The Link Between Primary Health Care and Health Outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians

This report explores international and domestic links between primary health care systems on the health of Indigenous populations.

Page last updated: 18 December 2013

A national approach to closing the health gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians should ensure that all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities have access to a basic suite of comprehensive primary health care services (including for chronic disease and for maternal and child health) regardless of funding streams or administrative responsibility for the health service.

The following report explores the evidence both domestically and internationally as to whether access to high quality primary health care is essential to enhancing Indigenous health status.

The link between primary health care and health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians (online)

The link between primary health care and health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians (PDF 740 KB).

The report is also available split into smaller sections. Click on the appropriate link below:

Cover and Preliminary chapters (PDF 268 KB)
Chapters 1—2 (PDF 422 KB)
Chapters 3—4 (PDF 527 KB)
Conclusion and Bibliography (PDF 147 KB)

If you are unable to access the attachments please email IHD Enquiries