Summary

In October 2015, the Australian Government released the Implementation Plan for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013–2023. The Implementation Plan outlines the actions to be taken by the Australian Government, the Aboriginal community controlled health sector, and other key stakeholders to give effect to the vision, principles, priorities, and strategies of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013–2023.

The Implementation Plan has set goals to be achieved by 2023 for 20 indicators. These goals were developed to complement the existing COAG Closing the Gap targets, and focus on prevention and early intervention across the life course.

This July 2019 update provides new data for 9 of the 20 goals, that is, those relating to antenatal care, smoking during pregnancy, childhood immunisation and diabetes checks and tests. For these 9 goals, 7 are on track, and 2 are not on track. New data for the remaining 11 goals is not yet available, with ‘on track’ status for 2 of these still not able to be assessed.

Domains
Maternal health and parenting domain (3 goals)
Childhood health and development domain (5 goals)
Adolescent and youth health domain (4 goals)
Healthy adults domain (2 goals)
Healthy ageing domain (3 goals)
Cross-domain (3 goals)

Progress against all goals

 On track  Not on track  Not currently possible to assess
Antenatal care—first trimester
Goal 1

updated 2 July 2019
Health checks—children aged 0–4
Goal 4

updated 24 Sept 2018
Immunisation for influenza—people aged 50 and over
Goal 19

updated 21 July 2017
Antenatal care—5+ visits
Goal 2

updated 2 July 2019
Fully immunised—children aged 2
Goal 6

updated 2 July 2019
Immunisation for pneumonia—people aged 50 and over
Goal 20

updated 21 July 2017
Smoking during pregnancy
Goal 3

updated 2 July 2019
Health checks—people aged 15–24
Goal 13

updated 24 Sept 2018
 
Fully immunised—children aged 1
Goal 5

updated 2 July 2019
Health checks—people aged 25–54
Goal 14

updated 24 Sept 2018
 
Fully immunised—children aged 5
Goal 7

updated 2 July 2019
Health checks—people aged 55 and over
Goal 15

updated 24 Sept 2018
 
Health checks—children aged 5–14
Goal 8

updated 24 Sept 2018
Renal function tests—people with type 2 diabetes
Goal 18

updated 2 July 2019
 
Current smoking—people aged 15–17
Goal 9

updated 21 July 2017
   
Never smoked—people aged 15–17
Goal 10

updated 21 July 2017
   
Never smoked—people aged 18–24
Goal 11

updated 21 July 2017
   
Current smoking—people aged 18 and over
Goal 12
updated 21 July 2017
   
HbA1c checks—people with type 2 diabetes
Goal 16

updated 2 July 2019
   
Blood pressure tests—people with type 2 diabetes
Goal 17

updated 2 July 2019
   

Key

On track On track
Not on track Not on track
Not currently possible to assess

Not currently possible to assess