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Healthy Futures: Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services: report card 2016

Posted on: 9 January, 2017
Issue: Vol 17 No 1, January 2017 – March 2017
Related to Closing the gap Continuous quality improvement (CQI) Policies Social issues

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2016)
Healthy Futures: Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services: report card 2016
Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report provides an update on the health services provided by Aboriginal community controlled health services (ACCHS), using data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare’s online services report data collection and the national key performance indicators for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander primary health care.

The report card presents information in six areas:

  • section one provides information on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population
  • section two includes information on ACCHSs, and access to the primary health care services these services deliver to Indigenous Australians
  • section three shows the performance of ACCHSs against a set of key performance indicators
  • section four discusses areas of health need and health burden for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • section five looks at social and health indicators for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and, where possible, non-Indigenous Australians
  • section six shows where ACCHSs and the Indigenous population are located, as well as the geographic variation in access to ACCHSs.

Abstract adapted from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare