Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework (HPF) 2012

Table 54—The revised HPF

The HPF was designed to measure the impact of the National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (NSFATSIH) and will be an important tool for developing the new National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan (NATSIHP).

Page last updated: 15 November 2012

New measure
Combined measure
Deleted measure
Minor change to measure
Title change (words deleted)

Tier 1—Health Status and Outcomes

Health Conditions

1.01 Low birth weight infants
1.02 Top reasons for hospitalisation
1.03 Injury and poisoning
1.04 Respiratory disease
1.05 Circulatory disease
1.06 Acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease
1.07 High blood pressure
1.CA Cancer
1.08 Diabetes
1.09 Kidney disease
1.10 Oral health
1.11 HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C and sexually transmissible infections

Human Function

1.13 Disability
1.14 Community functioning
1.16 Eye health
Life Expectancy and Well-being
1.15 Perceived health status
1.16 Social and emotional well-being
1.17 Life expectancy at birth
1.18 Median age at death
1.12 Ear health Children’s hearing lossTop


1.19 Infant and child mortality
1.20 Perinatal mortality
1.22 All causes age-standardised death rates
1.23 Leading causes of mortality
1.25 Avoidable and preventable deaths
1.21 Sudden infant death syndrome (merged into measure 1.19)
1.24 Maternal mortality

Tier 2—Determinants of Health

Environmental factors

2.02 Housing
2.01 Access to functional housing with utilities
2.03 Environmental tobacco smoke

Socioeconomic factors

2.04 Years 3, 5 and 7 Literacy and numeracy
2.05 Education outcomes for young people Years 10 and 12 retention and attainment
2.06 Educational participation and attainment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults
2.07 Employment (including CDEP participation)
2.08 Income
2.10 Index of disadvantage
2.09 Housing tenure type (merged into measure 2.02)Top

Community Capacity

2.11 Dependency ratio
2.12 Single-parent families
2.13 Community safety
2.14 Contact with the criminal justice system
2.15 Child protection
2.16 Transport
2.17 Indigenous people with access to their traditional lands

Health behaviours

2.18 Tobacco use
2.20 Risky and high risk alcohol consumption
2.21 Drug and other substance use including inhalants
2.22 Level of Physical activity
2.23 Dietary behaviours
2.24 Breastfeeding practices
2.19 Health behaviours during pregnancy
2.25 Unsafe sexual practices

Person-related factors

2.26 Prevalence of Overweight and obesityTop

Tier 3—Health System Performance


3.01 Antenatal care
3.02 Immunisation (child and adult)
3.07 Health promotion
3.03 Early detection and early treatment
3.04 Chronic disease management
3.05 Differential access to key hospital procedures
3.06 Selected potentially preventable hospital admissions Ambulatory care sensitive


3.CC Cultural competency
3.08 Discharge against medical advice
3.09 Access to mental health services
3.AD Access to alcohol and drug services
3.10 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians in the health workforce
3.11 Competent governance


3.12 Access to services by types of service compared to need
3.13 Access to prescription medicines
3.14 Access to after-hours primary health care


3.15 Regular GP or health service
3.16 Care Planning for clients with chronic diseases


3.17 Accreditation
3.18 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Tertiary Education for health related disciplines


3.19 Expenditure on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health compared to need
3.20 Recruitment and retention of clinical and management staff, including GPs
*The information in this chapter is not presented in the table layout that the printed version provides, in order to ensure accessibility standards are met.