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General: WA

2015

Commissioner for Children and Young People WA (2015)

Maternal and infant health.

Perth: Commissioner for Children and Young People WA

This policy brief explores key information from two wellbeing monitoring framework reports related to maternal and infant health. The information expanded on includes:

  • smoking in pregnancy
  • alcohol use in pregnancy
  • low birth weight
  • child health checks
  • programs that have been evaluated as effective in this area
  • policy implications.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Government of Western Australia (2015)

Western Australian meth strategy 2016.

Perth: Government of Western Australia

This strategy outlines the State Government's approach to fighting crystal methamphetamine in Western Australia. The approach entails targeting the supply chain of crystal methamphetamine through strengthening law enforcement measures. The strategy also outlines early intervention programs as well as individual and community support.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Western Australian Health Strategy and Networks (2015)

Health Networks strategic direction 2015-2020.

Perth: Western Australian Department of Health

This strategic plan sets out priority areas as well as places of impact, to support Western Australia Health deliver a safe and sustainable health system for Western Australians. The priority areas include:

  • optimising care in the community
  • improving the persons journey
  • influencing system change.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

2013

Western Australia Health Act 1911 (2013)

Government of Western Australia

Western Australia Department of Health (2013)

Western Australian immunisation strategy 2013–2015.

Perth: Western Australia Department of Health

This strategy provides a vision for improving immunisation services in Western Australia (WA). The resource includes specific strategies to:

  • improve immunisation rates among children entering school as well as areas with low vaccination rates
  • improve immunisation rates among Aboriginal Australians
  • expand access to immunisation services by increasing capacity of health care providers
  • improve the immunisation consent process in WA
  • sustain mechanisms to ensure surveillance and follow-up of adverse events following immunisation
  • ensure stakeholder involvement in immunisation planning
  • meet performance benchmarks.

Abstract adapted from Western Australia Department of Health

2012

Chronic Disease Prevention Directorate (2012)

Western Australian health promotion strategic framework 2012–2016.

Perth: Department of Health, Western Australia

This report outlines Western Australia's health priorities for meeting its obligations under the National Partnership Agreement on Preventive Health (NPAPH). It builds on the previous Framework (2007 - 2011), and plans to lower the incidence of avoidable chronic disease and injury by facilitating improvements in health behaviours and environments over the next five years.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Drug and Alcohol Office (2012)

Alcohol support plan 2012-2015.

Perth: Government of Western Australia

This plan summarises the Government of Western Australia's key objectives and supporting initiatives to prevent and respond to problematic alcohol use. The identifies priority groups including:

  • Aboriginal people and communities
  • children and young people
  • people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drug problems
  • people in rural and remote areas
  • families, including alcohol and other drug using parents
  • offenders.

Abstract adapted from Government of Western Australia

Drug and Alcohol Office (2012)

Drug and alcohol interagency strategic framework for Western Australia 2011-2015: capacity building, coordination and monitoring support plan 2012-2015.

Perth: Government of Western Australia

This support plan outlines the Governments of Western Australia's key objectives and supporting initiatives that will be implemented to provide systems to prevent and address emerging issues relating to alcohol and other drugs. The plan identifies priority population groups including:

  • Aboriginal people
  • children and young people
  • people with co-occurring mental health and alcohol and other drug problems
  • families, including alcohol and other drug using parents
  • offenders.

Abstract adapted from Government of Western Australia

Drug and Alcohol Office (2012)

Drug and alcohol interagency strategic framework for Western Australia 2011-2015: illicit drug support plan 2012-2015.

Perth: Government of Western Australia

This support plan outlines the Government of Western Australia's key objectives and supporting initiatives to prevent and respond to problematic drug use. The plan identifies priority population groups including:

  • Aboriginal people and communities
  • children and young people
  • people with co-occurring mental health and alcohol and other drug use problems
  • people in rural and remote areas
  • families, including alcohol and other drug using parents
  • offenders.

Abstract adapted from Government of Western Australia

Drug and Alcohol Office (WA) (2012)

Volatile substance use support plan 2012-2015.

Perth: Drug and Alcohol Office (WA)

This support plan outlines the Western Australia's key strategic areas and supporting initiatives to prevent and respond to volatile substance use. The plan is in support of the strategic areas of:

  • focusing on prevention
  • intervening before problems become entrenched
  • effective la enforcement approaches
  • effective treatment and support services
  • strategic coordination and capacity building.

Abstract adapted from Government of Western Australia

Kimberley Dental Team (2012)

Kimberley Dental Team: strategic plan 2012-2016.

