Aboriginal Health, a statewide office within WA Health, is responsible for facilitating a collaborative and coordinated approach within WA Health's public health system to improve health outcomes for all Aboriginal people living in Western Australia. Aboriginal Health is principally positioned to provide high level strategic leadership including advice for matters which directly and indirectly impact health outcomes.
Aboriginal people make up 3.8 per cent of the Western Australian population, and yet have the greatest health needs of any group in the state. Aboriginal Health has a key role leading the Western Australian Aboriginal health agenda through its membership of national representative committees including the National Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Health Standing Committee (NATSIHSC). It has responsibility to monitor, connect and seek opportunities for WA Health within key Australian Government Aboriginal health policy commitments.