The Australian National Diabetes Strategy Implementation Working Group (IWG) is a time-limited cross jurisdictional group established in 2016 by the Community Care and Population Health Principal Committee (under the Australian Health Minister’s Advisory Council) to operationalise the Strategy's goals through development of an Implementation Plan. The Implementation Plan will guide government planning at state, territory and local levels by identifying priority actions and initiatives to ensure consistency and reduce duplication of effort and investment. The Terms of Reference for the IWG are provided below.
Australian National Diabetes Strategy 2016-2020 Implementation Working Group - Terms of Reference
To operationalise each of the Australian National Diabetes Strategy's (the Strategy) goals through development of an Implementation Plan that will recommend ways to direct funding in a cost-effective and sustainable way to agreed actions over the life of the Strategy. Further, the IWG will develop ways to evaluate the progress of the Strategy.
The Implementation Plan will guide government planning at state, territory and local levels by identifying priority actions and initiatives to ensure consistency and reduce duplication of effort and investment. Key stakeholders, including peak bodies and health professionals, may also use the Implementation Plan to guide their work.
Role and Objectives
The IWG will undertake to:
- Compile a stocktake on national and state and territory existing diabetes related activities. The stocktake will ensure complementary and not duplicative investment across jurisdictions and the sectors.
- Identify gaps and deficiencies within the stocktake for priority actions and assign as short, medium and longer term priorities.
- Support the development of indicators, including identification of data sources, collection and reporting methodologies to align with priority actions.
- Undertake a targeted consultation on the draft Implementation Plan with key stakeholders and consider outcomes.
- Align with other health reform activity, in particular the National Strategic Framework for Chronic Conditions, and harness opportunities as they arise to streamline government investment.
The resulting Implementation Plan will be provided to CCPHPC and AHMAC for endorsement, COAG Health Council for noting, and subsequent public release.
Development of the Implementation Plan will occur in collaboration with stakeholders across all levels of governments, including local government, and key peak bodies.
Membership comprises a Commonwealth Chair, representatives from each state and territory health department as well as a representative from the New Zealand Ministry of Health.