Midland, WA: Kimberley Dental Team

The plan outlines the strategic direction for the Kimberley Dental Team over four years. The team predicts the following outcomes:

  • Aboriginal children will understand and practice good dental hygiene
  • Aboriginal adults will be aware of the value of dental hygiene and expect to keep their teeth for life
  • teaching staff and healthcare workers are confident and competent in delivering dietary and dental health education in a way that is engaging and positive
  • infrastructure is available that is encourages good dental health
  • capacity to extend the organisations model to all Australian children in need.

Abstract adapted from Kimberely Dental Team

Western Australian Department of Health (2012)

WA Health operational plan 2011-2012.

Perth, WA: Western Australian Department of Health

This report aligns with the Western Australian (WA) Health Strategic Intent 2010-2015 and its release each year enables each area health service and division within WA Health to develop localised operational plans that detail priorities specific to each work area.

The priorities within the plan are grouped into four strategic intent pillars:

  • caring for individuals and the community
  • caring for those who need it most
  • making best use of funds and resources
  • supporting our team.

Abstract adapted from Government of Western Australia

Western Australian Waste Authority (2012)

Western Australian Waste Strategy: 'Creating the right environment'.

Perth: Western Australian Waste Authority

This report aims to engage the Western Australian community over the next decade in moving to a low-waste society by providing the required knowledge, infrastructure and incentives to change behaviour.

The key drivers that have shaped the strategies and targets in the report include:

  • the need to lift the effectiveness of planning for long-term waste management at a State level
  • access to data and information to underpin the measurement of strategies and services
  • significant opportunities to improve performance on construction, demolition, commercial and industrial waste recovery
  • consolidation and improvement in municipal waste collection and processing performance
  • a desire to do better on packaging waste management, litter recovery and other problematic wastes
  • improved landfill practices and incentives to reduce waste to landfill.

Abstract adapted from Western Australian Waste Authority

2011

Commissioner for Children and Young People Western Australia (2011)

Report of the inquiry into the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people in Western Australia.

Perth: Commissioner for Children and Young People Western Australia

Health Networks Branch (2011)

WA Chronic Health Conditions Framework 2011–2016.

Perth: Department of Health, Western Australia

This framework was developed as an overarching guide to provide the right care at the right time by the right team in the right place for Western Australians with chronic health conditions.

The framework is guided by the following principles:

  • integration and service coordination
  • interdisciplinary care planning and case management
  • evidence-based and consumer-centred care
  • health literacy and self-management for chronic health conditions.

Abstract adapted from Government of Western Australia

Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program (2011)

Hepatitis C model of care implementation plan 2010-2014.

Perth: Department of Health, Western Australia

This report establishes an implementation plan for the Hepatitis C Virus Model of Care and associated recommendations.

The intent of the model of care is to:

  • reduce the number of people contracting hepatitis C virus by enhanced prevention and intervention strategies
  • increase the current number of patients receiving treatment at least to levels that will have an impact on the epidemic curve.

Abstract adapted from Government of Western Australia

Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program (2011)

Implementation plan for Western Australia for the national hepatitis B strategy 2010-2013.

Perth: Department of Health, Western Australia

This report establishes an implementation plan for Western Australia for the National Hepatitis B Strategy 2010-2013.

The intent of the implementation plan is to:

  • outline strategies and actions required to progress the key recommendations made in the National Hepatitis B Strategy 2010-2013
  • identify members of the partnership/s that need to be further developed
  • define key performance indicators to monitor the effectiveness of the actions outlines in the plan
  • be aligned with other relevant state and national plans and strategies.

Abstract adapted from Government of Western Australia

West Australian Country Health Service Renal Dialysis Plan Working Party (2011)

Gascoyne Health District WA Country Health Service – Midwest service plan 2010-2020 final version.

Perth, WA: West Australian Country Health Service

This report aims to establish the health service delivery strategy for the Gascoyne Health District within the WA Country Health Service's (WACHS) Midwest region.

The objectives of this document are to:

  • outline the planning context for the development of this service plan and the strategic directions for service planning within the Gascoyne District
  • provide an overview of the catchment population including the demography and epidemiology of the area
  • outline the current scope of health care services in the Gascoyne, including the external services that work in partnership with WACHS
  • define the current and projected demand for healthcare services across the catchment area and establish the key directions for future health care delivery in each service category
  • outline the range of factors that will influence the ability to implement the proposed service delivery strategies and models of care.

Abstract adapted from Government of Western Australia

West Australian Country Health Service Renal Dialysis Plan Working Party (2011)

Kutjungka Region clinical services plan.

Perth, WA: West Australian Country Health Service

This service plan aims to map the provision of health services in the Aboriginal communities of Balgo, Billiluna and Mulan, known collectively as the Kutjungka region, in the East Kimberley of Western Australia. The plan will allow health service providers and community leaders to develop a strategic direction for delivering health services in these communities.

