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Aboriginal Health Impact Statement

State government of New South Wales Ministry of Health, NSW Country Resources Resolutions and Declarations on General Health New South Wales 10 February 2017 Policy document Accessibility, equality, Indigenous peoples

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The purpose of the Aboriginal Health Impact Statement is to support NSW Health staff and organisations to improve the health and well-being of Aboriginal people by systematically applying an ‘Aboriginal health lens’ to all policies and programs.

Specifically, the Aboriginal Health Impact Statement aims to:
• Embed careful consideration of the health needs of Aboriginal people at an early stage in the process of revision or development of policies, programs and strategies
• Guide the systematic examination and assessment of health system barriers, enablers and linkages in relation to Aboriginal health to identify opportunities to improve access to healthcare as well as potential adverse impacts to be mitigated
• Reduce disparities for Aboriginal people by ensuring that policies and programs strive to achieve equity for Aboriginal people, and actively monitor and evaluate outcomes
• Support NSW Health staff and organisations to develop effective partnerships and strategies to meaningfully engage with Aboriginal stakeholders and communities.

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