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Blue Mountains Aboriginal Healthy For Life Program

 

Overview

The Blue Mountains Aboriginal Healthy For Life Program is an Australian Government program that is aimed at helping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people improve their health.

The Aboriginal Healthy For Life Program aims to:

The Blue Mountains Aboriginal Healthy For Life team includes clinical staff and support staff. The team assists by:

The program has an emphasis on:
  • men's and boy's health
  • mums, bubs and kids health and wellbeing
  • chronic, complex and aged care.

Abstract adapted from Nepean-Blue Mountains Medicare Local

Contacts

Wellington Aboriginal Corporation Health Service
28 Maxwell Street
PO Box 236
Wellington NSW 2820
Ph: (02) 6845 3545
Email: enquiries@wachs.net.au

Evaluated publications

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Healthy for life: results for July 2007-June 2011.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report presents data from services receiving Healthy for life (HfL) funding, including the number of clients and health outcomes measured by 10 essential indicators (EIs) covering maternal and child health and chronic disease care:

It is the first publicly released report published since data collection and reporting for the Healthy for life program began in 2007. Healthy for life (HfL) program was established with a set of key objectives to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The report provides comparisons over time, making it easy to see how the program has developed and its major achievements.

About 100 health services were funded as part of the program, but not all were required to provide data. Those providing data for the report represent 85% of all services funded in the 2010-11 reporting period. The services are widely distributed in every state and territory, from major cities to very remote areas.

The HfL aligns with the principles and priorities of the National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (NSF), 2003- 2013 and the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Closing the gap initiative, and is the first Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH) funded program with a strong focus on continuous quality improvement (CQI) to collect and report on health outcome data that goes beyond service activity reporting.

Abstract adapted from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2013)

Healthy for Life: Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services: report card.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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Last updated: 12 July 2017
 
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