Deadly Ears Program (2016)
Deadly Kids, Deadly Futures: Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child ear and hearing
health framework 2016-2026.
Brisbane: Queensland Health
This ten-year framework outlines a commitment to prevent and manage the impacts of middle ear disease for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in Queensland through the combined efforts of the health, early childhood and education sectors.
It addresses three priorities:
- health promotion and disease prevention
- primary healthcare
- early intervention.
The framework includes a ten-year implementation plan that has been developed and endorsed by the Queensland Government, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled health sector and other government and non-government agencies. Key features of the implementation plan include:
- 36 actions related to health promotion and prevention, service improvements, workforce development and data collection and research
- 8 performance targets to track progress until 2026.
Each year an annual action plan will be released outlining the specific activities service providers and partners will undertake. Progress will be monitored and published annually, and a multi-sector steering committee will be responsible for implementing the framework.
Abstract adapted from Deadly Ears
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