The objectives of this service plan are to:

  • describe the current profile of primary health service delivery in the Kutjungka region communities of Balgo, Billiluna and Mulan
  • highlight the Kutjungka populations key health service needs and the implications of those needs for service planning
  • note the existing challenges and issues that underpin service and facility planning in the Kutjungka as observed by clinicians and community members
  • document current service activity in order to predict future service activity for the clinics at Balgo, Billiluna and Mulan
  • recommend future service delivery priorities for health services in the region.

Abstract adapted from West Australian Country Health Service

West Australian Country Health Service Renal Dialysis Plan Working Party (2011)

South West Coastal Health service plan: Busselton, Margaret River and Augusta final version.

Perth, WA: West Australian Country Health Service

West Australian Country Health Service Renal Dialysis Plan Working Party (2011)

Tom Price and Paraburdoo health service, West Pilbara health district: WA country health service final version.

Perth, WA: West Australian Country Health Service

2010

Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program (2010)

HIV model of care implementation plan 2010-2014.

Perth: Department of Health, Western Australia

This report establishes an implementation plan for Western Australia for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Model of Care.

The intent of the implementation plan is to:

  • reduce the incidence of HIV
  • reduce the risk behaviours associated with the transmission of HIV
  • increase the proportion of people living with HIV on treatments with undetectable viral load
  • decrease the number of people with undiagnosed HIV infection
  • improve the quality of life of people living with HIV.

Abstract adapted from West Australian Department of Health

Sexual Health and Blood-borne Virus Program (2010)

STI model of care implementation plan 2010-2014.

Perth: Department of Health, Western Australia

This report establishes an implementation plan for Western Australia for the Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) Model of Care.

The intent of the implementation plan is to:

  • increase community awareness and knowledge of STIs and the capacity to reduce the risk of transmission
  • increase use of condoms
  • increase STI testing within the priority population groups
  • increase diagnosis, treatment and management of STIs including efective contact tracing.

Abstract adapted from West Australian Department of Health

West Australian Country Health Service (2010)

WA Country Health Service operational plan 2010/11.

Perth, WA: West Australian Country Health Service

This report aims to set out the operations of the Western Australia Country Health Service (WACHS) for the period of 2010-2011.

The intent of the WACHS operational plan is to:

  • close the gap to improve Indigenous health
  • provide service delivery according to need
  • provide a fair share for country health
  • increase workforce stability.

Abstract adapted from West Australian Country Health Service

West Australian Country Health Service Renal Dialysis Plan Working Party (2010)

Karratha Health Campus, West Pilbara Health District WA Country Health Service - Pilbara service plan: a health service delivery strategy 2010 - 2020: final.

Perth, WA: West Australian Country Health Service

This report aims to provide the service delivery strategy of health services in the catchment area of West Pilbara Health District, Pilbara region and Western Australia Country Health Service (WACHS).

The objectives of the plan include:

  • outlining the planning context for the development of this service plan and the strategic directions for service planning within the West Pilbara Health District
  • provide an overview of the catchment population including the demography and epidemiology of the district
  • outline the current scope of health care services in the West Pilbara Health District including the external services that work in partnership with WACHS
  • outlining the current and projected demand for healthcare services across the district and establish the key directions for future health care delivery in each service area
  • identify functional operational requirements that underpin the future service models of care.

Abstract adapted from West Australian Country Health Service Renal Dialysis Plan Working Party

West Australian Country Health Service Renal Dialysis Plan Working Party (2010)

Onslow Health Service, West Pilbara Health District WA Country Health Service - Pilbara service plan: final version.

Perth, WA: West Australian Country Health Service

This report summarises key service planning issues for health services in the Onslow area of Western Australia.

The key objectives of the service plan are to:

  • outline planning context for the development of the document
  • provide an overview of the catchment population and their health needs, including the demography and epidemiology of the catchment are and demand of service
  • describe the current status of healthcare service delivery in Onslow and the anticipated future needs of the cathcment area
  • identify the key issues of the current services
  • propose strategies for improving health service delivery for the local residents of Onslow and surrounding areas.

Abstract adapted from West Australian Country Health Service Renal Dialysis Plan Working Group

West Australian Country Health Service Renal Dialysis Plan Working Party (2010)

South East Coastal District WA Country Health Service – Goldfields service plan: a health service delivery strategy 2010 - 2020.

Perth, WA: West Australian Country Health Service

This report aims to provide a service delivery strategy for catchment areas in Western Australia (WA) including the South East Coastal District, Goldfields region and WA Country health service. The key objectives of the plan are to:

  • outline planning context for development of the service plan and strategic directions for service planning
  • provide an overview of the catchment population including the demography and epidemiology of the district
  • outline current scope of health care services
  • outline current and projected demand for healthcare services across the catchment areas and establish the key directions for future health care delivery in each service area
  • identify functional operational requirements that underpin the future service models of care.

