The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013–2023 required the development of an Implementation Plan that included goals to measure progress in achieving the Health Plan’s priorities. To complement the existing COAG Closing the Gap targets, 20 new Implementation Plan goals were developed. These goals focus on prevention and early intervention across the life course and were agreed through a comprehensive consultation process with the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), the National Health Leadership Forum (NHLF), the Department of Health, and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

This document is a technical companion for the Implementation Plan. It provides information about the selection of goals, and technical details about each goal. The corresponding Implementation Plan is available.

A number of other indicators were proposed for inclusion in the Implementation Plan, but were either not currently measurable using existing data, or required further refinement or investigation. The AIHW is preparing a data development plan for these indicators.