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released: 19 Jun 2013 author: AIHW

Healthy for Life (HfL) report card provides information against Essential Indicators from the HfL Program for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) that have participated in the program since 2007 and the 2010-11 OSR data for ACCHS. In addition, background information on the Indigenous population in general are provided from the 2011 Census preliminary estimates and various AIHW reports. The HfL program is funded by the Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH) and has a strong focus on continuous quality improvement. This report card was produced with funding from the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO).

ISBN 978-1-74249-442-5; Cat. no. IHW 97; 20pp.; $10

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Key findings

We have done well in: We need more work to:
Increasing the proportion of adults participating in health checks Increase the uptake of health checks among children
Providing MBS GP management  plans to clients with coronary heart disease Increase the proportion of clients with Type 2 diabetes whose HbA1c result is ≤7%
Providing MBS GP management  plans to clients with Type 2 diabetes Increase the proportion of clients with Type 2 diabetes whose blood pressure test result is less than 130/80mmHg
Providing Team Care Arrangements  for clients with Type 2 diabetes Increase the uptake of timely blood pressure testing among clients with coronary heart disease
Providing Team Care Arrangements  for clients with coronary heart disease Increase the proportion of children fully immunised
Providing timely HbA1c tests to clients with Type 2 diabetes Raise the proportion of pregnant women attending their first antenatal visit before 13 weeks of pregnancy
Increasing the proportion of clients with Type 2 diabetes who have had a blood pressure test Increase the proportion of pregnant women attending first antenatal visit at 13 weeks to before 20 weeks of pregnancy
Increasing the proportion of clients with coronary heart disease who have had a blood pressure result less than 140/90mmHg Reduce risk factors such as smoking and alcohol use during pregnancy
Raising the average birthweight of Indigenous babies and reducing the proportion of babies born with low or high birthweight
Raising the proportion of Indigenous babies born with normal birthweight

Recommended citation

AIHW 2013. Healthy for Life—Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services: report card. Cat. no. IHW 97. Canberra: AIHW.