Useful reports and links for outreach health service providers.

The Regional Services team supports planning to identify gaps and determine community need for health services. These resources offer outreach health service providers assistance when planning their visits.

Following COVID-19 directives

A COVID-19 Framework for System Alert and Response (SAR) has been developed for use by the WA Health system to document the different levels of risk (alert levels) and associated responses, to be applied across the WA Health service settings, in a living with COVID-19 context.

Rural Health West encourages all Outreach service providers to follow public health advice and liaise with host facilities to follow COID-19 protocols, to ensure that visiting Outreach health professionals are following the SAR directives when visiting WA Department of Health facilities.

The SAR framework can be viewed here. 

Outreach e-bulletin

The Outreach team produce a monthly e-bulletin for those with an interest in outreach health services. See the latest e-bulletins below:

Regional Services May 2022

Regional Services March 2022

Regional Services January 2022

Regional Services December 2021

Regional Services October 2021

Regional Services September 2021

To subscribe to the Regional Services e-bulletins, please contact the Regional Services team.  

Information for workers from Australian Government Agencies, services and programs visiting remote communities during COVID-19

This advice aims to protect people in remote communities by minimising the risk of introduction of COVID-19 into those communities. The guidance provides a risk management approach designed to limit non-essential travel to remote communities and ensure stringent health protocols for Australian Government workers engaging in essential travel. Please click here to view the advice.

National Agreement on Closing the Gap

The objective of the National Agreement on Closing the Gap (the National Agreement) is to enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and governments to work together to overcome the inequality experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and achieve life outcomes equal to all Australians.

For the first time, the National Agreement has been developed in genuine partnership between Australian governments and the Coalition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peak Organisations (the Coalition of Peaks).

Click here to view the current version of the National Agreement, as agreed by Joint Council, and to learn more on priority reforms, outcomes and targets, and implementing the National Agreement. The Indigenous Aboriginal Health Programmes aim to contribute to Outcome 1 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people enjoy long and healthy lives under the 2020 National Agreement on Closing the Gap by providing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with access to effective high quality, comprehensive, culturally appropriate, primary health care services across Australia. 

Communities of Excellence Project

The Australian Digital Health Agency, in collaboration with delivery partners and stakeholders, will work with the Hedland community to
deliver the Communities of Excellence Project. The project will:

  • Connect all healthcare providers in Hedland to the national My Health Record system and train them on how to use it and how it will benefit the community
  • Run a digital literacy program for Hedland residents to empower them to take advantage of the benefits of digital health
  • Showcase Hedland as a model for building digital health Communities of Excellence that can be replicated across Australia

Please click here to view a webinar from the Australian Digital Health Agency:
Digital Health Tools for COVID-19 and Beyond: Improving Care Coordination 

For more information please visit the Australian Digital Health Agency website

Mappa

Mappa is a free-to-use online mapping platform developed by the Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA) and its 23 Members Services, Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS). Mappa provides comprehensive, culturally appropriate and reliable information for health services, health professionals, clients, patients and their communities. Access Mappa here.

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Regional Population and Health Snapshots 2020

The regional snapshots provide information on the health status and infrastructure in each region and are recommended when planning outreach health services.

Goldfields    |    Great Southern    |    Kimberley    |    Midwest    |    Pilbara    |    South West    |    Wheatbelt

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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 year period.

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Overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2020

HealthInfoNet have produced this overview which provides a comprehensive summary of the most recent indicators of the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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