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

Key Result Area Six (actions 86-140): Wider strategies that impact on health

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:

  • Effective strategies for improving health in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in partnership with other sectors.
  • Policy and program initiatives in primary and secondary education that contribute to improved outcomes for both educational and health goals.
  • Partnerships that address key issues that impact on health, such as nutrition, recreation and transport.

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, noting that for actions 86, 89-92 and 137, reporting will also be drawn where possible from the evaluation of the Stronger Families and Communities Strategy and the Stronger Families in Australia study, and actions 124 and 126 where reporting will be informed by the ACAT minimum dataset and Disability Services Census data respectively. This KRA contains actions that align with the OID Framework’s “Early child development and growth (prenatal to age 3)”, “Early school engagement and performance (preschool to year 3)”, “Positive childhood and transition to adulthood” and “Economic participation and development” strategic areas for action.