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The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cancer framework provides guidance for individuals, communities, organisations and governments to address disparities and improve cancer outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The framework is designed to support national, jurisdictional, regional and local efforts to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cancer outcomes, including cancer plans and related policies, frameworks and action plans. It sets out priority areas for action with a flexible approach that allows for local context and needs.
Abstract adapted from Cancer Australia
This plan provides a long-term, evidence-based policy framework as part of the Council of Australian Governments' approach to Closing the gap in Indigenous disadvantage. The Australian Government worked in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community groups, and peak bodies to produce the plan.
The plan builds on the United nations declaration on the rights of Indigenous peoples, with a focus on:
The plan at a glance includes:
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract