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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework (HPF) was developed to support a comprehensive and coordinated effort across and beyond the health sector to address the complex and interrelated factors that contribute to health outcomes experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Stolen Generations and descendants: numbers, demographic characteristics and selected outcomes
This report provides estimated numbers and demographic characteristics of the Stolen Generations and descendants using a series of ABS surveys.

Aboriginal Child Sexual Assault Taskforce
ACSAT was established to look into child sexual assault in Aboriginal communities across NSW. Though ACSAT no longer exists the key findings are still available on this page.

Aboriginal Men's Health Implementation Plan
NSW Health May 2003
The Plan sets out an agreed framework of principals and goals which will guide the NSW public health system and the Aboriginal community in addressing the specific health issues facing Aboriginal men.


An Australian Aboriginal birth cohort: a unique resource for a life course study of an Indigenous population. A study protocol
Useful study protocol found on BioMedCentral in HTML and PDF format if required.

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
AIATSIS is an independent Commonwealth Government statutory authority devoted to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies.


Australian Indigenous Health Infonet
Makes published, unpublished and specially-developed material about Indigenous health freely accessible to policy makers, service providers, researchers, students and the general community. Includes the Australian Indigenous Health Bulletin.


Australian National Diabetes Strategy: 2016-2020
The Australian National Diabetes Strategy aims to outline Australia’s national response to diabetes, and inform how existing limited health care resources can be better coordinated and targeted across all levels of government.

A blueprint for action: pathways into the health workforce for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
From the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Council, outlines how to increase the size and capacity of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce.


Cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic kidney disease—Australian facts: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
This report on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people presents up-to-date statistics on risk factors, prevalence, hospitalisation and deaths from these three chronic diseases.


Close the Gap Progress and Priorities Report
Provided by Oxfam in 2014.


Cultural Orientation Handbook
This RAHC Cultural Orientation Handbook is the first part of the training and orientation program for health professionals to provide an introduction to working with and living in remote Aboriginal communities and to the cultural issues that they need to be aware of in the provision of health services.

Closing the gap : Clearinghouse publications
The Clearinghouse provides access to a collection of publications on what works to overcome Indigenous disadvantage. The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) has set seven building blocks which support the COAG targets to overcome Indigenous disadvantage.

Ear and hearing health of Indigenous children in the Northern Territory
This report presents findings from the audiology and Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) follow-up services provided to children in prescribed areas of the Northern Territory as part of the Closing the Gap in the Northern Territory National Partnership Agreement. Between August 2007 and May 2011, 7,421 audiology and 3,838 ENT services were provided to 4,993 and 2,670 children respectively. About 66% were diagnosed with at least one type of middle ear condition, and of children who were tested, 11% had moderate, severe or profound hearing impairment.

Effective practices for service delivery coordination in Indigenous communities
Resource sheet no. 8 for the Closing the Gap Clearinghouse.

Expenditures on Health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
This series examines expenditure on health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians and compares this with health expenditure for the non-Indigenous Australian population. The series examines health resource distribution and funding by levels of government, the private sector, by region and by primary and secondary/tertiary health care. Estimates are compared with estimates for previous years.

The health and welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 2015
The report provides a comprehensive overview of the health and welfare of Australia's Indigenous population, presenting the latest information on population demographics, housing circumstances, disability and carers, health status, and the provision, access and use of health and community services.

The Health of Aboriginal Children and Young People
The Western Australian Aboriginal Child Health Survey is the most extensive survey of Aboriginal families ever undertaken. The volumes cover health, social and emotional wellbeing, education, family and community and Justice. The survey has been undertaken by researchers at the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research in conjunction with the Kulunga Research Network. PDF format

Homelessness among Indigenous Australians 
Presents information on the prevalence of homelessness among Indigenous Australians, the characteristics of Indigenous people who are homeless, and the use of specialist homelessness services by Indigenous people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Hospitalised injuries in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people: 2011–13
Provides information about hospitalised injuries among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people (0 to 24 years).

