Australian Government Department of Health (2015)
Implementation plan for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013–2023.
Canberra: Australian Government Department of Health
This publication reports on the implementation plan for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health plan 2013-2023. The implementation plan focuses on the Australian Government's role in ensuring the health system is flexible to respond to identified needs, is able to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to make healthy choices, and provides culturally safe access to quality early intervention and treatment services and integrated clinical services, and is free of racism.
It includes strategies such as:
- investing in increased capability of Aboriginal community controlled health organisations to be able to meet identified needs
- reducing racism and discrimination and improving the cultural safety of the mainstream health system, including primary health care
- identifying, mapping and responding to need, recognising that geographical factors can play an important role in assessing the need of individual communities, and ensuring good quality care is delivered
- ensuring evidence-based care is provided
- ensuring accountability and leadership for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' health
- defining the core services that are required to flexibly respond to identified needs
- increasing workforce capability
- partnering with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their representative bodies in all levels of planning, service delivery and evaluation.
Abstract adapted from Australian Government Department of Health
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)
Implementation plan goals for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013–23: technical companion document.
Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Australian Department of Health and Ageing (2012)
Development of a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health plan: discussion paper.
Canberra: Australian Department of Health and Ageing
Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council (2012)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework: 2012 report.
Canberra: Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, Department of Health and Ageing
This is the fourth report under the auspice of the Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council to measure progress against the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework (HPF). The framework has become one of the key means of monitoring progress in Closing the gap between Indigenous and other Australians. It was reviewed and revised in 2011 and now includes 68 key measures (previously 71 measures) under the following tiers:
- Tier 1-Health status and outcomes: measures the prevalence of health conditions including disease or injury, human function, life expectancy, wellbeing and deaths.
- Tier 2-Determinants of health: measures of the determinants of health, including socioeconomic status, environmental factors and health behaviours.
- Tier 3-Health system performance: measures of the health system, including effectiveness, responsiveness, accessibility, continuity, capability and sustainability.
The aim of the report is to promote accountability, inform policy and research, and generate informed debate. The report includes an overview of current national policies and strategies, and data analysis for each of the three tiers.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract
Edwards L, Boyd J (2012)
NT Chronic Conditions Prevention and Management Strategy annual report 2011: Section A: Profile of chronic conditions and health determinants in the NT.
The Chronicle; 24(4): 45-47