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The Sports healthy futures program is an initiative of National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (NACCHO) that aims to improve the overall health of and wellbeing of Indigenous youth through participation in sports.
The program objective is to deliver sporting equipment to Indigenous community organisations, sporting clubs and schools throughout Australia, in exchange for team members attending regular health checks at an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation or other medical service.
The program also involves the development of an app titled Aboriginal health in Aboriginal hands which has been designed for download by all participants, as well as community members, NACCHO members, staff and stakeholders.
The program will run in 2013 and 2014 and is a part of the Healthy futures 2013-2030: NACCHO 10 point plan.
Abstract adapted from National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (NACCHO)
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The plan aims to achieve equality of health status and life expectancy between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and other Australians by 2030. It is based on evidence, targeted to need and capable of addressing the existing inequalities in health services.
The 10 points of the plan are:
This ten point plan was released by the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) for a period of growth, targeted from 2013-2030.
Abstract adapted from National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation