Our Strategic Plan

Our strategic plan spells out the breadth and depth of our organisation’s vision and scope.

Our strategic objectives – outlined in detail below – set clear goals and guide actions across eight key focus areas.

Focus area 1: Educate

Strategic objective

To extend our program and service delivery through innovative and digital approaches that facilitates increased access to information, education and services for all South Australians living with or at risk of diabetes.

Strategic actions

  1. To improve the health and wellbeing of people at risk or living with diabetes through collaborative, innovative approaches to program and service design and delivery that is scalable, evidence-based and delivers better outcomes for the individual and the community.

Focus area 2: Advocate

Strategic objective

To have, at the centre of what we do, the person living with or at risk of diabetes

Strategic actions

  1. To engage people at risk or living with diabetes in program and service design and delivery.
  2. To work with community groups to identify and address specific needs for diabetes management and support.

Focus area 3: Support

Strategic objective

To lead the way in diabetes prevention, early detection, and management of diabetes and to identify and address other issues of importance to people living with or at risk of diabetes.

Strategic actions

  1. To implement a funded type 2 diabetes prevention program in South Australia.
  2. To embed the diabetes detection program in the community and health sector increasing rates of early detection and awareness.
  3. To identify areas in which the organisation can support national and/or state approaches to address issues of importance (obesity, mental health, chronic disease).

Focus area 4: Fund research

Strategic objective

To advance the Association’s research agenda by broadening our approach and increasing investment and funding.

Strategic actions

  1. To drive awareness of the Association’s investment in research through the Diabetes SA Research Grants Program and through investment in internal capability that informs innovative, evidence-based health program development and delivery.
  2. To seek out opportunities for funding, to partner/collaborate on research that improves the lives of people living with or at risk of diabetes.

Focus area 5: Build profile

Strategic objective

To build awareness and profile of the Diabetes SA brand and services.

Strategic actions

  1. To build a community that supports people at risk or living with diabetes and where Diabetes SA is seen as the most trusted source for information, education, and support
  2. To build awareness of the role of the Association in the wider community, key stakeholders and government identifying opportunities for partnership and/or service provision.
  3. To position Diabetes SA as a trusted source of diabetes knowledge and support for health professionals.
  4. To drive member engagement and value through core offerings that meet the needs of the member base.

Focus area 6: Organisational governance

Strategic objective

To build on professional governance systems and processes that enables the Board to focus on strategic initiatives for growth.

Strategic actions

  1. To maximise the Association’s investment approach to fund strategic initiatives for growth and/or new business direction/opportunities.
  2. To strengthen board governance and decision making

Focus area 7: Organisational management

Strategic objective

To effectively utilise property, infrastructure, systems, and processes to drive business innovation and growth.

Strategic actions

  1. To explore location and space requirements for the conduct of Association business and future business opportunities.
  2. To invest in technologies that supports the achievement of simplifying, integrating, and automating work practices and that embeds a digital by design and innovation culture.

Focus area 8: Build organisational funding

Strategic objective

To increase organisational funding to support growth in programs and services..

Strategic actions

  1. To drive improvement in the financial performance of the Association.
  2. To seek out business opportunities that enhance the Association’s brand, position, and reputation to support the mission of the Association.
  3. To maintain the highest standard of WHS within the Association.

Focus area 9: Build organisational people, capability and culture

Strategic objective

To build a highly functioning, motivated, and engaged organisation that delivers high quality care and services.

Strategic actions

  1. To develop an Employee Engagement Program that has at the centre the ability to improve communication, support, overall engagement, performance, recognition, and remuneration of staff.