National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan – NATSIHP – discussion paper released – 11 September 2012

Posted on September 11, 2012. Filed under: Aboriginal TI Health |

National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan – NATSIHP – discussion paper released – 11 September 2012

“A discussion paper is being released today for input to a new National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan (NATSIHP).”

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“The Australian Government is developing a new National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan (the Health Plan) in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their representatives. State and territory

The Health Plan will support the Government’s efforts to close the gap in life expectancy and infant mortality between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and the broader population. It will recognise that health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is not just the physical wellbeing of the individual, but also encompasses their social, emotional, spiritual and cultural wellbeing.

To develop a comprehensive plan in partnership, the Australian Government is holding a series of nation-wide community consultations and conducting an online submissions process to capture different views and ideas. To provide context and guidance for the consultations and submissions process, the Department has developed a Discussion Paper which seeks responses to a range of questions to help shape the development of the Health Plan.”

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