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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander: National

2016

Browne J, de Leeuw E, Gleeson D, Adams K, Atkinson P, Hayes R (2016)

A network approach to policy framing: a case study of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan.

Social Science & Medicine; In press(http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.11.011):

2015

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

2013

Department of Health and Ageing (2013)

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health plan: companion document on Commonwealth Government strategies and reforms - July 2013.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing

2010

Fredericks BL, Adams K, Angus S, Australian Women's Health Network Talking Circle (2010)

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women's health strategy.

Melbourne: Australian Women's Health Network

National Health and Medical Research Council (2010)

Road map II: a strategic framework for improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through research.

Canberra: National Health and Medical Research Council

Road Map II is a strategic framework for improving health among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through research. Road Map II will be used by the NHMRC''s Research Committee to identify research topics requiring priority funding. This framework can be used by researchers to develop proposals to apply for funding under the NHMRC call for Research in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

Effective research is that which highlights positive social participation, the barriers to this participation being poverty and psychosocial stress. The underlying principles for Road Map II research are:

  • Health is a whole of life view construct embracing the life, death, life concept;
  • The development, conduct and communication of research requires the involvement of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community;
  • To support effective capacity exchange requires communication of research plans, progress and results;
  • Ethical research that has practical application and value to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their service providers;
  • Enhancing the capacity of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce by developing skills and knowledge; and
  • Identifying exemplars of best practice or models of success.

Road Map II research activities will be required to have an action orientated purpose and/or be linked to the community-capacity building goals of existing primary health care service delivery agencies. Researchers are also required to include research translation activities within their proposals.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (2010)

Cultural safety training : identification of cultural safety training needs.

South Melbourne: The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (2010)

Cultural safety training : identification of cultural safety training needs : matrix for the identification of cultural safety training.

South Melbourne: The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners

2009

Flaxman S, Muir K, Oprea I (2009)

Indigenous families and children: coordination and provision of services: stronger families and communities strategy 2004–2009.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Office of Evaluation and Audit (Indigenous Programs) (2009)

Evaluation of service delivery in remote Indigenous communities.

Canberra: Australian Government Department of Finance and Deregulation

Senate Select Committee on Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities (2009)

Select committee on regional and remote Indigenous communities: second report 2009.

Canberra: Parliament of Australia

Snowdon W (2009)

Health, homelands and creativity [speech].

Retrieved from http://www.health.gov.au/internet/ministers/publishing.nsf/Content/sp-yr09-ws-wssp080809.htm?OpenDocument&yr=2009&mth=08

2006

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Penman R (2006)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander views on research in their communities.

Canberra: Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2006)

Growing up in the Torres Strait region: a report from the Footprints in Time trials.

Canberra: Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

2005

Minniecon D, Kong K (2005)

Healthy futures: defining best practice in the recruitment and retention of Indigenous medical students.

Manuka, ACT: Australian Indigenous Doctors' Association

2004

Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council Standing Committee for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Working Party (2004)

Cultural respect framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, 2004-2009.

Adelaide: Department of Health

 
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