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Exploring the experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients admitted to a metropolitan health service | APO

There continue to be disparate health outcomes for people who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. The aim of the present study was to measure whether there were any differences in in-patient experiences between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and those without an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background.
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Tracking progress against the Implementation Plan goals for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013–2023 | APO

This report is a data visualisation tool for tracking progress against the 20 Implementation Plan goals for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013–2023. It presents data for each of the 20 goals, and assesses progress against the goals at the national level.
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Measuring and analysing success for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians | APO

The Closing the Gap targets feature heavily in the current policy measurement framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians at both the national and state/territory levels. The targets provide concrete measures against which trends in changes in outcomes for the Indigenous population relative to those for the non-Indigenous population can be assessed. Although relative outcomes for the Indigenous population have improved for some of the targets, overall there has been a failure to achieve virtually all of the targets. There are also concerns that the Closing the Gap measures are resulting in an overly negative assessment of progress in improving outcomes for Indigenous Australians, and that they entrench a ‘deficits’ view of the Indigenous population.

The aim of this paper is to provide helpful information to consider when assessing alternative frameworks for measuring and targeting success. We consider how to define success for Indigenous individuals, families and communities; what are the key determinants of success for Indigenous Australians; what are some of the areas of success within the seven target areas and more broadly; and what are the implications for frameworks for measuring success.
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My Life My Lead - Opportunities for strengthening approaches to the social determinants and cultural determinants of Indigenous health: report on the national consultations December 2017 | APO

This Consultation Report is an account of what was heard from participants and contributors about the factors impacting on health, and is further informed by literature and research on the identified priority areas. There was strong support for an approach to improving health that accounted for the social determinants that frequently contribute to poor health and the cultural determinants that can potentially be enormously positive for health.
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Table of contents

Table of contents | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health | Scoop.it
This report gives the latest information on how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Australian Capital Territory are faring according to various measures of health status and outcomes, determinants of health, and health system performance. Indicators are based on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework. The report highlights the main areas of improvement, and continuing concern.
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4737.0 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples: Smoking Trends, Australia, 1994 to 2014-15

4737.0 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples: Smoking Trends, Australia, 1994 to 2014-15 | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health | Scoop.it
The proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples aged 18 years and over who smoke tobacco decreased significantly from 55 per cent to 45 per cent, a fall of 22 per cent, over 20 years from 1994 to 2014–15, according to new modelling by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) in partnership with the Menzies School of Health Research.
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Indigenous Australians and the criminal justice system | APO

Indigenous Australians and the criminal justice system | APO | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health | Scoop.it
This paper provides an overview of national statistics pertaining to the high level of incarceration of Indigenous Australians and the socioeconomic background to that phenomenon. It also considers how to address this issues by applying the traditional criminal justice principles of equal justice, personal responsibility and fair punishment.
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Aboriginal health in South Australia: 2017 case study | APO

Aboriginal health in South Australia: 2017 case study | APO | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health | Scoop.it
The 2017 case study formulates advice for health system reform to address disparities in the health outcomes of Aboriginal people.
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Water, sanitation and hygeine in remote Indigenous Australia: a scan of priorities | APO

This discussion paper presents a scan of the current status of water, sanitation and hygiene services and challenges in remote Australian Indigenous communities.
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Tracking progress against the Implementation Plan goals for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013–2023: first monitoring report (AIHW)

In October 2015, the Australian Government released the 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.

The Implementation Plan has set goals to be achieved by 2023 for 20 indicators. These goals were developed to complement the existing COAG Closing the Gap targets, and focus on prevention and early intervention across the life course. For more information on the Implementation Plan, its vision and the context for its goals, see the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013–2023. This report presents data for each of the 20 goals, and assesses progress against the goals at the national level. For information about the selection of goals, and technical details about each goal, see the Implementation Plan goals for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013–2023: technical companion document.
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National Key Performance Indicators for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care: results from June 2016 (AIHW)

This fourth national report on the national Key Performance Indicators (nKPIs) data collection is based on data from more than 240 primary health care organisations that received funding from the Australian Government Department of Health to provide services primarily to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Information is presented for 22 ‘process-of-care’ and ‘health outcome’ indicators for June 2016, which focus on maternal and child health, preventative health, and chronic disease management. The report shows continuous improvements for the majority of indicators.
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Carers of Indigenous children: services and systems failure? Where to next?

