Achievements in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health: Final Report

Shannon, C., Wakerman, J., Hill, P., Griew, R. and Barnes, A. (2002) Achievements in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health: Final Report Canberra, Australia: Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH), the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing


Author Shannon, C.
Wakerman, J.
Hill, P.
Griew, R.
Barnes, A.
Title of report Achievements in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health: Final Report
Publication date 2002-10
Publisher Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH), the Australian Government Department of Health and Ageing
Place of publication Canberra, Australia
Start page 1
End page 159
Total pages 159
Language eng
Subjects 1117 Public Health and Health Services
Abstract/Summary This paper reviews the effectiveness of Aboriginal health care programs, and identifies the programs and strategies that appear to work. The authors use a process of literature review and a focus on specific projects in each Australian jurisdiction to achieve their aim. Although much of the literature is found to be inconclusive and key health indicators appear to show little improvement in the health of Indigenous Australians, the paper identifies improvements in underlying health infrastructure and an encouraging increase in government commitment to dealing with the problem. The paper recommends longer program funding cycles and more rigorous evaluation of program data as ways of improving organisational stability and program outcomes.

 
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