Many Aboriginal people in Victoria enjoy good or excellent health. However, as a group, Aboriginal people are more likely to experience poorer health outcomes than non-Aboriginal people. Care that centres on the person, the family and community lies at the heart of good Aboriginal health service delivery, early intervention and prevention. It is locally developed, culturally informed and empowers Aboriginal people to make the best choices about their health.
Aboriginal people access both mainstream and Aboriginal community-controlled health services. All areas of the department have a role to play in ensuring that Aboriginal Victorians get the best quality healthcare, regardless of their location or where they seek care.
Access and continuing care
Health programs directed at improving Aboriginal health: improving patient care, health promotion, palliative care, eye heath and maternity services
Dhumba-nganjin: Sharing stories to promote reconciliation
Dhumba-nganjin is a collection of stories contributed by both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal staff to celebrate reconciliation.
Prevention in Aboriginal health
There are Aboriginal health plans in place to address smoking rates and for better nutrition and cancer screening.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
Creating an environment that is safe for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Reviewed 27 June 2023