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Aboriginal communities improving Aboriginal health: an evidence review on the contribution of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services to improving Aboriginal health

Posted on: 23 November, 2015
Issue: Vol 15 No 4, October 2015 – December 2015
Related to Cultural ways Health measurement Health services Policies Research

Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council (2015)
Aboriginal communities improving Aboriginal health: an evidence review on the contribution of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services to improving Aboriginal health
Sydney: Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council

This review addresses the gap in evidence about the diverse ways in which Aboriginal community controlled health services (ACCHS) contribute to improving the health of Aboriginal peoples. In summary, there are important gaps in the evidence base, including a lack of studies on the ACCHS primary health care model as a whole and its impacts in some health areas. However, the evidence that is available provides a solid foundation supporting the roles and contributions of ACCHSs. Consideration of this evidence is vital to ensure programs and policies are appropriate and effective in improving the health of Aboriginal peoples.

Abstract adapted from Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW

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