Aboriginal Health Impact Statement Policy Directive
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The Aboriginal Health Impact Statement is a policy directive that aims to ensure that Aboriginal stakeholders have been engaged in the decisions that affect their health and wellbeing. Culturally respectful engagement will go a long way to ensure that proposals optimally address Aboriginal health disparities. The policy contains three questions to be completed and attached to briefing templates for the following executive groups:
Completed Aboriginal Health Impact Statements are required to be lodged at Health.AboriginalHealthEnquiries@sa.gov.au Once lodged someone will contact you as soon as possible. Your Aboriginal Health Impact Statement will be assessed to ensure it meets quality standards and feedback will be provided. It is important to factor in this assessment process in the timelines for your proposal.
This Checklist is a policy guideline designed to ensure that programs which have an Aboriginal impact are developed in the best possible way and actively engage Aboriginal stakeholders. The Checklist aims to ensure that Aboriginal stakeholders and community members (where appropriate) have been engaged in the decisions that affect their health and wellbeing. Culturally respectful engagement will ensure that new or reviewed SA Health programs are developed in such a way that they optimally address Aboriginal health disadvantage. It is important to begin thinking about how to answer the questions in the Checklist as early as possible. The Checklist is designed to be completed throughout the conception, development and implementation of programs.