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Commonwealth Closing the Gap Actions Table

The list of actions in the Commonwealth Closing the Gap Actions Table provides a list of all new and existing measures being undertaken by the Commonwealth to support Closing the Gap efforts. The measures listed in this Actions Table support and complement those in the Commonwealth Closing the Gap 2023 Annual Report and 2024 Implementation Plan.

The Actions Table outlines individual measures across all Commonwealth Departments and Agencies and how they relate to specific Closing the Gap Priority Reforms, socio-economic outcomes, and target indicators, including additional information relating to resourcing, delivery timeframe and responsible Ministers.

Actions are as at 13 February 2024.

Title Priority Reform Four Outcome Status Responsible Ministers Agency
2024/25 Budget = Continue and expand First Nations respiratory and sexually transmitted disease molecular point of care testing programs Priority Reform Two Outcome 01, Outcome 2 Minister for Health and Aged Care Department of Health and Aged Care
2024/25 Budget = Support and promote vaccination uptake in First Nations communities Priority Reform Two Outcome 01 Minister for Health and Aged Care Department of Health and Aged Care
2024/25 Budget = Maintain and increase syphilis and STI testing and support in First Nations communities Priority Reform Two Outcome 01, Outcome 2 Minister for Health and Aged Care Department of Health and Aged Care
2024/25 Budget = Expansion of Strong Born Campaign Outcome 2 Minister for Health and Aged Care Department of Health and Aged Care
National Allied Health Workforce Strategy (NAHWS) Priority Reform One, Priority Reform Two Outcome 01, Outcome 08 New Minister for Health and Aged Care Department of Health and Aged Care
Improvements to data matching for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples Priority Reform One, Priority Reform Four Outcome 01, Outcome 14, Outcome 17 New Minister for Health and Aged Care Department of Health and Aged Care, Services Australia
National Medical Workforce Strategy Priority Reform One, Priority Reform Two Outcome 01, Outcome 08 New Minister for Health and Aged Care Department of Health and Aged Care
Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet Priority Reform Three, Priority Reform Four Outcome 01 Existing Minister for Health and Aged Care Department of Health and Aged Care
Improving First Nations Cancer Outcomes (2023-24 Budget measure) - Funding to NACCHO Priority Reform One, Priority Reform Two, Priority Reform Three Existing Minister for Health and Aged Care Department of Health and Aged Care
University of Sydney - Westmead Institute of Medical Research - completion of a second National Eye and Ear Health Survey Priority Reform Four Outcome 01 Existing Minister for Health and Aged Care Department of Health and Aged Care
National Asthma Program Priority Reform Two Outcome 01, Outcome 17 Minister for Health and Aged Care Department of Health and Aged Care
10 Year National Action Plan for the Health and Wellbeing of LGBTIQA+ people Priority Reform One, Priority Reform Three Outcome 01 New Minister for Health and Aged Care Department of Health and Aged Care
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention Strategy Priority Reform Three Outcome 14 Existing Minister for Health and Aged Care Department of Health and Aged Care
Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) Australia Declaration Implementation Plan Priority Reform One, Priority Reform Three Outcome 01, Outcome 14 Existing Minister for Health and Aged Care Department of Health and Aged Care
Maternal and child health model of care Priority Reform One, Priority Reform Two, Priority Reform Three, Priority Reform Four Outcome 03, Outcome 04, Outcome 2 Existing Minister for Health and Aged Care Department of Health and Aged Care

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