NACCHO and RACGP release third edition of the National Guide for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

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NACCHO and RACGP have jointly produced the third edition of the National Guide to a preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) and The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) have jointly produced the third edition of the National Guide to a preventive health assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

The National Guide is a practical resource intended for all health professionals delivering primary healthcare to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It aims to provide health professionals with an accessible, user-friendly guide to best practice in preventive healthcare for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients.

This edition:

  • provides a comprehensive and concise set of recommendations for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients, with additional information about tailoring advice depending on risk and need
  • advises health practitioners on activities that can help prevent and detect early and unrecognised disease
  • promotes health in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, allowing for local and regional variations
  • encourages clinicians to consider the social determinants of health when providing preventive healthcare.

The guide includes the following new topics and features:

  • fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
  • preventing child maltreatment – supporting families to optimise child safety and wellbeing
  • family abuse and violence
  • prevention of lung cancer
  • young person lifecycle summary wall chart.

Check out this document to read what's new in the third edition of the National Guide.  

For further information and to download the National Guide, click here.

On Saturday 12 May, NACCHO AND RACGP are hosting a half-day workshop in Sydney to introduce the third edition of the National Guide to GPs and health professionals. Click here for more information and to register.