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Koolin Balit: Victorian Government strategic directions for Aboriginal health 2012-2022

Cover of Koolin Balit report

Koolin Balit is the Victorian Government's strategic directions for Aboriginal health over the next 10 years.

It was launched by the Minister for Health at the Aboriginal health conference in May 2012.

Koolin Balit 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.

It brings together Victoria's total effort in Aboriginal health in an integrated, whole of life framework based around a set of key priorities and enablers.

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:

We will focus our efforts on six key priorities:

  1. a healthy start to life
  2. a healthy childhood
  3. a healthy transition to adulthood
  4. caring for older people
  5. addressing risk factors
  6. managing illness better with effective health services.
Three enablers provide a foundation for the key priorities, and support their achievement:
  1. improving data and evidence
  2. strong Aboriginal organisations
  3. cultural responsiveness.

Koolin Balit builds on the Victorian Health Priorities Framework 2012-2022. Broader, whole-of-government strategies are outlined in theVictorian Aboriginal Affairs Framework 2013-2018.

 Koolin Balit: Victorian Government Strategic Directions for Aboriginal Health 2012-2022

 Koolin Balit - Summary poster

 Launch Koolin Balit

Copies of Koolin Balit: Victorian Government Strategic Directions for Aboriginal Health 2012-2022 can be obtained from the Department of Health by contacting the Aboriginal Health Branch.

Email:aboriginalhealth@health.vic.gov.au
Phone: (61 3) 9096 8212