Primary care providers have an important role in Closing the Gap – a National Agreement, and commitment by the Australian Government to achieve health equality and to improve the health, wellbeing, life expectancy of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within a generation. For general practices, making changes to support Closing the Gap include better patient identification, chronic disease prevention and management, and delivery of culturally appropriate care. There are more than 10,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in our region.
This Closing the Gap Quality Improvement Workbook aims to provide guidance for GPs and their practice teams to identify and manage the health and wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in their care. It is a valuable tool to help practices to track their quality improvement (QI) progress and provide better care.