The Northern NSW Integrated Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing Plan 2015-2020 is now complete and is the result of a lot of hard work and cooperation between the Health Service and other key Agencies providing services to Aboriginal people on the North Coast.
Organisations represented on the Steering Committee overseeing development of the Plan include Northern NSW Local Health District, North Coast Primary Heath Network, Aboriginal Medical Services, Department of Family and Community Services-Northern District, Aboriginal Learning Circle-North Coast Institute of Technical and Further Education and NSW Police-Northern Region.
The Plan is presented in three volumes:
- Volume I reflects the vision, goals, partnerships, principles, strategic directions and actions required to realise our vision and meet our commitment to closing the gap in health outcomes for Aboriginal people.
- Volume II provides a detailed health profile of Aboriginal people living on the North Coast.
- Volume III is intended to be a reference document containing information on a comprehensive range of services and programs available to Aboriginal people. It is not intended to detail every service however it describes most services provided through the partners to this Plan.
The Plan seeks to grow collaboration through improved partnership arrangements between services with a strong focus on networking and service integration. Most importantly it emphasises the need to develop strong partnerships with Aboriginal people and to build relationships with and between service providers to foster participation in service planning, design and implementation.