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This section provides information about state and territory general policies and strategies relevant to Indigenous environmental health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander environmental health practitioners.
This report aims to shape and guide how Western Australia (WA) Health and other agencies approach Aboriginal health for the next 15 years. The report has been developed to ensure Aboriginal people in WA have access to high quality health care and services, while assisting community to make good health a priority through a focus on prevention.
Production of the report involved extensive, statewide consultation to ensure the needs, interests and circumstances of Aboriginal people were adequately represented.
Abstract adapted from Western Australian Department of Health
The central Australia region covers 830,000 square kilometres; with a population of over 46,000 people, 44% identify as Indigenous Australians. Over 32,000 people live in Alice Springs, Tennant Creek and Yulara. The remainder of the population live in 45 remote communities and outstations. The regional plan has six action areas:
Central Australia is unique in the need for flexible service delivery cross-borders, providing emergency care to more than 4,000 people living outside of the NT, including those people residing in South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia.
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract