Kimberley Aboriginal Primary Health Plans
KAHPF has developed 2 primary health plans for the Kimberley. Both plans highlight the issues and gaps in services that the region experiences, assess immediate and future needs and identify new and more strategic ways of working.
The plans are considered an essential orientation tool and reality check for health professionals and managers new to the region, and should underpin all decisions about health funding made in Canberra and Perth.
The 2012-15 Plan paid particular attention to the importance of the social determinants of good health, noting that without addressing people’s physical living environment and family social circumstances, closing the gap would not be possible.
As there was no dedicated funding to implement the 2012-15 Plan, in 2015 KAHPF members reviewed progress to date and determined that 2015 implementation priorities should focus on activities that could be actioned using existing staff and without additional funding. Most of the activities identified have now been implemented.
A new Primary Health Plan for the region is currently being developed.
KAHPF Position Papers and Submissions
From time to time KAHPF presents their point of view in the form of position papers and submissions.
Below are a selection of the papers produced in recent years:
- KAHPF Suicide Position paper May 2016
- KAHPF Position Paper - Reforming the delivery of Health Services to remote communities - July 2016
- KAHPF Oral Health Technical Paper 2016
- Recommendations to Improve Oral Health in the Kimberley 2016
- Kimberley Skin Health Regional Partnership 2015
- A Social Determinants Approach To Scabies 2016
- KAHPF Submission to PATS Enquiry May 2014
- Ear Health Strategic Plan October 2017