Abstract adapted from West Australian Country Health Service

West Australian Country Health Service Renal Dialysis Plan Working Party (2010)

WACHS renal dialysis plan 2010 to 2021: final version.

Perth, WA: West Australian Country Health Service

This report provides agreed strategies for meeting the need for dialysis services across Western Australian Country Health Service (WACHS) for the next ten years. The report has been developed by the WACHS Renal Dialysis Reference Group in conjunction with clinicians and renal physicians across WACHS and metropolitan tertiary providers.

Abstract adapted from West Australian Country Health Service Renal Dialysis Plan Working Group

Western Australia Department of Corrective Services (2010)

Offender drug and alcohol strategy 2010 - 2014: Western Australia Department of Corrective Services.

Perth, WA: Department of Corrective Services, Western Australia

The Department of Corrective Services' Offender drug and alcohol strategy 2010 - 2014 has been developed to address the specific needs of offenders in custody and under community supervision by providing a platform to address the harm caused from licit and illicit drug use. The strategy will ensure a range of measures are delivered to reduce offender drug use and prevent the associated harm. The strategy has a strong law enforcement approach, in addition to a holistic rehabilitative approach, to foster behaviour change that encourages law abiding lifestyles by reducing re-offending.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Western Australian Department of Health (2010)

WA Health clinical services framework 2010-2020.

Perth, WA: Western Australian Department of Health

Western Australian Department of Health (2010)

WA Health operational plan 2010-2011.

Perth, WA: Western Australian Department of Health

Western Australian Department of Housing (2010)

Affordable housing strategy 2010-2020: opening doors to affordable housing.

Perth, WA: Department of Housing, Western Australian

2009

Waldron T (2009)

Liquor restrictions for Pilbara community.

Perth: Minister Assisting the Minister for Health, Western Australia

West Australian Country Health Service (2009)

Revitalising WA Country Health Service 2009-2012: WA Country Health Service operational plan 2009/10.

Perth, WA: West Australian Country Health Service

Western Australian Department of Health Mental Health Division (2009)

Western Australian suicide prevention strategy 2009 - 2013.

Perth: Western Australian Department of Health

Western Australian Department of Racing Gaming and Liquor (2009)

Restrictions in remote regions.

Perth, WA: Western Australian Department of Racing, Gaming and Liquor

2008

Corben BF, Logan DB, Johnston IR, Vulcan AP (2008)

Development of a new road safety strategy for Western Australia, 2008-2020.

Melbourne: Monash University Accident Research Centre

2007

WA Department of Health (2007)

Western Australian health promotion strategic framework 2007-2011.

Perth: WA Department of Health

West Australian Country Health Service (2007)

Foundations for Country Health Services: The WA Country Health Service strategic plan 2007 – 2010.

Perth, WA: West Australian Country Health Service

Western Australia Drug and Alcohol Office (2007)

Western Australia illicit amphetamine summit: government action plan.

Perth: Western Australia Drug and Alcohol Office

Western Australia Family and Domestic Violence Unit (2007)

Western Australian family and domestic violence action plan 2007–2008.

Perth, WA: Western Australia Department for Communities

Western Australian Department of Water (2007)

Western Australia's implementation plan for the National Water Initiative.

Perth, WA: Western Australian Department of Water

2006

Western Australia Family and Domestic Violence Unit (2006)

Progress report of the Western Australian family and domestic violence action plan 2005-2006.

Perth, WA: Western Australia Department for Communities

Western Australia Family and Domestic Violence Unit (2006)

Review of the Regional Family and Domestic Violence Committee Model.

Perth, WA: Western Australia Department for Communities

2005

Western Australia Family and Domestic Violence Unit (2005)

Western Australian family and domestic violence action plan 2005-2006.

Perth, WA: Western Australia Department for Communities

Western Australian Health Networks (2005)

WA health cancer services framework.

Perth: Western Australian Department of Health, Health Networks

2004

Health Department of Western Australia (2004)

The falls policy for older Western Australians.

Perth: Health Department of Western Australia

WA Aged Care Advisory Council (2004)

Transitions action plan for Western Australia 2004-2007.

Perth: Health Department of Western Australia

2003

WA Aged Care Advisory Council (2003)

State aged care plan for Western Australia, 2003-2008.

Perth: Health Department of Western Australia

1974

Government of Western Australia (1974)

Report of the Western Australian Royal Commission into Aboriginal Affairs.

Perth: Government of Western Australia

 
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