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released: 20 Nov 2006 author: AIHW

This Strategic Plan outlines the priorities of the National Advisory Group on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Information and Data in the period 2006-2008 for improving the quality and availability of statistical information on the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.The Plan presents 20 themes grouped in four information and data priority areas: approaches to health information, development, collection and use; priorities for information development; analytical work; and key statistical reports.

ISBN 978 1 74024 622 4; Cat. no. IHW 19; 44pp.; FREE

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material (127K PDF)
    • Title page and verso
    • Contents
    • Abbreviations
  • Sections
    • Introduction (294K PDF)
      • The National Advisory Group on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Information and Data
      • Major achievements in health information and data
    • Priorities for information and data - twenty themes
    • A. Approaches to health information development, collection and use
      1. Developing health information and evidence
      2. Data protocols
      3. Return of data to communities/use of data by communities
      4. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander statistical workforce
      5. Culturally appropriate measures of health
      6. International collaboration and international comparisons
    • B. Priorities for information development
      1. Enumeration of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population
      2. Surveys
      3. Administrative data
      4. Primary health care
      5. Other health services
      6. Mental health
      7. Violence
      8. Prisoners' health
      9. Health workforce
    • C. Analytical work
      1. Health trends
      2. Avoidable mortality and morbidity
      3. Burden of disease
      4. Health expenditure
    • D. Key statistical reports
      1. Health status and health service delivery
    • E. Themes that need further consideration
  • End matter (102K PDF)
    • Appendix: Data collections and statistical reports
      • I. Key data collections
        1. Census of population and housing
        2. Indigenous survey program and other surveys
        3. Administrative data
      • II. Key statistical reports
        1. The Health and Welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
        2. Expenditures on health services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
        3. National summary of the jurisdictional reports against the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance indicators
        4. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework
        5. National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey
        6. National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey
        7. Overcoming Indigenous disadvantage: key indicators
    • References

Recommended citation

AIHW 2006. National Advisory Group on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Information and Data: strategic plan 2006-2008. Cat. no. IHW 19. Canberra: AIHW.

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