NACCHO #IPAG Aboriginal Health Consultation @KenWyattMP launches ” Mylife #MyLead Consultation portal for #NATSIHP

My Life, My Lead – Implementation Plan Advisory Group (IPAG) Consultation 2017

You can have your say in helping to shape the next Implementation Plan for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Health Plan 2013-2023, by taking part in the IPAG Consultation 2017.

See Full Membership of IPAG Below : NACCHO and members include

  • Ms Pat Turner – Member IPAG, CEO National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation.
  • Ms Donna Ah Chee – Member IPAG, Indigenous Early Childhood Expert, CEO Central Australian Aboriginal Congress
  • Dr Mark Wenitong – Member IPAG, Indigenous Acute Care Expert, Senior Medical Officer, Apunipima – Cape York Health Council
  • Ms Julie Tongs – Member IPAG, Indigenous Primary Health Care Expert, CEO Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health — My Life, My Lead

My Life, My Lead is a new online public consultation portal to highlight the issues that support or impede Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to have good health.

The Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP, said that the launch of the new portal will give more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people an opportunity to lead the discussion about the life they live now, and the life they want in the future for themselves, their families and their communities.

The portal will support shaping the next iteration of the Implementation Plan for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan (2013 – 2023), the Government’s key blueprint to help Close the Gap. A number of face-to-face forums will also be held across Australia.

It is part of the process to work through issues together towards closing the gap, by identifying ways to enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to lead healthier lives.

While improvements have been made in Indigenous health over the course of the current Implementation Plan, the momentum needs to be maintained, new priorities and actions identified, and attention needs to grow beyond health determinants.

The IPAG Consultation 2017 will consider more broadly the social and cultural determinants of Indigenous health, by examining the integral and supportive role culture plays, and by addressing how social factors such as education, employment, justice, income and housing impact at each stage of life, on a person’s health and wellbeing.

The Australian Government is committed to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders and communities, and other stakeholders to improve progress against the goals to improve health outcomes for Indigenous Australians, and is  welcoming participation in the IPAG Consultation 2017 from a broad range of stakeholders.

You can have your say by taking part in the online submission to the IPAG consultation 2017.

The online submission will be open from Wednesday 8 March 2017 and will close 11.59 pm Sunday 30 April 2017.

“While governments have a critical role in setting policies and implementing programs, true and lasting gains are made when Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have the resources to work with government to set the agendas that impact on their wellbeing,” Minister Wyatt said.

“We will use feedback from the consultation portal to consider factors that impact on the social determinants of health like education, employment, justice, income and housing, as well as the important role cultural determinants play in supporting better health outcomes.

“We know that these factors in particular have a significant bearing on a person’s future health and wellbeing, and I want to understand how we can work in partnership across government and communities to deliver effective integrated services that support our people to lead happy, healthy lives.”

The Implementation Plan for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan is built on a partnership between the Australian Government and the Aboriginal health sector.

Implementation plan

PDF version: Implementation Plan for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013–2023 – PDF 15879 KB large file
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as at 12/11/2015

The implementation plan takes forward the overarching vision of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013-2023 by progressing strategies and actions that improve health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The plan outlines the concrete actions to be taken by the Australian Government, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled health sector and other key stakeholders to improve the health and living standards of Indigenous Australians.

For further information about the Implementation Plan or to leave a comment on the My Life, My Lead consultation portal, visit

Photo above : Minister Ken Wyatt invited Warren Snowdon and Senator Patrick Dodson to meet with the IPAG Group last week

About IPAG

Membership of IPAG includes representatives of the NHLF, the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, the Department of Health and the Prime Minister and Cabinet, the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Standing Committee (NATSIHSC) of the Australian Health Ministers Advisory Council (AHMAC) and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Indigenous experts on early childhood primary and acute care are also represented. Members agreed the social and cultural determinants of health are a key priority for action in the development of the next iteration of the Implementation Plan.

Terms of Reference

The roles and responsibilities are set out in the IPAG’s Terms of Reference.

Membership

  • Ms Bobbi Campbell – Co-Chair IPAG, First Assistant Secretary, Indigenous Health Division, Department of Health
  • Mr Richard Weston – Co-Chair IPAG, CEO Healing Foundation, Chair of the National Health Leadership Forum (NHLF)
  • Ms Pat Turner – Member IPAG, CEO National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation.
  • Mr Pedro Stephen – Member IPAG, Chair of the Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA)
  • Ms Donna Ah Chee – Member IPAG, Indigenous Early Childhood Expert, CEO Central Australian Aboriginal Congress
  • Dr Mark Wenitong – Member IPAG, Indigenous Acute Care Expert, Senior Medical Officer, Apunipima – Cape York Health Council
  • Ms Julie Tongs – Member IPAG, Indigenous Primary Health Care Expert, CEO Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service
  • Ms Kate Wallace – Member IPAG, Assistant Secretary, Health Programmes and Sector Development Branch, Department of Health
  • Mr Brendan Gibson – Member IPAG, Assistant Secretary, Community Safety and Policy Division, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • Ms Danielle Aeuckens – Member IPAG, Senior Adviser, Health Branch, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • Dr Fadwa Al-Yaman – Member IPAG, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Head of Indigenous and Children’s Group
  • Ms Tanya McGregor – Member IPAG, Chair of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Standing Committee (NATSIHSC)
  • Ms Wendy Casey – Member IPAG, Deputy Chair of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Standing Committee (NATSIHSC)

Meeting dates

2016

  • 16 September 2016
  • 2 December 2016

2017

  • 28 February 2017

IPAG meeting dates for the remainder of 2017 will be made available following the February meeting

 

 

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