Who we work with to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

We are working in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to develop and implement our plans and programs. We consult with communities, partnership groups, portfolio agencies and the public.

Working in partnership

Each Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community is unique, with locally relevant strengths, experiences and cultural knowledge. This means that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are best placed to determine the solutions that are best for their community.

We work closely with communities to develop programs and policies that meet their individual needs.  

Partnership groups

Our partnership mechanisms include:

We work with the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) and provide funding to support them and their members. 

We also engage with a range of mainstream health committees and groups about the work that we do. Mainstream health services have an important role to play to ensure that all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have access to culturally safe services.

We also partner with other governments and organisations on projects that improve Indigenous health. See how we support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

Portfolio agencies

We work closely with our portfolio agencies:

Consultations

We consulted extensively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities when revising the Health Plan.

We regularly consult the Australian public about issues that affect health. Check our consultations hub for details of consultations related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

Last updated: 
30 June 2021

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