Aboriginal Health Impact Statement

The Aboriginal Health Impact Statement supports NSW Health organisations and staff to improve the health and well-being of Aboriginal people by systematically applying an ‘Aboriginal health lens’ to all policies, programs and strategies.

Aims of the Aboriginal Health Impact Statement 

  1. Embed careful consideration of the health needs of Aboriginal people at an early stage in the process of revision or development of policies, programs and strategies.
  2. Guide the systematic examination and assessment of health system barriers, enablers and linkages in relation to Aboriginal health to identify opportunities to improve access to healthcare as well as potential adverse impacts to be mitigated.
  3. Reduce disparities for Aboriginal people by ensuring that policies and programs strive to achieve equity for Aboriginal people, and actively monitor and evaluate outcomes.
  4. Support NSW Health staff and organisations to develop effective partnerships and strategies to meaningfully engage with Aboriginal stakeholders and communities.
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