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.
Korin Korin Balit-Djak: Aboriginal health, wellbeing and safety strategic plan 2017–2027
This strategic plan provides an overarching framework for action to improve the health, wellbeing and safety of Aboriginal Victorians now and over the next 10 years.
Victorian Aboriginal sexual and reproductive health plan 2022–30
Through a self-determination approach, the plan aims to improve the sexual and reproductive health of Aboriginal Victorians.
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.
Aboriginal community engagement and partnership framework
The department has commissioned the development of an Aboriginal Community Engagement and Partnership Framework.
Koolin Balit: Aboriginal health strategy
The Victorian Government’s Aboriginal Health strategy aims to increase the life expectancy and access to health services for Aboriginal people by 2022.
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 25 October 2022