Summary

In October 2015, the Australian Government released the Implementation Plan for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013–2023. The Implementation Plan outlines the actions to be taken by the Australian Government, the Aboriginal community controlled health sector, and other key stakeholders to give effect to the vision, principles, priorities, and strategies of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013–2023.

The Implementation Plan has set goals to be achieved by 2023 for 20 indicators with a focus on prevention and early intervention across the life course. These goals were developed to complement the COAG Closing the Gap targets in the National Indigenous Reform Agreement 2008–09.

The release of the 2020–2031 National Agreement on Closing the Gap necessitates revisions to the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013–2023, in order for the Health Plan to be aligned with the objectives and timeframes of the National Agreement. Following the upcoming release of the Health Plan, the Implementation Plan goals for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013–2023 will also be revised.

This release is the final update tracking the Implementation Plan goals for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013–2023.

This December 2021 update provides new data for 14 of the 20 goals. The remaining 6 have no new data updates, and therefore contain the same data as at December 2020.

Including all the 20 goals, 11 are on track to be met. 6 are not on track to be met and the remaining 3 are not able to be assessed due to the impact of COVID-19 on the National Key Performance Indicators obtained from Indigenous Specific Primary Health care services. 

The on track status of all goals is based on an assessment of the most recently available data against the trajectory to the goal, taking into account variability bands.

This update presents data, where available, spanning the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia and considers the potential impacts on the status of the goals. Data relating to Indigenous health checks, childhood immunisation and the cross-domain goals cover the first 6 to 18 months of the pandemic. For more information, see Impacts of COVID-19 on data.

Domains

Progress against all goals

 On track  Not on track

..  Not able to be assessed

Goal 1: Antenatal care—first trimester

Latest update 13 December 2021

Goal 3: Smoking during pregnancy

Latest update 13 December 2021

Goal 16: HbA1c checks—people with type 2 diabetes

Latest update 13 December 2021

Goal 2: Antenatal care—5+ visits

Latest update 13 December 2021

Goal 4: Indigenous-specific health checks—children aged 0–4

Latest update 13 December 2021

Goal 17: Blood pressure tests—people with type 2 diabetes

Latest update 13 December 2021

Goal 5: Fully immunised—children aged 1

Latest update 13 December 2021

Goal 8: Indigenous-specific health checks—children aged 5–14

Latest update 13 December 2021

Goal 18: Renal function tests—people with type 2 diabetes

Latest update 13 December 2021

Goal 6: Fully immunised—children aged 2

Latest update 13 December 2021

Goal 13: Indigenous-specific health checks—people aged 15–24

Latest update 13 December 2021

 

Goal 7: Fully immunised—children aged 5

Latest update 13 December 2021

Goal 14: Indigenous-specific health checks—people aged 25–54

Latest update 13 December 2021

 

Goal 9: Current smoking—people aged 15–17

Latest update 7 December 2020

Goal 15: Indigenous-specific health checks—people aged 55 and over

Latest update 13 December 2021

 

Goal 10: Never smoked—people aged 15–17

Latest update 7 December 2020

 

 

Goal 11: Never smoked—people aged 18–24

Latest update 7 December 2020

 

 

Goal 12: Current smoking—people aged 18 and over

Latest update 7 December 2020

 

 

Goal 19: Immunisation for influenza—people aged 50 and over

Latest update 7 December 2020

   

Goal 20: Immunisation for pneumonia—people aged 50 and over

Latest update 7 December 2020