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Deadly Kids, Deadly Futures: Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child ear and hearing health framework 2016-2026

Posted on: 14 March, 2016
Issue: Vol 16 No 1, January 2016 - March 2016
Related to Environmental health Ear health Infants and young children

Deadly Ears Program (2016)
Deadly Kids, Deadly Futures: Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child ear and hearing health framework 2016-2026
Brisbane: Queensland Health

This ten-year framework outlines a commitment to prevent and manage the impacts of middle ear disease for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in Queensland through the combined efforts of the health, early childhood and education sectors.

It addresses three priorities:

  • health promotion and disease prevention
  • primary healthcare
  • early intervention.

The framework includes a ten-year implementation plan that has been developed and endorsed by the Queensland Government, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled health sector and other government and non-government agencies. Key features of the implementation plan include:

  • 36 actions related to health promotion and prevention, service improvements, workforce development and data collection and research
  • 8 performance targets to track progress until 2026.

Each year an annual action plan will be released outlining the specific activities service providers and partners will undertake. Progress will be monitored and published annually, and a multi-sector steering committee will be responsible for implementing the framework.

Abstract adapted from Deadly Ears

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