Health services accessibility

Alternate Term Label:
Access to health

Journey of wellbeing

This document contributes to the ongoing conversation about good practice in supporting Aboriginal social and emotional wellbeing.

We are working for our people: growing and strengthening the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce

The aim of this report is to provide insight and guidance to enhance the capacity of the workplaces, and the health system more broadly to retain and support the development and careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the workforce.
Journal article

Risk factors for renal disease and diabetes in remote Australia – findings from the Western Desert Kidney Health Project

This article presents the findings for the Western Desert Kidney Health Project, determining the prevalence of type 2 diabetes (T2DM), kidney disease and associated risk factors in Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in remote Western Australia.

Yes, we need to Close the Gap on health. But many patients won’t tell hospitals they’re Indigenous for fear of poorer care

There is an increase of Indigenous patients not revealing their respective cultural identities when receiving healthcare, this article explores the needs for further investigation into why this is occurring.
Position paper

Working together to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities

This position statement illustrates the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners' support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership in the health sector.
Position paper

A stronger primary health system for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

This position statement provides an overview of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners' (RACGP) commitment to a stronger primary care environment

Australian health sector emergency response plan for novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

This updated plan focuses on clinical and public health actions and responses as well as having a broader emphasis on effective communication and the social determinants pertinent to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

NATSILS submission to the Commonwealth Parliament’s Senate Select Committee on COVID-19

This document forms NATSILS submission to ensure the issues First Nations people are facing are addressed during during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Collaborating with communities delivers better oral health for Indigenous kids in rural Australia

Aboriginal children in rural Australia have up to three times the rate of tooth decay compared to other Australian children. Tooth decay can affect a person’s overall health and nutrition because it can affect how they chew and swallow. Tooth decay can also reduce self...

Is your health service age-friendly?

This guide was developed to help health service boards, clinicians, executive teams, staff and community members assess, plan and contribute to the establishment of an age-friendly health service.