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National Key Performance Indicators for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care - Data Validation Project Report - July 2017

The nKPI Data Validation Project Report outlines a review on the data processing performed to produce the national Key Performance Indicators (nKPIs).

2017Current

Evaluation of the Rheumatic Fever Strategy

Acute Rheumatic Fever (ARF) and Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD) are diseases of poverty, entirely preventable, and almost exclusively found in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Australia. An independent evaluation of the Australian Government’s Rheumatic Fever Strategy produced the following report.

2017Current

National Strategic Framework for Rural and Remote Health

This page contains infromation on the National Strategic Framework for Rural and Remote Health

2016Current

Recommendations for Clinical Care Guidelines on the Management of Otitis Media (Middle Ear Infection) in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Populations 2010

The Recommendations for Clinical Care Guidelines on the Management of Otitis Media is a resource to standardise treatment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

2015Current

Tackling Indigenous Smoking and Healthy Lifestyle Programme Review 2014

The Tackling Indigenous Smoking and Healthy Lifestyle Programme Review was undertaken by the University of Canberra in 2014 to provide advice on how best to deliver effective, evidence based approaches to reducing chronic disease among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

2015Current

Implementation Plan for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013-2023

The implementation plan outlines the actions to be taken by the Australian Government, the Aboriginal community controlled health sector, and other key stakeholders to give effect to the vision, principles, priorities and strategies of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013-2023.

2015Current

Evaluation of the Child Health Check Initiative and the Expanding Health Service Delivery Initiative

This report provides findings and recommendations based on the evaluation of the Child Health Check Initiative (CHCI), and the Expanding Health Services Delivery Initiative (EHSDI) programs which form part of Closing the Gap: Northern Territory.

2015Current

National Key Performance Indicators Data Quality Review

This report reviews the data quality of the national key performance indicators which provide information on process of care and health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients of Commonwealth funded Aboriginal primary health care services.

2015Current

Recommendations for a National CQI Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

This report provides advice to the Commonwealth Department of Health about the relevance and potential shape of a national framework for Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care (PHC).

2014Current

Healthy Bodies Need Healthy Drinks Resource Package

The Healthy Bodies Need Healthy Drinks resources promote healthy drink choices and discourage excessive consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

2014Current

Strong Fathers Strong Families

This report is a descriptive analysis of the Strong Fathers Strong Families programme.

2013Historical

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013-2023

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan is an evidence-based policy framework designed to guide policies and programmes to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health over the next decade until 2023.

2012Current

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework monitors progress in Indigenous Australian health outcomes, health system performance and broader determinants of health.

2011Current

7th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Health Conference Kalgoorlie, WA

This conference monograph has been produced by the enHealth Working Group for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Health (WGATSIEH), and is the seventh in a series of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Health conference monographs.

2010Current

Environmental Health Practitioner Manual: A resource manual for Environmental Health Practitioners working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities

This manual is designed as a field reference for Environmental Health Practitioners (EHPs) engaging with and working in remote Indigenous communities.

2010Current

Trachoma Surveillance Reports

Reports from the National Trachoma Surveillance and Reporting Unit (NTSRU) on the screening and management of data.

2010Current

Third National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Blood Borne Viruses and Sexually Transmissible Infections strategy 2010–2013

This strategy is one of a suite of five strategies aiming to reduce the transmission of sexually transmissible infections (STIs) and blood borne viruses (BBVs), and the morbidity, mortality and personal and social impacts they cause.

2010Current

National Strategies for blood-borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections

The COAG Health Council endorsed five new national strategies for blood-borne viruses and sexually transmissible infections in June 2014.

2010Current

A National Health and Hospitals Network for Australia’s future

This document sets out major structural reforms to establish the financing and governance foundations of a National Health and Hospitals Network for Australia’s future. The Government expects that these reforms will permanently establish the Commonwealth Government as the majority funder of hospitals and place the Australian health system onto a sustainable and self-improving footing for the future.

2010Current

A Healthier Future for All Australians: National Health and Hospitals Reform Commission - Final Report June 2009

This report identifies actions that can be taken by governments to reform the health system under three reform goals: tackling major access and equity issues that affect health outcomes for people now; redesigning our health system so that it is better positioned to respond to emerging challenges; and creating an agile and self-improving health system for long-term sustainability.

2009Current

Trachoma Surveillance Report 2006 to 2010

 Historical reports from the National Trachoma Surveillance and Reporting Unit (NTSRU)

2009Historical

When girls and women sniff

A flipchart to raise awareness amongst girls and women of the adverse effects of petrol sniffing.

