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

Key Result Area Five (actions 75-85): Environmental

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

Objectives:

  • Levels and standards of environmental health in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities commensurate with the standards of the wider Australian community including equitable access to an environmental health workforce; and
  • Reduced rates of environmental health related conditions (such as respiratory diseases).

Reporting against these action items will largely occur through qualitative reporting against this Implementation Plan and quantitative reporting through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework, with the exception of action 82 where reporting will be drawn from Commonwealth State Housing Agreement reporting for the duration of that Agreement. This KRA contains actions that align with the OID Framework’s “Effective environmental health systems” strategic area for action.