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Aboriginal Health (2012)

Aboriginal men's health strategy 2012-2015.

Perth, WA: Western Australian Department of Health

The Aboriginal men's health strategy 2012-2015 provides guidance for the Department of Health, Western Australia to work in partnership with non-government organisations and communities to improve the health of Aboriginal men. The strategy aims to improve the health outcomes for Aboriginal men to ensure that they live long and healthy lives, and is underpinned by the following principles:

  • every male in Western Australia has the right to receive high-quality health care, regardless of their cultural background
  • acknowledgement that Aboriginal men do not engage with health services and this should be addressed in service delivery models
  • a workforce that understands and addresses cultural links will provide improved health care for Aboriginal men
  • increased engagement with Aboriginal men, their families and communities will enhance the delivery of health services.

Abstract adapted from Department of Health, Western Australia


Office of Aboriginal Health (2008)

Aboriginal men's health and wellbeing: a renewed focus.

Perth, WA: Office of Aboriginal Health, Western Australia Department of Health


NSW Department of Health (2003)

Aboriginal men's health implementation plan.

Sydney: NSW Department of Health

The NSW Department of Health has developed a plan for improving Aboriginal men's health. This report outlines the strategies and includes a comprehensive overview of health risk factors affecting Aboriginal men. The holistic approach focuses on five key areas: making health services more accessible and appropriate; improving collaboration and coordination of services; workforce development and training; research and information and developing supporting environments.

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