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

Early Childhood (longer term)

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

Longer Term Priority Actions (current year and beyond)
(Specific Strategies)

Lead Agency
(Contributing agencies)

Early Childhood (longer term)

Services and Programs

89. Develop and implement programs consistent with the framework of the National Agenda for Early Childhood - healthy families with young children, early learning and care, supporting families and parenting, and child-friendly communities.
90. Investigate linkages and coordination with state and territory governments, local government, non-government organisations and communities in developing and implementing early childhood services and programs. FaCSIA/ DoHA/ DEST
91. Embed a focus on parenting and family support in early childhood services and programs. FaCSIA/ DoHA/ DEST
92. Promote the adoption of healthy lifeskills, targeting mothers and children, and addressing environmental health issues, smoking, nutrition, physical activity, overweight and obesity and alcohol and other substance use. – see also KRA2 DoHA