Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

Conference delegates confirm our commitment for urgent and comprehensive action to Close The Gap in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and well-being.
- We are alarmed that Rheumatic Heart Disease is entirely preventable but it remains the greatest cause of cardiovascular disease... more

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To take a national approach to support Aboriginal Health Practitioners (AHPs) to become independent immunisation providers through culturally appropriate training, to deliver immunisation programs within their communities.
2. To support AHP immunisation providers workforce to ensure best... more

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The Government must endorse the Uluru Statement from the heart -to address discrimination racism and recognise our history and importance of First People's knowledge i health and wellbeing recommendation from the determinants of health preconference workshop

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All mainstream health services (including GP practices) should be required to make changes to be culturally safe and welcoming. This should be included in their accreditation and any government funding to the services. There should be specific government funding programs available for services... more

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Aboriginal health workers are a key delivers of comprehensive primary health care.They need recognition for their knowledge,need career pathways and workforce support.

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We need more funded Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Healthcare Practitoner positions to assist with hospital discharge and transition to communities.

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The ongoing promotion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-led health initiatives such as the RHDA Ambassador Program (Champions4Change), so as to provide a more relevant, personal, holistic approach to health in complex social structures.

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Government commitment to prevent further cases of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in Australia. We need support for the rural and remote workforce, and support for education in primary prevention of RHD for all at-risk communities. The Government must recognize this is an... more

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That the Commonwealth Government commits that within the next ten years that every Aboriginal person/community has effective access to a well funded Aboriginal community controlled health service providing comprehensive primary health care including SEWB programs, early childhood, family support... more

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Working in partnership is complex and ongoing. Therefore, in order to be sustainable and effective, mainstream health organisations need to do the following:
a) Actively engage with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health organisations in order to build trust and relationships.... more

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Rural and remote areas and Aboriginal communities continue to suffer from housing and local environmental disadvantage. Overcrowding and lack of appropriate, safe and functioning utilities such as power and water are at the root of many preventable diseases including Rheumatic Heart Disease,... more

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Pharmacists need to be embedded into Aboriginal Health Centres

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The provision of medical services should take into consideration the desire for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations to return to country for their spiritual and mental well being.

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Stop using surgical solutions to fix social problems. All political parties need to commit prior to Federal election to substantial investment in immediate community-led on the ground action to prevent and eliminate Rheumatic Heart Disease. To do this together we need to address housing and... more

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We recommend action to address burnout for the Aboriginal health workforce. There needs to be widespread recognition and acknowledgement at all levels of organisations of the unique contribution they bring and the need for support to enable them to meet their cultural obligations in addition to... more

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That each Local Health District commence a partnership with the largest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, using Yarnups and the approach of Appreciative Inquiry, to flip the focus on improving access and experience of health services using a Social Determinants model of health.... more

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Need a national collaborative effort to enable more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practitioners become leaders in clinical health care across the sector.
1. Fund more positions
2. Commitment from all health professions required
3. Plan a pipeline from more local... more

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Aboriginal women are leading the way in the call for 'birthing on country'. For indigenous women this provides generational connection to country and potential for cultural healing as well as multiple social benefits. All women deserve the opportunity to stay in their own communities... more

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National Cervical Screening Guidelines to change eligibility for HPV self-sampling to once eligible always eligible. Rather than waiting for a woman to become underscreened again (& therefore eligible for self-sampling), once eligible always eligible.

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Recommend that there are at least minimal staffing levels in Maternal and Child Health Services in all Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Communities in the interest of improving health and closing the gap This staffing to include a Child Health Nurse and an Aboriginal and/or Torres... more

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