2008Current

Volatile substance misuse: a review of interventions: monograph series no. 65

This review examines published and unpublished literature about interventions designed to combat volatile substance misuse.

2008Current

When boys and men sniff

A flipchart to raise awareness amongst boys and men of the adverse effects of petrol sniffing.

2008Current

A Review of enablers and barriers of Indigenous drug users accessing needle and syringe programs – a report for the COAG Multilateral Group on Needle and Syringe Programs

This study examined factors that either deter or support access to Needle and Syringe Program (NSP) services among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander injecting drug users (IDUs).

2008Current

National Guidelines for the Management of People with HIV Who Place Others at Risk

These Guidelines have been developed by the Blood Borne Virus and Sexually Transmissible Infections Sub-Committee (BBVSS) of the Australian Population Health Development Principal Committee (APHDPC), to inform, support and harmonise approaches by Australia’s States and Territories to the management of people with HIV who place others at risk of HIV infection.

2008Current

National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health 2003-2013 Australian Government Implementation Plan 2007-2013

This is the second Australian Government Implementation Plan against the National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (NSFATSIH) 2003-2013

2008Current

2006 – 2007 Jurisdictional Summary Report against the National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (NSFATSIH)

The 2006-2007 jurisdictional summary report provides a summary of the individual jurisdictional reports that have been provided by all State and Territory Governments and covers the period of 1 July 2006 to 30 June 2007.

2008Historical

Evidence of effective interventions to improve the social and environmental factors impacting on health: Informing the development of Indigenous Community Agreements

This report is a literature review which summarises research and evaluations of Indigenous community programs in nutrition, early childhood, housing, sporting and cultural programs, employment, community services and alcohol use.

2007Historical

Sniffing and the brain

A flipchart to raise awareness of the effects of petrol sniffing and inhalant abuse.

2006Current

National Sexually Transmissible Infections Strategy - 2005-2008

The National STIs Strategy provides a foundation for national action in the prevention and treatment of STIs in Australia.

2005Historical

2004 Croc Festivals Research

The Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA) managed the research process on behalf of the Department of Education Science and Training (DEST) and commissioned Cultural Perspectives in collaboration with the Australian Centre for Health Promotion, University of Sydney to undertake research to evaluate the 2004 Croc Festivals.

2005Rescinded

Evaluation of the 2003 Croc Festival

The research aims to determine the degree to which each Department’s health, education and social related objectives are being achieved through their involvement in the Festivals.

2004Rescinded

Indigenous Male Health

This report by Dr Mark Wenitong was commissioned by the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health in response to the continuing need for accessible information around the needs and issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males.

2002Historical

gettin em n keepin em

This report by the Indigenous Nursing Education Working Group for the Commonwealth focusses on the inclusion of indigenous health in nursing curricula and recruitment and retention of indigenous nurses in the workforce.

2002Historical

Specialist eye health guidelines for use in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations

These guidelines cover three eye health conditions common among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: cataract, diabetic retinopathy and trachoma. They are based on a review of existing literature and practice, and provide information about the treatment and management of these conditions in rural and remote communities.

2001Historical

Government response to the House of Representatives Inquiry into Indigenous health: 'Health is life'

This report is the Government's response to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Family and Community Affairs inquiry into the health status of Indigenous Australians. The Government responds to each of the 36 recommendations made by the inquiry's 'Health is Life' report.

2001Historical

The management of HIV/AIDS: a resource guide for Indigenous primary health care organisations

This manual aims to increase awareness amongst health workers in Indigenous primary health care organisations of the needs of Indigenous people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.

2000Historical

Review of current interventions and identification of best practice currently used by community based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health service providers in promoting and supporting breastfeeding and appropriate infant nutrition.

Report on project commissioned as part of the national initiative 'Health throughout life: maternal health - increasing rates of breastfeeding in Australia'.

1997Historical

Review of current interventions and identification of best practice currently used by community based Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health service providers in promoting and supporting breastfeeding and appropriate infant nutrition.

Report on project commissioned as part of the national initiative 'Health throughout life: maternal health - increasing rates of breastfeeding in Australia'.

1997Historical

Audit of current training in breastfeeding support and infant nutrition

This report provides information on an audit of current training for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers and other health professionals providing health care to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander women.

1997Historical

National Indigenous Australian's Sexual Health Strategy 1996-97 to 1998-99

The strategy provides a comprehensive approach to preventing the spread of HIV and other sexually transmissible infections in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. It recommends action in four priority areas: prevention; treatment, care and support; workforce issues; and research and data collection.

1997Historical