National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

The latest instalment in the CouncilFest Croakey series was published today.

The health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people has always been a priority for the Alliance. At CouncilFest 2014 it was agreed that ensuring strong governmental commitment to an operational plan for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan should be a policy priority.

The health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people worsens with increasing remoteness and a more targeted approach is needed. The Health Plan is an important step in bridging the gap in the provision of health services between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous people.