National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health 2003-2013

Comprehensive Primary Health Care

To ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enjoy a healthy life equal to that of the general population that is enriched by a strong living culture, dignity and justice.

Page last updated: 30 August 2011

Immediate Priority Actions (current year):
(Specific Strategies)

Lead Agency
(Contributing agencies)

Comprehensive Primary Health Care

7. Expand or enhance primary health care service provision using Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specific and/or mainstream health program funding for:
  • Service development at existing sites;
  • Planning, development and implementation of new sites;
  • Targeted service enhancement to fill gaps at new sites;
  • Capital components including new remote staff housing units, new clinics, clinic/housing upgrades and medical equipment upgrades; -see also KRA1
  • Enhanced workforce in line with service expansion as required; - see also KRA3
  • Coordinated delivery of services and programs across the range of mainstream and community controlled service providers;
  • Implementing population health approaches to health issues particularly preventable chronic disease, child and maternal health and communicable disease; and
  • Expanding primary health care service provision for child and maternal health, including addressing low birth weight, improving childhood immunisation rates and access to hearing services and in the prevention and management of chronic disease. – see also KRA1