Booster shot for Indigenous Health
The Division of Well being is about to inject $90 million right into a program to help main well being care in Aboriginal communities throughout Australia.
The three-year allocation for the Indigenous Australians’ Well being Program is to additional help the supply of culturally applicable complete main well being care.
Minister for Well being, Greg Hunt stated a brand new means of funding main well being care had additionally been launched for Aboriginal Neighborhood Managed Well being Companies, benefiting the Indigenous well being sector and supporting improved well being outcomes for sufferers.
“The Authorities has partnered with key stakeholders, together with the Nationwide Aboriginal Neighborhood Managed Well being Organisation and the Australian Medical Affiliation, to develop a revised funding mannequin,” Mr Hunt stated.
“Streamlined processes and three-year funding agreements will present certainty round well being workforce continuity and planning and cut back the executive burden on the sector.”
He stated that no service would lose funding on account of the adjustments.
“All companies will obtain annual wage indexation will increase. Funding shall be distributed extra pretty and transparently and shall be based mostly on exercise ranges, the price of delivering companies, and the relative well being wants of places,” Mr Hunt stated.
“Finalising the mannequin is a major achievement that has been made attainable on account of our ongoing collaboration and shared dedication to Closing the Hole,” he stated.