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Aboriginal Health

Improving the health of Aboriginal Western Australians is a critical concern.

We support the authentic participation of Aboriginal people and organisations in all levels of decision-making affecting their health needs, to help achieve Aboriginal health equity. 

Our Priorities

  • Increasing access to culturally appropriate primary healthcare.
  • Increasing patient literacy so Aboriginal people are empowered to participate more fully in their healthcare journey and take control of their health.
  • Improving system integration to ensure better experiences for Aboriginal people accessing multiple parts of the health and social care system.

Key Activities

Integrated Team Care: A program that works across multidisciplinary care models to support Aboriginal people to access well-coordinated, culturally appropriate mainstream primary care and supplementary services. 

Integrated Team Care Country to City, Improving Patient Transitions: A project initiated in response to feedback relating to the challenges faced by Aboriginal people who were off-Country and staying in metropolitan areas for health treatment.

Key Achievements

  • Delivered close to 100,000 services to 3,700 Aboriginal people with complex chronic conditions through our Integrated Team Care program.
  • Enabled 31 Integrated Team Care coordination staff to complete Flinders My Health Story and upskill in self-management techniques to reduce potentially preventable hospitalisations.
  • Partnered with Mooditj Koort Aboriginal Corporation to trial an Integrated Team Care Country to City Service Model trial to demonstrate how metropolitan based services can support Aboriginal people travelling off-Country for hospital care in Perth.
  • Provided resources to general practices to support patients to identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, so they can access appropriate and culturally safe care.

Case Study

Our Priorities

Read about this year’s achievements and the great work being done with our key partners and the community to deliver better health, together.

Aboriginal Health

Improving the health of Aboriginal Western Australians is a critical concern.

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Aged Care

We are committed to increasing access for older Western Australians to primary healthcare.

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Alcohol and Other Drugs

Our focus is on providing services that respond to people as a whole.

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Digital Health

Digital health helps us to identify priorities, link services, and fund options for better primary care.

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Health Workforce

We build the capacity and capability ofthe primary healthcare workforce to help more people access the care they need.

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Mental Health

We know that mental ill health is one the biggest health challenges forWestern Australians.

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Population Health

Improving population health contributes to the wellbeing of communities across our State.

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