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Indigenous: States and Territories

2013

Victorian Advisory Council on Koori Health (2013)

Aboriginal eye health strategy: 2013-2014.

Melbourne: Melbourne School of Population Health, University of Melbourne

2011

Australian Department of Health and Ageing (2011)

Guidelines for eye health teams for rural Australia – expansion of the medical specialist outreach assistance program.

Canberra: Australian Department of Health and Ageing

This document outlines key descriptors of the national Eye health teams for rural Australia expansion of the medical specialist outreach assistance program (Eye health expansion, MSOAP), for the period 2010-11 to 2013-14. The guidelines detail the following:

  • aims and objectives
  • funding allocated
  • eligibility criteria
  • services to be provided
  • supported health professionals and expenses
  • roles of the participating organisations
  • program operation
  • strategic plan
  • reporting requirements
  • related programs that may provide complimentary services.

The guidelines provide useful information for all participants of the Eye health expansion as well as organisations and individuals relevant to the implementation of the program, including: the Department of Health and Ageing - central and state/territory offices, Australian Society of Ophthalmologists (ASO), the Indigenous and Remote Eye Health Service (IRIS) Taskforce of the ASO, the National MSOAP Eye Health Committee, state/territory health agencies and networks, eye health professionals, Aboriginal Health Workers, Aboriginal Medical Services; and Regional Eye Health Coordinators. The Eye health expansion guidelines also include details on where to go for additional information.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

2010

Statewide Service Strategy Division (2010)

Aboriginal health care plan 2010-2016.

Adelaide: Department of Health, South Australia

The Aboriginal health care plan 2010-2016 has been developed by SA Health as part of a significant health reform led by the South Australian Government. It aims to:

  • outline ways to reduce ill health among South Australian Aboriginal people
  • promote cultural responsiveness in the health system
  • promote Aboriginal community health and wellbeing

Aiming for an achievement of these overarching goals, the plan:

  • describes the demographic and major health issues for Aboriginal South Australians and variations across the state
  • outlines a model comprising six key areas: supporting good health; stronger primary health care; better care for those with high needs; an integrated and collaborative approach to the planning and delivery of services and programs, a focus on priorities; enablers for action
  • identifies six priorities for action based on the burden of disease and population profile
  • sets a framework for the regional Aboriginal health improvement plans
  • identifies key next steps and governance arrangements

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

 
Last updated: 13 November 2014
 
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