The Family Centred Primary Health Care report

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Page last updated: 17 September 2012

The Family Centred Primary Health Care report highlights the key contribution of the social determinants of health to the burden of illness and disease in Indigenous populations in Australia. The report summarises published evidence of the links between child development, education and health. The report recommends establishing sites in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities where primary health care services integrate and provide a range of family and child health and wellbeing services through a ‘life-course’ approach – that is, starting from pregnancy and integrating services inclusive of health, family, parenting support and early childhood education and care.

Family Centred Primary Health Care report (online)

Download PDF version: Family Centred Primary Health Care report (PDF 751 KB)


The report is also available split into smaller sections. Click on the appropriate link below:

Cover and Preliminary (PDF 249 KB)
  • Table of contents
  • Introduction
Chapters 2—3 (PDF 272 KB)
  • Maternal and child health
  • Education and Health
Chapters 4—5 (PDF 317 KB)
  • Health and Welfare
  • Implications for Primary Health Care
Chapters 6—7 (PDF 226 KB)
  • Scale Up and Sustainability
  • Bibliography
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