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Aboriginal Health Impact Statement and Guidelines

Doc type: Policy Directive
Compliance with this policy directive is mandatory.

Doc No.: PD2007_082

Functional Group - Sub Group:
Corporate Administration - Governance
Clinical/ Patient Services - Governance and Service Delivery

Summary
The purpose of the Aboriginal Health Impact Statement and Guidelines (the Statement) is to ensure the needs and interests of Aboriginal people are embedded into the development, implementation and evaluation of all NSW Health initiatives. The concept of the Statement comprises two elements:
1. A declaration as to whether or not the specific initiative will impact on the health of Aboriginal people; and
2. A Checklist detailing how the needs and interests of Aboriginal people have been elicited and incorporated where appropriate.

The Declaration and Checklist are available for downloading from http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/PublicHealth/Aboriginal/impact_sment.asp

Implementation of the Aboriginal Health Impact Statement is mandatory for NSW Department of Health, Area Health Services, Justice Health, the Ambulance Service of NSW and The Children's Hospital at Westmead.

Date of Publication: 12 November 2007

Replaces: N/A
Author Branch: Aboriginal Health

This document applies to: Area Health Services/Chief Executive Governed Statutory Health Corporation, Board Governed Statutory Health Corporations, Community Health Centres, NSW Ambulance Service, Ministry of Health, Public Hospitals

Audience: All staff

Distributed to: Public Health System, NSW Ambulance Service , Ministry of Health

Review Date: 30 June 2014

Policy Manual: Not applicable

Status: Active

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Aboriginal Health Impact Statement and Guidelines

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