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Cancer - Background and context to the issue of cancer in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population, including statistical data
The South Australian Aboriginal Cancer Control Plan (SAACCP) 2016 – 2021 (PDF 2MB) has been developed by SA Cancer Service (SACS) in collaboration with the Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia (ACHSA), Cancer Council SA and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI).
This is the first standalone plan (formerly a Companion Document) designed to sit alongside the SCCP 2017 – 2021 to truly give recognition to the disparities in cancer outcomes for Aboriginal people in South Australia and SA’s strategic commitment to continue to close the gap.
The SAACCP 2016-2021 has a particular focus on reducing preventable cancers, detecting cancer at an early stage and improving coordination and access to culturally sensitive care along Optimal Cancer Pathways.
Implementation of the SAACCP 2016-21 is planned to occur under the governance of a new SA Aboriginal Chronic Disease Consortium which will also oversee implementation of the SA Aboriginal Heart & Stroke and Diabetes plans.