In this paper, the authors propose flexibilities within the current health care system that accommodate the changes imposed by new technologies, as well as continued government incentives to drive more competitive options and alternatives for health care delivery.
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).
Making tracks towards health equity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples—working together to achieve life expectancy parity by 2031
This discussion paper explores how Queensland's healthcare system—and broader society—can achieve health equity with Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Queensland’s Deadly Ears Program aims to reduce the impact of ear disease and hearing loss on Indigenous children by providing a range of frontline services in remote areas. This report summarises the services provided by the program between 2007 and 2019.
This is the final report from the Northern Territory Government on the investigations into the findings of a retrospective cohort study on long-term Aboriginal residents living in the Gunbalanya-Kakadu area.
Beyond therapy: the multiple benefits of using a service-learning model to enhance paediatric therapy in a remote area school
Flinders University researchers led a collaborative initiative between health and education staff that provided two four-week blocks of intense physiotherapy services at an additional needs school in Alice Springs. This report has been released to inform future service-learning placements in the same and comparable contexts.
This research presents client and staff perspectives of a model of clinical genetics services provided by the MJD Foundation (MJDF) in geographically and culturally complex contexts within the Northern Territory of Australia.
The purpose of this review is to provide a comprehensive synthesis of key information on kidney health among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia to inform those involved or who have an interest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and kidney health...
This report presents the findings of an investigation into the safety and quality of health services at Bamaga Hospital, Queensland, following the death of of a six-year-old Torres Strait Islander boy from Bamaga, Queensland.
Policy responses to food insecurity in remote Indigenous communities: social security, store pricing and Indigenous food sovereignty
This paper outlines policy options to respond to the increasing prevalence of remote Indigenous food insecurity.
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.
The “unsung” impact of COVID-19 on the Aboriginal community controlled health services in Western Australia
The following documentation highlights some of these elements to date in the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as collated by the Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA).
This resource is a compilation of eight short papers that have been written during the rapid escalation of the Australian response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Australia needs a new prescription for healthcare – a focus on prevention and wellness, enabled by technology. To help meet this challenge, the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) has drawn on expertise from across the nation to prepare this map for step-change.
The Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services (KAMS) COVID-19 Toolkit has been developed to assist KAMS remote clinics, Kimberley Renal Services and Headspace Broome in planning and responding to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
This article presents the findings of a study exploring how to improve health service utilisations for Aboriginal people in the Katherine region.
This in-brief report provides an overview of the data in the main report, also titled ‘Acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in Australia’.
The National Rural Health Alliance represents 37 national organisations including health consumers, health care professionals, service providers, health educators, researchers, students and the Indigenous health sector.
Improving access to housing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander renal patients with complex care needs
This paper recommends that the Commonwealth and Northern Territory governments should consider an integrated care package that addresses the broader care needs of renal patients, including housing needs, in partnership with patients, families, Aboriginal health and housing organisations, Aboriginal medical services and other stakeholders.
The-purpose of this submission is to inform policy and decision-makers of significant current issues about the delivery of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for Aboriginal people with disability living in remote areas of the Northern Territory (NT).