Primary Health Tasmania works with local communities, organisations and healthcare providers to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
We turn to local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community organisations and healthcare providers to discuss what’s needed and we design, commission and monitor services to meet those requirements.
Our commissioned activity
Primary Health Tasmania has commissioned organisations across the state to deliver Aboriginal health services including:
integrated team care services to support chronic condition management
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people represent 4.6% of the Tasmanian population: 23,572 people.
Aboriginal Health Resources Kit
Primary Health Tasmania has developed a kit with information about a range of healthcare options available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Tasmania.
The Aboriginal Health Resources Kit is primarily aimed at mainstream general practice, however it may also be useful for other mainstream healthcare providers in understanding what can be provided to their Aboriginal patients and clients.
Passport to Better Health for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
It allows people to track information related to their healthcare journey, including personal details, health conditions, appointments and medication. It also gives them a platform to communicate with care providers about personal preferences, concerns, needs and questions about their health and wellbeing.
A version of the passport has been specifically designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.