Joint Report on the Review of the National Partnership Agreement on Closing the Gap in Indigenous Health Outcomes

This report provides a review of the effectiveness, efficiency and appropriateness of the National Partnership Agreement (NPA) on Closing the Gap in Indigenous Health Outcomes (2009-10 to 2011-12).

Page last updated: 04 May 2015

A review of the NPA on Closing the Gap in Indigenous Health Outcomes was undertaken collaboratively by the Commonwealth, states and territories through the Community Care and Population Health Principal Committee of the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council.

Under the NPA, all Australian governments implemented an extensive range of activities to improve Indigenous health outcomes and contribute to closing the gap in life expectancy. Commonwealth, state and territory government implementation plans and annual progress reports document a total of 325 activities undertaken as part of the NPA. The NPA has resulted in a large increase in funding for, and focus on, provision of health services to Indigenous Australians.

The Commonwealth, on behalf of all Australian governments, additionally commissioned the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) to collect and analyse qualitative and quantitative data and prepare a detailed analysis of performance against the NPA outputs and outcomes. The AIHW work has been produced as a separate technical paper to inform the report. Copies of the technical paper can be obtained by emailing IHD enquiries with your request.


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