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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 
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Indigenous: National

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

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.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

National Public Health Partnership (2005)

The national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander safety promotion strategy.

Canberra: National Public Health Partnership

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Safety Promotion Strategy has been developed by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Injury Prevention Action Committee (ATSIIPAC), appointed by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Working Group of the National Public Health Partnership Group. The strategy builds on and is integrated with the National injury prevention and safety promotion plan: 2004-2014. Together these documents target safety promotion and injury prevention for all Australians.

In this report the strategic requirements to improve safety and reduce the incidence and harm of injury to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are set out. The objectives of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Safety Promotion Strategy include: improving the safety of environments and building on community capacity to promote well being; supporting communities to prioritise and address safety and injury issues; and mobilising actions and resources that encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, government, and non-government sectors to work together to promote safety and prevent injury. The identified priorities for action include: social and emotional wellbeing; child and young people's safety; violence affecting families and individuals; land transport; water safety; and workplace safety.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

2004

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Injury Prevention Action Committee (2004)

The draft national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander safety promotion strategy.

Canberra: National Public Health Partnership

This draft strategy was prepared under the direction of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Injury Prevention Advisory Committee (ATSIIPAC) and approved by the National Public Health Partnership (NPHP) for release for public consultation. The strategy was developed from the identified need for a systematic, public health approach to safety and injury prevention for Indigenous people. Underlying the strategy are two basic principles: the right to be safe; and the responsibility to promote and maintain the safety of others. A subset of six operational principles is described, these underpin all actions and were identified by consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The scope includes the following aspects of safety promotion: accidental injury; intentional self harm; violence; the need for safe environments and communities; and the need to feel safe. The main part of the document outlines: the local safety strategy and the health sector's commitment to a whole of government approach.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

NACCHO (2004)

NACCHO Community LIFE report.

Canberra: NACCHO

This report provides an overview of NACCHO's involvement in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community LIFE project. LIFE (Living is for Everyone) is the policy framework for the prevention of suicide and self harm in Australia. The report includes a description of partnerships developed, problems encountered, project outcomes and recommendations. It also outlines the context of issues such as grief, loss and trauma within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

 
Last updated: 21 March 2014
 
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