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2015

Australian Government Department of Health (2015)

Implementation plan for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013–2023.

Canberra: Australian Government Department of Health

This publication reports on the implementation plan for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health plan 2013-2023. The implementation plan focuses on the Australian Government's role in ensuring the health system is flexible to respond to identified needs, is able to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to make healthy choices, and provides culturally safe access to quality early intervention and treatment services and integrated clinical services, and is free of racism.

It includes strategies such as:

  • investing in increased capability of Aboriginal community controlled health organisations to be able to meet identified needs
  • reducing racism and discrimination and improving the cultural safety of the mainstream health system, including primary health care
  • identifying, mapping and responding to need, recognising that geographical factors can play an important role in assessing the need of individual communities, and ensuring good quality care is delivered
  • ensuring evidence-based care is provided
  • ensuring accountability and leadership for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' health
  • defining the core services that are required to flexibly respond to identified needs
  • increasing workforce capability
  • partnering with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and their representative bodies in all levels of planning, service delivery and evaluation.

Abstract adapted from Australian Government Department of Health

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2015)

Implementation plan goals for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013–23: technical companion document.

Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

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.

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2012

Australian Department of Health and Ageing (2012)

Development of a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health plan: discussion paper.

Canberra: Australian Department of Health and Ageing

2007

Department of Health and Ageing (2007)

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

Canberra: Australian Government

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.

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2005

Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing (2005)

National strategic framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health 2003-2013: Australian Government implementation plan 2003-2008.

Canberra: Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing

This implementation plan details the Australian Government's current response to recommendations made in the National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health 2003-2013 to improve health outcomes for Indigenous Australians. It describes existing and planned action by the Australian Government, including programs and policy approaches where the Commonwealth is contributing to multilateral initiatives involving Indigenous health and community organisations, State and Territory governments, and government agencies outside the health sector.

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2004

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Council (2004)

National strategic framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health 2003-2013: framework for action by governments.

Canberra: National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Council

The National Strategic Framework builds on the National Aboriginal Health Strategy (1989) (view Framework and Strategy documents). It draws together nationally agreed strategies to address specific health problems, state and territory policies and plans and the national collaborative policy and planning frameworks within which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health programs are managed. The report details nine principles on which the National Strategic Framework is based and describes three central desired outcomes:

  • towards a more effective and responsive health system;
  • influencing the health impacts of the non-health sector; and
  • providing the infrastructure to improve health status.

The conclusion describes the implementation and evaluation plans and identifies the responsible organisations.

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