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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2014 report

Posted on: 22 June, 2015
Issue: Vol 15 No 2, April 2015 – June 2015
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Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council (2015)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework 2014 report
Canberra: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

This is the fifth report under the auspice of the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council to measure progress against the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework (HPF). The framework has become one of the key means of monitoring progress in Closing the gap between Indigenous and other Australians. It includes 68 key measures under the following tiers:

  • Tier 1-Health status and outcomes: measures the prevalence of health conditions, human function, life expectancy and wellbeing and deaths.
  • Tier 2-Determinants of health: measures of the determinants of health, including environmental factors, socioeconomic factors, community capacity, health behaviours and person-related behaviours.
  • Tier 3-Health system performance: measures of the health system, including effectiveness, appropriateness, efficiency, responsiveness, accessibility, continuity, capability and sustainability.

The aim of the report is to promote accountability, inform policy and research, and generate informed debate. The report includes an overview of current national policies and strategies, and data analysis for each of the three tiers.

Abstract adapted from Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council

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