Carers of Indigenous children: services and systems failure? Where to next? | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health | Scoop.it
This article calls for solutions that adequately engage Indigenous carers in mental health care.
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Facilitating empowerment and self-determination through participatory action research

Facilitating empowerment and self-determination through participatory action research | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health | Scoop.it
This article discusses how participatory action research (PAR) processes are effective in supporting communities to identify key factors negatively impacting on their lives as well as strategies for promoting well-being and building resilience.  
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Closing the Gap Refresh: papering over the gaps or structural reform? | APO

Ten years on from the Council of Australian Governments committing to National Indigenous Reform Agreement – Closing the Gap, the Federal Government has announced the Closing the Gap Refresh. Five academics and visitors at the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research made submissions as part of the Closing the Gap Refresh ‘Have Your Say’ process, engaging with the Closing the Gap Refresh from specialist disciplinary perspectives and with their grounded expertise. The views of these individuals have been consolidated into a single document to ensure their longer-term availability.
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Pathways to justice–Inquiry into the incarceration rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: final report | APO

Pathways to justice–Inquiry into the incarceration rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples: final report | APO | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health | Scoop.it
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men are 14.7 times more likely to be imprisoned than non-Indigenous men. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are 21.2 times more likely to be imprisoned than non-Indigenous women. The ALRC was asked to consider laws and legal frameworks that contribute to the incarceration rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and inform decisions to hold or keep Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in custody.
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Northern Territory Remote Aboriginal Investment: Oral Health Programs, July 2012 to December 2016, Table of contents

Northern Territory Remote Aboriginal Investment: Oral Health Programs, July 2012 to December 2016, Table of contents | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health | Scoop.it
The Australian Government has been funding oral health services for Indigenous children in the Northern Territory since 2007. In 2016, 3,426 Indigenous children received clinical services, and preventive services such as full-mouth fluoride varnish applications were provided to 4,502 Indigenous children and fissure sealant services to 2,019 children. Tooth decay experience varied by age, with 90% of children aged 6 and 88% of 9-year olds having tooth decay. There have been improvements in the oral health of younger service recipients, with the average amount of tooth decay in children aged 1–3 decreasing by 19%, and an 11% decrease among 8 year olds between 2013 and 2016.
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Web update: Health risk factors in 2014–15 - Web update - Overview | MyHealthyCommunities

Health risk factors are attributes, characteristics or exposures that increase the likelihood of a person developing a disease or health disorder. Examples of health risk factors include risky alcohol consumption, physical inactivity and high blood pressure. High-quality information on health risk factors is important in providing an evidence base to inform health policy, program and service delivery.
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This report examines spatial variation in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women's access to hospitals with public birthing units and 3 other types of maternal health services. It also investigates possible high-level associations between access, maternal risk factors and birth outcomes.
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Who are Australia's females?

Who are Australia's females? | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health | Scoop.it
Australia's 12 million females (in 2016) experience varying health outcomes across population characteristics like Indigenous status, remoteness, socioeconomic disadvantage and age. Females also experience different health outcomes than males.
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Transformation of mortality in a remote Australian Aboriginal community: a retrospective observational study | APO

Transformation of mortality in a remote Australian Aboriginal community: a retrospective observational study | APO | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health | Scoop.it
This article outlines trends in ages and causes of death in a remote-living Australian Aboriginal group over a fifty-year period.
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Australia lags behind in Indigenous political participation: expert | APO

This week marks ten years since the United Nations adopted its first Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Although non-binding, the Declaration recognised the rights of indigenous peoples around the world to self-determination and proposed protections for their land and resources.

A decade ago, Canada, New Zealand, the United States and Australia — refused to ratify the document — saying it was incompatible with their own national laws.

But eventually all four countries reversed their decision — with Australia ratifying the Declaration in an official ceremony at Parliament House in 2009.
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework - 2017 report | APO

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework - 2017 report | APO | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health | Scoop.it
The health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is improving for a number of measures, although there remain many areas where further concerted effort will be needed to achieve improvements in health outcomes.
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Indigenous aged care | APO

This audit assessed the effectiveness of Australian Government-funded aged care services delivered to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
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Indigenous incarceration: unlock the facts | APO

In the twenty-six years since the report of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody was tabled in the Parliament of Australia, the proportion of the prison population that is Indigenous has doubled.

Indigenous Australians are dramatically over-represented in the criminal justice system, in each state and territory. While Indigenous people represent only 3 per cent of Australia’s total population, they make up more than 27 per cent of our prison population and 55 per cent of the youth detention population.

This gap between the rates of Indigenous incarceration and non-Indigenous incarceration is fundamentally unfair. This report calls for action to address this unfair, unsafe and unaffordable situation.
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About Us

About Us | Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health | Scoop.it
The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) is the national peak Aboriginal health body representing Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services throughout Australia.

An Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service (ACCHS) or an Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS) is a primary health care service initiated and operated by the local Aboriginal community to deliver holistic, comprehensive, and culturally appropriate health care to the community which controls it (through a locally elected Board of Management).
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