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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Indigenous: National

2013

Australian Department of Health and Ageing (2013)

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013-2023.

Canberra: Australian Department of Health and Ageing

This plan provides a long-term, evidence-based policy framework as part of the Council of Australian Governments' approach to Closing the gap in Indigenous disadvantage. The Australian Government worked in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community groups, and peak bodies to produce the plan.

The plan builds on the United nations declaration on the rights of Indigenous peoples, with a focus on:

  • policies and programs to improve Indigenous health
  • social and emotional wellbeing
  • resilience
  • promoting healthy behaviours
  • the centrality of culture for health and wellbeing
  • the right of people to be safe and empowered.

The plan at a glance includes:

  • the vision
  • principles
  • priorities
  • implementation.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Australian Department of Health and Ageing (2013)

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander suicide prevention strategy.

Canberra: Australian Department of Health and Ageing

This national strategy seeks to address the high rate of suicide within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, which is reported to be twice that of non-Indigenous Australians. Using a holistic early intervention approach, this strategy will focus on working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to build strong communities in an effort to reduce the cause, prevalence, and impact of suicide on individuals, families, and communities. Guiding the implementation of this strategy are six goals, which will be achieved through six action areas. To achieve its overriding objective, this strategy will see increased investment for suicide prevention activities that are culturally specific to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their communities.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

2007

Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (2007)

National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health 2003-2013: Australian Government implementation plan 2007-2013.

Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing

The Australian Government Implementation Plan was developed by the Department of Health and Ageing in consultation with all relevant Australian Government agencies and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Council. It has a strong emphasis on a whole of government approach to addressing the key priorities identified.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

2004

Social Health Reference Group (2004)

Social and emotional well being framework: a national strategic framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and social and emotional well being 2004-2009.

Canberra: Australian Government

This framework provides a five year plan to guide organisations in their work to improve the mental health and social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It was endorsed in December 2004 by the Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council, and released in October 2005. The framework was developed through extensive public consultation and consists of three parts. The first part contains background information and describes: the guiding principles; understanding social and emotional wellbeing; policy context; foundation documents; and government and community approaches. In the second part the five key strategic directions are discussed and examples of initiatives are provided. Part three focuses on the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the framework.

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Last updated: 10 April 2014
 
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