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The Northern Territory Aboriginal Health Forum: A historical review

The Northern Territory Aboriginal Health Forum: A historical review

Category:

Health policy

Type:

Publications

Author:

J. Devitt, J. Dwyer, A. Martini & E. Tilton

Publication date:

2015




This publication is one of five that report on the work of the Funding, Accountability and Results (FAR) project, all published by the Lowitja Institute in 2015.

FAR is a study of reforms in primary health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in the Northern Territory (between 2009 and 2014) and Cape York, Queensland (between 2006 and 2014).

This report examines the history of the Northern Territory Aboriginal Health Forum (NTAHF) and its contribution to policy making and to system development for Aboriginal health in the Northern Territory – from its founding in 1998 until 2009 with the commencement of work to implement the newly completed Pathways to Community Control framework. Subsequent events are covered in the NTAHF case study that forms part of the main report of this project (Dwyer et al. 2015).