Hands on Health Australia
Hands on Health Australia (HoHA) offers allied and complementary health treatments to the sick, unemployed, disabled, aged and disadvantaged. Our volunteer practitioners offer Chiropractic, Osteopathy, Massage, Myotherapy, Naturopathy, Herbal Medicine, Nutrition, Counselling and Acupuncture. Some clinics also offer legal advice, hairdressing and beauty.
We have 12 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.
Student & Volunteer Placements
HoHA offers students and volunteers short or long term clinical placements and educational tours in partner not-for-profit organisations locally and overseas. Students are offered the opportunity to gain experience in a community clinic setting with qualified practitioners and mentors. Our partner organisations are working in the field of community development and health promotion, therefore working in some of the most remote, poorest areas of the globe.
We are dedicated to ensuring lasting and sustainable change whilst bridging gaps in healthcare and collaboratively responding to the needs identified by local communities. Therefore as part of these programs, our local partner NGOs provide students and volunteers the opportunity to practice and share knowledge whilst working side-by-side with local community health workers.
Programs are organised to include, among other things, visits to traditional medicine and local health facilities, knowledge exchange with local health workers, health and treatment camps, and general sightseeing.
Our programs bridge worlds and empower students and volunteers to become agents of social change both at home and abroad.
HoHA is a not-for-profit organisation funded by the community. All proceeds from student placement fees are directed towards sustaining our volunteer clinics locally and abroad.
For further information about HoHA and our work please see our main website at: www.handsonhealth.com.au