Longer Term Priority Actions (current year and beyond):
More Effective and Responsive Mainstream Health Services (longer term)
|14. Improve the quality of services by encouraging accreditation providers to include criteria for assessing cultural responsiveness of health services, e.g. appointment of liaison staff, defined processes for Indigenous identification, and developing a strong awareness of cultural appropriateness.||DoHA|
15. Implement the Cultural Respect Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health 2004-2009 to ensure that cultural protocols and bi-cultural competencies are implemented for mainstream health professionals.
16. Work with the Divisions of General Practice to:
|17. Work with medical colleges including the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) on continuing education requirements for and recognition of medical service delivery for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care. – see also KRA3||DoHA (DEST)|
|18. Encourage Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) to participate in the Practice Incentives program (PIP).– see also KRA1||DoHA|
|19. Investigate mechanisms to increase practice capacity and ability to operate multi-disciplinary teams in ACCHSs and private GP practices. – see also KRA1||DoHA|
20. Support practice nurses (including development of nurse practitioners) with appropriate recognition, training and accreditation to enable them to perform a complex clinical role including medication and immunisation programs. – see also KRA3
Allied health & other health professionals
21. Enhance and promote the Medicare measures for allied health workers and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers.
|22. Provide support mechanisms for health professionals working in rural and remote locations similar to those provided to general practitioners.||DoHA|