Programs & strategies
The Department of Health also manages a number of other programs and strategies that help close the gap in life expectancy between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Victorians.
Improving Care for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Patients program
The ICAP program was introduced in 2004 to encourage and support hospitals to provide high quality, culturally responsive health care for Aboriginal patients
Aboriginal Health Promotion & Chronic Care partnership program
The Aboriginal Health Promotion and Chronic Care Partnership (AHPACC) program supports Aboriginal community controlled health organisations and community health services to work in partnership to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal people in Victoria with or at risk of chronic disease.
Victorian Aboriginal Palliative Care program
The Victorian Aboriginal Palliative Care program aims to create a sustainable and culturally safe palliative care service system for Aboriginal people across Victoria.
Koori Maternity Services program
The Koori Maternity Services program provides culturally appropriate maternity care and support for Koori and Torres Strait Islander women.
The Department of Health is working with a number of stakeholders to improve eye health for Aboriginal people in Victoria.
Tobacco strategy projects
The Tobacco Strategy projects outlines what the Department of Health is doing to reduce the smoking rates of Aboriginal people in Victoria as well as addressing one of the key priority areas under the national Close the Gap agenda.
Koori Alcohol Action Plan
The Koori Alcohol Action Plan outlines how the Department of Health is working towards reducing the prevalence and impact of alcohol consumption in the Victorian Aboriginal community.
Victorian Aboriginal suicide prevention & response action plan 2010-2015
The Victorian Aboriginal suicide prevention and response action plan outlines what the Department of Health is doing to prevent and reduce the incidence and impact of Aboriginal suicide and self-harm.