Useful reports and links for outreach health service providers.
The Outreach team supports planning to identify gaps and determine community need for health services. These resources offer outreach health providers assistance when planning their visits.
WA Child Ear Health Strategy
This strategy has been developed to tackle ear disease amongst children, particularly in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Western Australia. It provides a road map for better care through multi-agency service planning, strengthened community focused partnerships, alignment of funding, and better coordination.
Guidelines for acknowledging funding provided by Rural Health West
Under future funding agreements, service providers will be required to acknowledge both Rural Health West and the Australian Government Department of Health, when referring to services supported Outreach programs. By acknowledging this support, organisations and service providers are informing the community about how public funding is spent.
Specialist Services in Rural Western Australia Gap and Equity Analysis Update 2016
In March 2016, Rural Health West undertook an assessment of equity of access to, and gaps in, specialist services available to residents in each rural and remote region of Western Australia. An electronic version can be downloaded here.
WA Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing Framework 2015-2030
This framework identifies a set of guiding principles, strategic directions and priority areas to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people in Western Australia for the next 15 years.
Overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2016
HealthInfoNet have produced this overview which provides a comprehensive summary of the most recent indicators of the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Ear equipment supply, maintenance and repair
The Australian Government has invested in a number of ear and hearing health initiatives which are available nationally, free of charge.
Sonic Innovations has been contracted to manage the supply of equipment and accessories, maintenance and calibration services, and freight for ear assessment equipment and accessories supplied to Aboriginal Medical Services and other health services with a predominance of Aboriginal clients. A list of services in Western Australia with ear assessment equipment is available here.