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National Advisory Group on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Information and Data : strategic plan 2006-2008 / Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

TitleNational Advisory Group on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Information and Data : strategic plan 2006-2008 / Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Author(s)Australian Institute of Health and Welfare;
Date2006
DescriptionGood-quality data on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are needed to assess the effectiveness of programs and interventions, to evaluate policies aimed at improving service delivery and health status, and to inform policy and program development. In response to the growing demand for high quality, regularly reported, Indigenous information and data at a range of geographic levels to meet these needs, the National Advisory Group of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Information and Data was established as a result of a decision by the Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council in October 2000. The role of NAGATSIHID is to provide broad strategic advice to AHMAC's information management committee on ways of improving the quality and availability of data and information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and health service delivery, and to draw together the range of Indigenous health information management activities into a coordinated and strategic process. The diversity in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, conceptualisation of health and wellbeing, family structure, living arrangements and the relatively high proportion of people living in remote areas create practical and statistical challenges for thecollection, interpretation and analysis of data on Indigenous peoples. This strategic plan documents the twenty themes which have been selected as priorities for information and data collection for 2006-2008. (Introduction, edited.)
Publication detailsAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare,
Subject(s)Health;
URL(s)http://www.aihw.gov.au/publications/index.cfm/title/10373