Remote health


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).
Journal article

Water and health interlinkages of the sustainable development goals in remote Indigenous Australia

Australia reports success in achieving the goal for quality and access to safe drinking water and sanitation, though for Australians living in remote Indigenous communities, the experience is very different.

A new prescription: preparing for a healthcare transformation

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.

COVID-19 toolkit

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.
Policy report

Indigenous Australians and the COVID-19 crisis: perspectives on public policy

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.

Aboriginal cultural security framework 2016 - 2026

This publication is intended to guide and strengthen implementation of culturally secure services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Northern Territory (NT).
Journal article

Remote health workforce turnover and retention: what are the policy and practice priorities?

To inform ongoing policy development and practice in relation to remote area health service delivery, particularly in remote Indigenous communities, this review synthesizes the key findings of a comprehensive study of workforce turnover and retention in remote Northern Territory (NT).
Journal article

Addressing profound disadvantages to improve Indigenous health and reduce hospitalisation

This article presents the findings of a study exploring how to improve health service utilisations for Aboriginal people in the Katherine region.

How to improve the National Disability Insurance Scheme for Aboriginal people in remote Australia

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).

Acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease: in brief

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’.