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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Stronger futures in the Northern Territory

 

Overview

Stronger futures in the Northern Territory was developed by the Australian Government in response to the high levels of disadvantage faced by Indigenous people in the Northern Territory (NT). It funds a number of practical programs and services that assist in 'closing the gap.'

The program supports the following areas:

Abstract adapted from Department of Social Services

Contacts

Australian Government
Department of Social Services
Tuggeranong Office Park
Soward Way (cnr Athllon Drive)
Greenway ACT 2900
PO Box 7576
Canberra Business Centre ACT 2610
Ph: 1300 653 227
Email: dssfeedback@dss.gov.au

Related publications

Commonwealth of Australia (2012)

Stronger futures in the Northern Territory Act 2012 - C2012A00100.

Retrieved from http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/C2012A00100/Html/Text#_Toc329244469

Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs (2012)

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Bill 2011 and two related bills.

Canberra: Parliament of Australia

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory: a ten year commitment to Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory (2012)

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

Evaluated publications

Kok B, Tong B, Penm R, Watson J (2015)

Hearing health outreach services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in the Northern Territory: 2012-13 to 2014-15.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report presents information on ear and hearing health outreach services provided to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in the Northern Territory from July 2012 to June 2015. It also provides information on the hearing health status and ear conditions experienced by these young people. Services include those provided by audiologists; ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists; and Child Hearing Health Coordinators (CHHCs). They are funded by the Australian Government, through the National partnership agreement on stronger futures in the Northern Territory (SFNT) (for children and young people aged under 16) and the Healthy ears - better hearing, better listening program (for children and young people aged 21 and under). This is the third annual report in its series.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Kok B, Tong B, Penm R, Kitchens R, Watson J (2015)

Hearing health outreach services to Indigenous children and young people in the Northern Territory 2012–13 and 2013–14.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report presents information on ear and hearing health outreach services provided to Indigenous children and young people in the Northern Territory, on their hearing health, and on middle ear conditions that they experience.

These services include those provided by audiologists; ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialists; and Child Hearing Health Coordinators. Services were funded by the Australian Government, mainly through the National partnership agreement on stronger futures in the Northern Territory (SFNT) (for children aged under 16) and the Healthy ears better hearing, better listening program.

The report provides information on topics including:

Abstract adapted from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Stronger futures in the Northern Territory: hearing health services 2012 - 2013.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report presents data on Indigenous children who were a part of the Child Hearing Health Coordinator (CHHC) program which ran in the Northern Territory in 2012 and 2013. During that time, 1,541 children were provided with 1,807 audiology services. The report outlines the results for 174 of the children, who participated in the CHHC program and presented for 181 visits. Of the children who received audiology services, 72% were diagnosed with at least one type of middle ear condition and about 10% had moderate, severe or profound hearing impairment.

Abstract adapted from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2014)

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory: Oral Health Program: July 2012 to December 2013.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report provides information on the services delivered under the National Partnership Agreement on Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Health Implementation Plan Oral Health Program between July 2012 and December 2013. This report includes data on the children who participated in the Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Oral Health Program, the services they received, and their oral health status. The report includes:

Abstract adapted from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (2014)

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory: six-monthly progress report 1 January 2013 to 30 June 2013.

Canberra: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Department of Families Housing Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2013)

Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory: six-monthly progress report 1 July 2012 to 30 December 2012.

Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

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Last updated: 9 March 2016
 
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