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Aboriginal Health Impact Statement

AHISThe NSW Health Aboriginal Health Impact Statement supports health services and staff to improve the health and well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by applying an "Aboriginal health lens" to all aspects of healthcare.


The Aboriginal Health Impact Statement aims to:

  1. Embed careful consideration to the health needs of Aboriginal people at an early stage in the process of revision or development of policies, programs and strategies.
  2. Guide the systematic examination and assessment of health system barriers, enablers and linkages in relation to Aboriginal health to identify opportunities to improve access to healthcare as well as potential adverse impacts to be mitigated.
  3. Reduce disparities for Aboriginal people by ensuring that policies and programs strive to achieve equity for Aboriginal people, and actively monitor and evaluate outcomes. 
  4. Support NSW Health staff and organisations to develop effective partnerships and strategies to meaningfully engage with Aboriginal stakeholders and communities.