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Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH)

Category: Organisation
Binomial Name: Australian Commonwealth Government
Sub Category:Federal Government
Location:Australia
Subject Matter:Health and Community Services
URL: http://www.health.gov.au/internet/wcms/publishing.nsf/Content/Office+for+Aboriginal+and+Torres+Strait+Islander+Health-1lp
Summary Information:
The Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH) was established by the Federal Government in 1994 for the purpose of giving greater emphasis to the health needs of Indigenous Australians in the mainstream health system. Following the dissolution of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) on 1 July 1995, OATSIH assumed responsibility for administering funding to the Aboriginal community controlled health and substance use services previously managed by ATSIC.

The Office's aim is to 'provide coordinated clinical care, population health and health promotion activities to facilitate illness prevention, early intervention and effective disease management.' The Office works in close partnership with the Aboriginal community controlled health sector.

Related Entries

Agreement
  • Memorandum of Understanding to Establish the Building Solid Families Program - Signatory
  • Organisation
  • National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
  • Office of Aboriginal Health (WA)
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC)
  • Policy/Strategy
  • National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
  • A National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples' Mental Health and Social and Emotional Well Being: 2004 - 2009
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workforce National Strategic Framework

  • References

    Resource
    Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (OATSIH) (26 May 2006) What OATSIH Does

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