Healthcare access and equity
This report uses the case of 'Pharmac' to show how the prescribed remedies depart from the principle of equal treatment for equal need, regardless of race or ethnicity.
The purpose of this literature review is to trace the evolution of the philosophical and ethical underpinnings of racism and anti-racism for Aotearoa New Zealand.
Disability and Wellbeing Monitoring Framework: baseline indicator data for Australians aged 18-64 years
Highlighting gaps and limitations in national data related to people with disability, this report presents the first national data using the Disability and Wellbeing Monitoring Framework and Indicators developed by the National Health and Medical Research Council.
Climate change is a global health emergency. In this report, the InterAcademy Partnership reaffirms the top priority must be to stabilise the climate and accelerate efforts to limit carbon emissions as soon as possible, with the aim of attaining the agreed target of a zero-carbon...
Good health is not guaranteed for all Australians. The authors of this paper argue that policy must address issues of access and appropriate care so no one is left behind.
This report features nine case studies that demonstrate the essential role of Aboriginal and Torres Islander led decision-making and self-determination and need for reflection and accountability from governments and mainstream services.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health checks: sociodemographic characteristics and cardiovascular risk factors
This study aimed to quantify Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Medicare 'health check' claims in Australian adults, in relation to socio-demographic and health characteristics, including prior cardiovascular disease (CVD) and CVD risk factors.
A specialised roundtable discussion with rural health consumers, facilitated in December 2021 by the Consumers Health Forum (CHF) and the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA), has resulted in a number of recommendations to help address gaps in accessing health services in rural, regional and remote...
This release of this strategy document presents an opportunity for Australia to build a sustainable prevention system for the future – building on previous success and momentum, addressing the increasing burden of disease, reducing health inequity and increasing preparedness for emerging health threats.
This audit report finds that by implementing the Specialist Outpatient Strategy, Queensland Health has improved patient access to specialist outpatient services and addressed the backlog of long waits at a point in time.
This Health Sector Strengthening Plan (Health-SSP) is offered as a resource to be used over the next three years to prioritise, partner and negotiate beneficial sector-strengthening strategies. The long-term objective of the Health-SSP is to build a strong community-controlled sector.
This report assesses the health equity implications of federal, state and territory government responses to the COVID-19 pandemic across housing, employment and income support.
The COVID-19 pandemic will not end for anyone, until it ends for everyone. Through seven key recommendations, this report makes the case for an ambitious, expansive and intelligent investment to vaccinate the world.
Concerns and priorities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples regarding food and nutrition: a systematic review of qualitative evidence
This review aims to synthesise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ concerns and priorities about food and nutrition in order to inform policies to improve health equity.
This document outlines a set of clear principles to aid and support the Australian arts and cultural sector to make decisions inclusively, and to go beyond compliance and celebrate diversity.
Equity in access: a mixed methods exploration of the National Disability Insurance Scheme access program for the Kimberley Region, Western Australia
This study explores the process and early outcomes of work undertaken by a program to increase Aboriginal people’s awareness of, and access to, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).
This roadmap aims to address serious health inequities faced by people with intellectual disability. It outlines how Australia can create a health system where people with intellectual disability are valued, respected and have access to high quality, timely and comprehensive health care.