Indigenous and Remote Health Division (IRHD) Publications and Resources Index Page
A useful government source of current pdf format health publications.

Indigenous Observatory
Provided by the AIHW, this is a repository of reports and information on the health and welfare of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Council (KAMSC)
A regional Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service (ACCHS), providing a collective voice for a network of member ACCHS from towns and remote communities across the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Offers guidelines, protocols, Kimberley Standard Drug List, posters, full reports of completed projects and details of current projects in progress.

LIt.search
Provided by the Lowitja Institute, this search tool provides easy access to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health literature on the PubMed database.

The Lowitja Institute
An innovative research body that brings together Aboriginal organisations, academic institutions and government agencies to facilitate collaborative, evidence-based research into Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

MJA articles on Indigenous Health
MJA articles on Aboriginal Health, from the MJA website.

The NACCHO website
The NACCHO - National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation - website, including publications and resources.

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nutrition Strategy and Action Plan 2000-2010 (NATSINSAP)
The NATSINSAP was developed recognising that poor diet is central to the poor health and disproportionate burden of chronic disease experienced by Indigenous Australians. The NATSINSAP sets a framework for action across all levels of government, in conjunction with partners from industry and the non - government sector.

National guide to a preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, 2nd ed., 2012.
The review and updating of the first (2005) edition of the National guide to a preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (‘National Guide’) was a joint initiative of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) and The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) National Faculty of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health.

National Health Priority Areas Report: Diabetes Mellitus 1998
This report provides an overview of the incidence, prevalence and cost of diabetes, and gives baseline data and information on underlying trends in prevention and treatment. It also adds to the information in the previous reports on action in diabetes prevention and care across Australia. PDF format

NHMRC Indigenous Health
Links to funding, project information and various publications.

The Niche Portal
An initiative of the Australian specialist medical colleges of Australia, The Niche Portal provides a central information point for educational resources for medical specialists who care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and patients. It aims to ensure that these health and cultural learning resources meet the aims and standards of the Committee of Presidents of Medical Colleges (CPMC) National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Medical Specialist Framework.

Nutrition in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples : an information paper
Link to an NHMRC report covering a variety of nutrition issues.

Overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2016
This Overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status produced by Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet provides information about: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations; the context of Indigenous health; various measures of population health status; selected health conditions; and health risk and protective factors.

PARTYline Newsletter
The National Rural Health Alliance's newsletter, PARTYline, is a means of exchanging information between those with an interest in rural health, including friends of the Alliance, health consumers, health professionals, students and policy makers. PDF format

RAHC (Remote Area Health Corps) eLearning
Available free, RAHC has developed a suite of online clinical training modules designed especially for health professionals working in remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory (NT). The RAHC Introduction to Remote Health Practice Program (online) has been developed as a training resource to provide timely, high quality, orientation and learning materials for RAHC health professionals preparing to work in remote health clinics and services.

Sad news, sorry business : guidelines for the caring for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through death and dying
Queensland Health has published these guidelines to help in providing culturally and clinically responsive care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients and their families.

Specialist Eye Health Guidelines for Use in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Populations
The Specialist Eye Health Guidelines for use in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Populations cover three eye health conditions common among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians: cataract, diabetic retinopathy and trachoma. They are based on a review of existing literature and practice, and provide information about the treatment and management of these conditions in rural and remote communities, offering clinical and contextual advice about ‘best practice’ in eye health.

Substance use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, 2011. 
The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the prevalence of substance use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, as well as the use of services for substance abuse. The report will focus on three main categories of substance that have major health implications for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: tobacco smoking, alcohol use and illicit substance use. AIHW catalogue number (IHW40). Available from the internet only.

Values and Ethics - Guidelines for Ethical Conduct in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research
The document contains guidelines for ethical health research on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. In accordance with guidance from Aboriginal people it is written around a framework of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander values and principles.

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