Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Evidence and Data Collections

Page last updated: 11 April 2018

AIHW - Indigenous Health Check Data Tool

All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are eligible for an annual Indigenous-specific health check: item 715 on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS). The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) produce an Indigenous Health Check Data Tool that shows numbers and usage rates of the checks at various geographic areas. Charts and tables in the tool can be customised to show different time periods and, where possible, disaggregation by age and sex.

National Indigenous health evidence and data

The national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health story is depicted through various evidence and data collections.

Service delivery data collections

Some data collections provide unique information that is used across Government and the health sector to inform policy and planning development and monitor activities in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

Issue-specific data collections

Information on specific chronic diseases and health issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are available through some data collections.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Programme Evaluations

Evaluations of specific policies and programmes can demonstrate how they have affected the health outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.