Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Partnership Forums update – December 2019

This December 2019 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Partnership Forums update provides information on the department's work on Indigenous health policies and programs.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Partnership Forums update – December 2019

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This December 2019 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Partnership Forums update includes the following updates:

New updates

  • Investment in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and medical research
  • 2019–20 Budget measure – supporting implementation of the aged care workforce strategy
  • National Obesity Strategy
  • Primary Health Network/Indigenous health sector policy forum
  • NSW ACCHS & NSW PHNs Partnership Group

Routine updates

  • Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme primary health care funding model update
  • Primary health care funding – grant opportunity guidelines update
  • Next iteration of the Implementation Plan for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013–2023
  • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workforce Plan
  • Increasing uptake of MBS 715 health assessments
  • Evaluation of the Australian Government’s investment in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care under the Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme
  • Data collection and the Health Data Portal
  • Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) review of nKPI and OSR
  • Update on enhanced response to the syphilis outbreak affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in northern and central Australia
  • National Bowel Screening Program
  • National Immunisation Program – increasing levels of vaccination in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children

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