Aboriginal Health Care Plan 2010-2016

The Aboriginal Health Care Plan 2010-2016 (PDF 762KB) has been developed by SA Health to ensure health care services can cater to the distinct needs of South Australia’s diverse Aboriginal population. The heart of this plan is to make good health a focus and a priority.

There is great diversity in the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people. The Aboriginal Health Care Plan describes the demographics and the major health issues for Aboriginal South Australians and variations across the state. In doing so, the Aboriginal Health Care Plan sets a framework for Aboriginal Health Improvement Plans across the SA Health Regions.

The Aboriginal Health Care Plan identifies the following six priorities for comprehensive action by SA Health:

  1. supporting good health
  2. stronger primary health care
  3. better care for those with high needs
  4. an integrated and collaborative approach to the planning and delivery of services and programs
  5. a focus on priorities – highlighting and addressing the major health issues
  6. enablers for action including leadership, workforce, safety and quality,research, evaluation and monitoring, and health information and management systems.

The Aboriginal Health Care Plan also includes specific new initiatives to improve our existing effort and to expand on the directions of the COAG Agreements supporting Aboriginal health.

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