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Koolin Balit Victorian Government strategic directions for Aboriginal health 2012–2022

Victorian Department of Health; State Government of Victoria Country Resources Victoria 1 January 2012 Policy document Accessibility, Indigenous peoples, quality care

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Koolin Balit outlines the Victorian Government’s strategic directions for Aboriginal health over
the next 10 years. It sets out what the Department of Health, together with Aboriginal communities, other parts of government and service providers, will do to achieve the government’s commitment to improve Aboriginal health. Broader, whole-of-government strategies are outlined in the Victorian Indigenous Affairs Framework.

Koolin balit means ‘healthy people’. The department will work with Victorian Aboriginal communities to achieve this, and to meet the government’s commitment to improve outcomes for Aboriginal people in Victoria. We aim to make a significant and measurable impact on improving the length and quality of the lives of Aboriginal Victorians in this decade.
The government’s objectives are to:
• close the gap in life expectancy for Aboriginal people living in Victoria
• reduce the differences in infant mortality rates, morbidity and low birthweights between the
general population and Aboriginal people
• improve access to services and outcomes for Aboriginal people

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