Access to quality health and welfare services is an important contributor to good health and wellbeing. It is particularly important for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, given their comparatively poorer health outcomes. The Australian Government funds a wide range of Indigenous-specific health and welfare services to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have access to appropriate care.
More reports and statistics on Indigenous Australians can be found under The health & welfare of Australia's Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people and Indigenous Australians.
primary health care clients were seen by 204 organisations funded by the Australian Government to provide health services for Indigenous people
clients were provided with counselling services by the 93 organisations funded specifically to provide social and emotional wellbeing services
of clients with diabetes in May 2015 reported a long-term glucose test result in the range encouraged by Diabetes Australia
full-time equivalent staff were employed in these organisations; just over half (53%) of these staff were Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
performance measures for Indigenous-specific primary health care organisations improved between 2012 and 2015
rise in clients whose body mass index score classified them as overweight or obese occurred between 2012 and 2015
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