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National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women’s health strategy

Posted on: 3 June, 2010
Issue: Vol 10 No 2, April 2010 - June 2010
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Fredericks B, Adams K, Angus S, Australian Women’s Health Network Talking Circle (2010)
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women’s health strategy.
Melbourne: Australian Women’s Health Network

This report details the first National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Health Strategy which was launched in May 2010 at the Australian Women’s Health Conference, Hobart. The strategy was developed by the Australian Women’s Health Network Aboriginal Women’s Talking Circle, and involved consultations with over 400 women working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women’s health. The aim of the strategy is to address the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous women’s health. The report includes descriptions of: the context of Indigenous women’s health; the processes and findings of Australian Women’s Health Network Talking Circle; and identified priorities and needs, as articulated by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

The action areas identified were:

  • Action area A: Supportive environments
  • Action area B: Health service access and equity
  • Action area C: Women in the health workforce
  • Action area D: A national policy officer

It is recommended that the Commonwealth government and other governments endorse and fund the recommendations and take appropriate action as part of the strategy to ‘close the gap’.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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