and legal advice.
There are currently 10 volunteer community clinics in Australia and 4 international treatment and training programs. Around 30,000 people are reached per year, delivering around 10,000 treatments through the collective efforts of up to 500 HoHA volunteers.
Approximately 600,000 patients have been cared for over the years, totaling an estimated sixty million dollars in treatment value alone. When coupled with the contribution of in- kind infrastructure, including low or no cost premises, accommodating HoHA clinics and training programmes, this figure more than doubles.
Since the first clinic began in St Kilda, HoHA programmes have potentially saved governments an estimated 150 million dollars in healthcare and clinical training costs. More importantly, the organisation’s contribution in serving and empowering people in need has been acknowledged as invaluable in each of the communities served.
Enabling volunteers to create a caring community through sharing, healing, and transforming lives.
Promoting health and wellbeing through a spirit of welcome and mutual respect by:
– Providing inter-disciplinary and inclusive health care
– Enabling volunteers to create a caring community
– Enabling our organisations to embrace all people
– To enable volunteers to provide health care and other services to communities, societies and people who are marginalised
– Respecting the dignity of all people
– Welcoming all people in a spirit of unconditional care,
– Compassion and inclusion.
– Seeking to walk with people as partners in their self-determined journey of healing and transformation.
– Recognising each person’s innate gifts and potential.
– Healthcare is a basic right of life for all people.
– Building relationships of trust, nurturing a sense of community and responding to individual needs, with the highest standards of care.
– Bridging gaps in healthcare and collaboratively responding to the needs identified by local communities.
– Holistic health practices working together with existing healthcare services and organisations that share a similar vision, values and principles.
– Improved health outcomes depend on accessible, affordable and culturally sensitive education at the individual, health-worker and community level.