The State Government has a strong interest in the health of Aboriginal people and supports that interest with a wide range of services.
All State funded hospitals and health services are required to give special attention to the needs of Aboriginal people and ensure services are provided in a culturally appropriate manner.
Every effort is made to find new ways of working with Aboriginal communities, general practitioners, hospitals and non-government organisations to improve Aboriginal health.
In addition to the wide range of health care services provided, the State also funds various high priority projects that are aimed at improving the health of Aboriginal families, disease prevention in Aboriginal people, environmental health in Aboriginal communities, nutrition and substance abuse.
Other programs are targeted at improving the provision of health and medical services in remote Aboriginal communities.
Further support is provided by a growing network of community controlled Aboriginal health services and other community organisations.