Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Chronic Disease Fund

The aims of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Chronic Disease Fund.

Page last updated: 13 January 2014

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The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Chronic Disease Fund supports activities to improve the prevention, detection, and management of chronic disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to contribute to the Government’s target of closing the gap in life expectancy. The Fund consolidates 16 existing programs, including the majority of initiatives under the Australian Government’s Indigenous Chronic Disease Package, into a single flexible fund. The objective and priorities for the Fund are consistent with those of the Indigenous Chronic Disease Package. The three priority areas targeted are:

  • Tackling chronic disease risk factors
  • Primary health care services that can deliver
  • Fixing the gaps and improving the patient journey.
The Fund was established in the 2011 Budget and came into operation on 1 July 2011. The Government is providing $833.27 million over the first four years of the Fund’s operation (from 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2015). The majority of funding has been allocated to organisations to support activities under the Fund’s Indigenous Chronic Disease Package programs.

The department’s preferred contact point for the Fund is via email at:ICDP@health.gov.au

Further information about the Fund, including Guidelines, can be found at Flexible Funds - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Chronic Disease Fund

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