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

Strong and effective community controlled health services (longer term)

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

Longer Term Priority Actions(current year and beyond)
(Specific Strategies)

Lead Agency (Contributing Agency)

Strong and effective community controlled health services (longer term)
2. Improving the quality of services by:
  • Supporting continuous quality improvement practices within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health and health related services;
  • Developing performance management strategies to enhance the efficiency, cost-effectiveness and stability of funded ACCHS;
  • Developing business intelligence mechanisms and risk management strategies to enable the provision of timely intervention and support where necessary;
  • Supporting all Australian Government-funded Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services to meet best practice and quality standards through accreditation processes;
  • Developing performance information to improve the quality and effectiveness of health service delivery and health outcomes.
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