Aboriginal health impact statement and declaration

The Aboriginal Health Impact Statement and Declaration for WA Health (Aboriginal Health ISD) is an online eForm, by which WA Health staff can declare and demonstrate that the health impacts on, and opportunities for, Aboriginal people have been considered and appropriately incorporated into health policies and other relevant health initiatives.

An Aboriginal Health ISD should be considered at the beginning of the policy or program development. This will allow early engagement with Aboriginal stakeholders if required. Consulting with Aboriginal stakeholders will inform and increase Aboriginal cultural understanding in the provision of health services.

The vision of the WA Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing Framework 2015-2030 is Aboriginal people living long, well and healthy lives. WA Health is committed to ensuring that Aboriginal health is everyone’s business. All employees in the WA Health system need to consider and respond to the needs of Aboriginal people as part of their core business.

By participating in the Aboriginal Health ISD process, and recording engagement and consultative actions with Aboriginal consumers, the WA health system also demonstrates alignment to the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards User Guide for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health.

In the global context, international Governments have adopted the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. This includes the rights of Indigenous people to be actively involved in developing and determining health programs affecting them.

WA Health staff can access the A10 Aboriginal Health ISD eForm (external site) online to complete an Aboriginal Health ISD.

The online Aboriginal Health ISD eForm takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.

Please remember to comply with your organisation’s record keeping practices.

Enquires about the ISD process can be directed to:

Aboriginal Health Policy Directorate
Tel: (08) 9222 0245 E: Asta.flugge@health.wa.gov.au

Alternatively, you may wish to seek advice from the Policy Unit and the Aboriginal Health Strategy Unit within your area.

Last reviewed: 10-12-2020
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Aboriginal Health