Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health information shows a disparity in health outcomes between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and non-indigenous Australians. To understand and address these outcomes a range of information and data is available.
- Closing the Gap – Prime Minister’s Report: The Australian Prime Minister publishes an annual report to parliament on progress in Closing the Gap. At a local level improvements are being made to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health and social outcomes, however these improvements are not enough to meet the majority of the national outcomes set by the Council of Australian Governments.
- Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet: HealthInfoNet is an internet resource to inform practice and policy in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health by making research and other knowledge readily accessible.
- Quality Assurance for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Medical Services Program: QAAMS provides a culturally appropriate and clinically effective diabetes diagnosis and management service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The Program is funded by the Commonwealth Government Department of Health.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Worker Journal: This journal is the only national publication written by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workers. The journal is published six times a year.
- The Malpa Project: The project works using old ways and new ways to teach young Aboriginal people to become health ambassadors and to strengthen communities. One of their programs is the Young Doctors program, it is designed and run by local Elders, respected community members and supported by health workers. The program teaches children leadership, hygiene, health literacy, nutrition and environmental health.