National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health 2003-2013

Smoking, Nutrition, Alcohol and Physical Activity (SNAP), Overweight and Obesity and Chronic Disease (immediate)

To ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enjoy a healthy life equal to that of the general population that is enriched by a strong living culture, dignity and justice.

Page last updated: 30 August 2011

Immediate Priority Actions (current year):
(Specific Strategies)

Lead Agency
(Contributing agencies)

Smoking, Nutrition, Alcohol and Physical Activity (SNAP), Overweight and Obesity and Chronic Disease (immediate)

Early detection and early treatment


10. Improve awareness and understanding among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of the risk factors for chronic disease and opportunities for early detection.
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Integration and continuity of prevention and care


11. Promote integration and continuity of chronic disease prevention and care by:
  • Developing effective integrated primary health care networks and services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples;
  • Improving access for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to the range of services needed for chronic disease prevention and care;
  • Implementing the National Service Improvement Frameworks in the areas of asthma; cancer; diabetes; heart, stroke and vascular disease; osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis, to improve quality of care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples;
  • Promoting incorporation of cultural appropriateness and safety of assessment, referral and management protocols in clinical practice guidelines and training.





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12. Provide accommodation support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients requiring treatment for chronic conditions such as renal disease. FaCSIA (incl. AHL)