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. These goals were developed to complement the existing COAG Closing the Gap targets, and focus on prevention and early intervention across the life course. 

Domains

Maternal health and parenting domain (3 goals)
Childhood health and development domain (5 goals)
Adolescent and youth health domain (4 goals)
Healthy adults domain (2 goals)
Healthy ageing domain (3 goals)
Cross-domain (3 goals)

Progress against all goals

 On track  Not on track  Not currently possible to assess
Antenatal care—first trimester
Goal 1
Health checks—children aged 0–4
Goal 4
HbA1c checks—people with type 2 diabetes
Goal 16
Antenatal care—5+ visits
Goal 2
Fully immunised—children aged 2
Goal 6
Blood pressure tests—people with type 2 diabetes
Goal 17
Smoking during pregnancy
Goal 3
Health checks—people aged 15–24
Goal 13
Renal function tests—people with type 2 diabetes
Goal 18
Fully immunised—children aged 1
Goal 5
Health checks—people aged 25–54
Goal 14
Immunisation for influenza—people aged 50 and over
Goal 19
Fully immunised—children aged 5
Goal 7
Health checks—people aged 55 and over
Goal 15
Immunisation for pneumonia—people aged 50 and over
Goal 20
Health checks—children aged 5–14
Goal 8
   
Current smoking—people aged 15–17
Goal 9
   
Never smoked—people aged 15–17
Goal 10
   
Never smoked—people aged 18–24
Goal 11
   
Current smoking—people aged 18 and over Goal 12    

Key

On track On track
Not on track Not on track
Not currently possible to assess Not currently possible to assess