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.
This September 2018 update provides new data for 8 of the 20 goals, that is, those relating to childhood immunisation and health checks. For these 8 goals, 3 remain on track, and 5 are not on track.
New data for the remaining 12 goals is not yet available, with ‘on track’ status for 5 of these still not able to be assessed.
|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)|