Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Practice Centre

Our vision at the Practice Centre is to make Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health a key consideration in all policy development and healthcare services for the ACT and surrounding regions.

What do we do? And how do we do it?

  • We are lead consultants on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health affairs for the Health Policy and Strategy Branch in ACT Health.
  • We aim to improve cultural competency, knowledge and understanding within ACT Health and the wider community.
  • We empower our colleagues to hold themselves accountable for working to Close the Gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples.
  • develop, foster and maintain collaborative relationships with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders, communities and service providers
  • We advocate on behalf of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for their health and well-being needs.
  • We share emerging health needs and priorities, including latest research, data, policy and future directions

Contact us

For more information, please email atsipracticecentre@act.gov.au

We are located at:

Level 4, 2-6 Bowes Street Phillip ACT 2606

Postal Address: GPO Box 825, CANBERRA CITY ACT 2601

Alignment to National Frameworks

National alignment
  • Council of Australian Government (COAG)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2017
  • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Standard Committee
  • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013-2023 and associated Implementation Plan
  • National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (second edition)
  • Cultural Respect Framework 2016-2026
  • National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples Mental Health Social and Emotional Wellbeing 2017-2023
Local alignment
  • ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Agreement 2015-2018
  • ACT Strategic Priorities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health 2018-2023
  • ACT Health Reconciliation Action Plan 2015-2018 and Stretch RAP
  • ACT Health Territory Wide Health Service Framework 2017-2027
  • ACT Government Closing the Gap targets

 

Page last updated on: 4 Oct 2018