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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker project

 

Overview

The purpose of Health Workforce Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health worker project was to inform the development of policies and strategies that would strengthen and sustain the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker workforce to deliver care in response to the known burden of disease in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population in Australia.
The project ran between May 2010 and December 2011 and used a highly consultative approach to understand the existing challenges that the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health worker workforce faced.
The final report provides a clear plan for action to support a strong, valued and sustainable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker profession. It was informed by:

Abstract adapted from Health Workforce Australia

Contacts

Pat Maher
Program Manager, Workforce Innovation and Reform
Ph: (08) 8409 4564
Email: Pat.Maher@hwa.gov.au

Related publications

Francis C, Gear C, Cameron-Smith L, Cleary M, Lee K, Shannon C, Canuto C, Ogwang T, Shannon B, Maher P, Leditschke A, McIntyre B, Treloar E (2011)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health worker project interim report.

Adelaide: Health Workforce Australia

Health Workforce Australia (2011)

Environmental scan: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health worker project.

Adelaide: Health Workforce Australia

This publication is a key output from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker project, a major workforce development project currently being undertaken by Health Workforce Australia (HWA).

The publication documents and synthesises the wide range of information and data (e.g. policies, practices and research studies) relevant to the development of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker workforce. The publication:

The publication focuses on two broad areas:

The publication is not intended as an exhaustive literature review. Rather, it is a working resource for the Health Worker project which summarises the key themes arising from a range of sources identified through desktop research, key informant interviews and feedback from planning and reference groups.

Adapted from Health Workforce Australia

Health Workforce Australia (2011)

Growing our future: the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health worker project final report.

Adelaide: Health Workforce Australia

Leditschke A, Maher P (2011)

Health Workforce Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health worker project.

Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal; 35(1): 2

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Last updated: 17 September 2013
 
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