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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Indigenous: National

2013

Australian Department of Health and Ageing (2013)

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013-2023.

Canberra: Australian Department of Health and Ageing

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:

  • policies and programs to improve Indigenous health
  • social and emotional wellbeing
  • resilience
  • promoting healthy behaviours
  • the centrality of culture for health and wellbeing
  • the right of people to be safe and empowered.

The plan at a glance includes:

  • the vision
  • principles
  • priorities
  • implementation.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

2004

National Public Health Partnership (2004)

Healthy children - strengthening promotion and prevention across Australia: development of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander component of the National Public Health Action Plan for Children 2005-2008: background paper.

Melbourne: National Public Health Partnership

This background paper focuses on public health issues for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and sets out a framework as part of the National Public Health Action Plan for children 2005-2008. The aim of this paper was to stimulate discussion about the development of a national approach to the public health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. An overview of the evidence of the health disparities experienced by these children is presented, and important policy initiatives, relevant to the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are set out. This component of the action plan for children will aim to reflect the value of cultural identity, a holistic concept of health and healing, and will focus on children as part of an intergenerational concept of family.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

NSW Department of Health (2004)

Principles for better practice in Aboriginal health promotion: the Sydney Consensus Statement NSW Health 2002.

North Sydney: NSW Department of Health

2003

Adams M (2003)

The national framework for improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males.

Paper presented at the National Rural Health Conference. 1-4 March 2003, Hobart, Tasmania

 
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