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
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
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
File link: Aboriginal Health Impact Statement and Guidelines
File size: 335Kb