Action plan for improving ear health and hearing outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children
Published: 6/27/2023 12:21:48 AM
Hearing Australia has engaged with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, knowledge holders and leading experts in hearing healthcare nationally to co-design an Action Plan to significantly improve the ear health and hearing outcomes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children. This co-design included consultation with 51 individuals representing 27 organisations.
The three-year First Nations Action Plan (2022-2025) supports early detection and treatment of ear disease and hearing loss. The Action Plan outlines our role to drive system improvements through national leadership; removing barriers and accelerating access to care; and building capability within the health and education sectors to inform and refer families to specialist services.
The Action Plan is widely supported by our stakeholders. As we implement our First Nations Action Plan over the next three years, we will continue to build on our relationships with more than 100 Aboriginal community-controlled health organisations, allied and primary health services, government and non-government organisations to amplify our impact and achieve our Corporate Plan goal of reducing the rate of hearing loss in First Nations children by at least half by 2029.
View Hearing Australia's Action Plan to improve the ear health and hearing outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.