The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework (HPF) monitors progress in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health outcomes, health system performance and the broader determinants of health. This is the fifth biennial report in this series. The health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is improving for a number of measures, although there remain many areas where further concerted effort will be needed to achieve improvements in health outcomes.
The HPF 2014 report is supported by detailed analyses and supplementary tables prepared by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
This report, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2014 Report, was prepared by the following staff in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet—Matthew James, Kirrily Harrison, Ruth Nicholls, Scott Copley, Kylie Sjoberg, Katrina Anderson and Timothy Saunders. We would like to thank the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) for their work on preparing the statistics for this report, with particular thanks to Fadwa Al-Yaman, Tracy Dixon, Charles Hudson, Le Anh Pham Waddell, Therese Bourke, Christian Jung, Bronwyn Wyatt, Brendan Scott, Qinghe Yin, Ruth Penm, Shampa Barua, Ronda Ramsay, Tetteh Dugbaza and Nancy Stace-Winkles.
The Department worked closely with the HPF 2014 Report Steering Committee, with membership as follows: • Wendy Ah Chin (NT Health, Chair NATSIHSC) and Deborah Butler
• Rod Schreiber, Michaela Coleborne and Alison Killen (Commonwealth Department of Health)
• Marianna Serghi and Daniel Williamson (Qld Health)
• April Lawrie-Smith (SA Health) • Fadwa Al-Yaman (AIHW).
We acknowledge the traditional owners of country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures, and to elders both past and present. We would like to thank Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for their assistance in the collection of data, without which this report would not have been possible.