Tracking the progress of the Government's Indigenous chronic disease package
The second annual report on the Australian Government's progress towards implementing the Indigenous chronic disease package has recently been released.
The publication reports against the benchmarks and deliverables in the Australian Government's Implementation plan, as required by the National partnership agreement on closing the gap in Indigenous health. The report also includes case studies from some of the organisations who are involved in the implementation of the Indigenous chronic disease package.
Aspects of the Indigenous chronic disease package covered by the report include:
- size of the Indigenous health workforce
- number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health assessments undertaken
- participation in chronic disease self management support training
- establishment of new GP registrar Indigenous health training posts
- number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specific follow-up services provided by Aboriginal Health Workers and practice nurses
- number of Indigenous people accessing the Pharmaceutical benefit scheme (PBS) co-payment measure
- number of practices signed up for the Practice incentives program (PIP) Indigenous health incentive (IHI)
- the progress of the Get active, eat good tucker, live longer! campaign
- number of projects funded under the targeted grants round of the Local community campaigns to promote better health measure
- commencement of services under the Urban specialist outreach assistance program.
The report is freely available online, see links below.