National Strategic Framework for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health 2003-2013

Urban, Rural and Remote Areas

To ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enjoy a healthy life equal to that of the general population that is enriched by a strong living culture, dignity and justice.

Page last updated: 30 August 2011

Longer Term Priority Actions (current year and beyond):
(Specific Strategies)

Lead Agency
(Contributing agencies)

Urban, Rural and Remote Areas

13. Within the mechanisms identified by the Australian Government Blueprint for Action in Indigenous Affairs for working in rural, remote and urban areas:
  • Provide mechanisms such as the Indigenous Community Health Brokerage Service budget measure to facilitate increased access to and choice of mainstream health services in urban areas;
  • Continue to support a range of health and workforce measures funded under the Rural Health Strategy, covering rural and remote areas, and including activities targeting community capacity building, health promotion and improving access to health services;
  • Support the Medical Specialist Outreach Assistance Program (MSOAP) and the Rural Specialist Support Program;
  • Support the Royal Flying Doctor Service.