Community Information & Referral Services
Who are we?
Community Information Support Services is a Not-for-Profit social enterprise established to support the health and well-being of Australians through the use of community information.
Our vision is to see the generation of better health and social outcomes across Australia by improved access to high-quality community information. Our mission is to provide all Australians with access to the information they need to improve the health and wellness of their communities on a local, regional and national level.
What we do
We support the coordination of health and wellness activities in local communities and provide ways that the public and service providers can work together. We have focused our activities to support people who are vulnerable to disease and isolation in the community including:
- People who struggle with their mental health
- Older Australians
- Young parents
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
- People with chronic disease
- People with a disability
We do this through two websites, with plans to link them into an exciting joint platform, My Community Directory and My Community Diary. We actively develop and provide practical frameworks, guidelines and resources for the public, community organisations, councils and government to work together with people who are vulnerable.
We work directly with health and community sector organisations, government agencies such as Hospital and Health Services and other professionals to provide ways of supporting people to prevent disease and promote the management of disease in Australian communities. We are also committed to providing access to our library of online data for Information Technology experts to create solutions that improve health and social outcomes for the Australian community.