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Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2015)

Report on government services 2015, volume D: Emergency management.

Canberra: Productivity Commission


Evidence and Evaluation Branch (2014)

National partnership agreement on remote service delivery: evaluation 2013.

Canberra: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet


Improving the culture of hospitals for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (2012)

Lowitja Institute

This resource poster outlines the Improving the culture of hospitals project (ICHP) which examines successful Indigenous programs conducted by hospitals within a quality improvement framework. The resource aims to highlight the need for improvement in hospital services for Indigenous people in order to achieve equity in health outcomes.
The poster includes findings from the case study results which indicate, hospitals considered to be successfully addressing the issues of their Indigenous patients share the following characteristics:
  • strong partnerships with Indigenous communities
  • enabling State and Federal policy environments
  • leadership by hospital boards, CEO/general manager and key clinical staff
  • strategic policies within their hospitals
  • structural and resource supports
  • commitment to supporting the Indigenous workforce.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract


Australian Department of Health and Ageing (2011)

Department of Health and Ageing annual report 2010-2011.

Canberra: Australian Department of Health and Ageing

Steering Committee for the Review of Government Service Provision (2011)

National Agreement performance information 2010-11: National Healthcare Agreement.

Canberra: Productivity Commission


Deeble J (2009)

Assessing the health service use of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples [discussion paper].

Canberra: National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission

National Rural Health Alliance (2009)

A healthier future for rural and remote Australians: NRHA response to the Final Report of the National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission.

Deakin, ACT: National Rural Health Alliance

Rural Health Education Foundation (2009)

Type 2 diabetes mellitus guideline series learning guide.

Canberra: Rural Health Education Foundation

This learning guide is designed as a companion to the Rural Health Education Foundation's Diabetes and Indigenous Australians series of professional development programs.

The programs are based on the new NHMRC endorsed type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DN) clinical guidelines, and are designed to assist clinicians, health services and policy makers with a focus on prevention, detection, and management of type 2 diabetes.

The learning guide includes activities that are designed to facilitate group discussion and engage with the material covered in the DVD, including highlighting key issues raised in each of the programs, which include:

  • blood glucose control and patient education
  • chronic kidney disease and diabetic retinopathy
  • case detection and primary prevention
  • diabetes and Indigenous Australians

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Last updated: 11 February 2015
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