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The Strategy aims to improve the health of the ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities through improved tobacco control measures.
Specifically, the Strategy aims to:
|Download:||Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tobacco Control Strategy, 2010/11 - 2013/14 (PDF File - 155k)|
This booklet is for those who are assisting a person living with a terminal condition, and
who is no longer responding to a cure. The booklet outlines what to expect with palliative
care, identifies some roles and responsibilities in the palliative care process and outlines
steps you can take to access palliative care in the ACT.
This booklet is a guide on how to care for those with a terminal condition, by honouring their choices. It is primarily for the information of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the ACT community.
|Download:||A Guide to care for those with a terminal condition: Honouring the choices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the ACT community, 2006 (PDF File - 751k)|
Key priority areas include:
*Element 2: Antenatal care, pre-pregnancy and teenage sexual and reproductive health; and
*Element 3: Increase access to and use of maternal and child health services by Indigenous families
|Download:||ACT Implementation Plan, 2009-2014 (PDF File - 77k)|
Key priority areas include:
*Primary health care services that can deliver;
*Fixing the gaps and improving the patient journey;
*Healthy transition to adulthood; and
*Making Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health everyone's business
|Download:||ACT Implementation Plan, 2009-2013 (PDF File - 252k)|
Health Directorate has committed to four initiatives to improve quality of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identification in key vitals and administrative data sets. One of these initiatives is to develop an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identifier.
Another is to develop a specific information and awareness program to support and encourage health workers to identify Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients to identify.
|Download:||AIHW One simple question could help close the gap... (PDF File - 764k)|
Asking patients - Are you of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Origin (PDF File - 43k)
The campaign comes in response to a call from the Social Justice Commissioner to achieve health equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples within 25 years.
This document has been endorsed as a plan to guide all Australian governments in a coordinated, collabortative and multi-sectoral approach to improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health over the next ten years. It has been endorsed through each government's cabinet process, providing a whole-of-government commitment to its implementation in each State and Territory and at the Commonwealth level.
Whilst it is appropriate that health ministers and health departments take the lead in realising its objectives, areas of action within the portfolio responsibilties of other ministers and departments will be appropriately referred and joint actions taken where required.
|Download:||National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, 2003-2013 (PDF File - 562k)|
This is the fourth report against the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework (HPF) and the first report based on the revisions to the framework endorsed by the Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council (AHMAC) in 2011 (see Figure 1). The HPF was designed to measure the impact of the National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (NSFATSIH) and will be an important tool for developing the new National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan. The HPF monitors progress in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health outcomes, health system performance and the broader determinants of health.
|Download:||National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Report 2012 (PDF File - 6431k)|