Two major cancer strategies aiming to improve health outcomes for Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians have been released in the past month.
NACCHO’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cancer Plan was co-designed with the ACCHO sector to change cancer experiences and create a new foundation for partnership in Australia’s national approach to cancer control. The plan aims to meet the needs of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples including intersectional groups such as people with a disablility or other chronic conditions and people from the LBTQIA+ community.
Developed by Cancer Australia, the 10-year Australian Cancer Plan (the Plan) is a future-focused plan designed to improve cancer outcomes, particularly for those groups whose health outcomes are poorer.
The ground-breaking national strategy sets out strategic objectives, ambitions, goals and priority actions for cancer control. The plan was developed in consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.