Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (ATSI)
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are the biggest Priority health issue regarding the Social justice principle, Priority population group, prevalence, potential for prevention and early intervention and the cost to the community. Health issues all need to have these basic areas to make it a priority health issue.
Social justice principle allows the ATSI population to have participation in health care, equity, access to medical care and the basic rights as all the rest of Australia has. The social justice principle focuses on what going wrong with the low health of the ATSI population. For example certain area where ATSI people live are going to be focused on to make that particular are of people to get access to health services.
Priority population groups of ATSI people are people who are more at risk of not getting the proper health access. These include rural and remote people as they don’t have the access to the health services that someone in the coast or the city would have. Also low socioeconomic people are more likely to be ATSI as they have a low education and are not employed. This is a disadvantage to the ATSI as they can’t afford the services. The social justice comes in and has provided Medicare to all Australians.
Prevalence of ATSI population is of curtain disease and health conditions that affect the ATSI people. The ASTI people are a big part of Australia as it is twenty five percent of Australia’s population. This allows governments and health care services to see where the areas are more affected and act apond it.
The potential of prevention and early intervention for ATSI people are to help with the health gap of life expectancy with no ATSI people. This try’s to help prevent conditions such as cardiovascular disease (CVD) and Cancer in ATSI people. For example, this could include centre to combat CVD and cancer and to educate on how to get prevent from getting these diseases.
The cost to the individual and community helps to fund better health for ATSI people. Funding can help for prevention and early intervention treatments. This can be incentives to eat better to battle CVD and centres to promote better health. Social justice principal can be affected in this as it allows ATSI people to get access to health services.
In conclusion all of these areas re-enforces ATSI people to be a priority health area.
Identify and describe one health promotion initiative and evaluate how it supports and exemplifies the action areas of the Ottawa Charter.
‘Closing the gap’.
Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health. A health promotion initiative that targets ATSI people is the ‘closing the gap’ campaign. This enables a strategy that aims to reduce Indigenous disadvantage with respect to life expectancy, child mortality, access to early childhood education, educational achievement and employment outcomes. The aim of this promotion area is to work together to achieve equality in health status and life expectancy between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians.
Building healthy public policy for this promotion is to allow ATSI people to have an employment. Governments have given out insensitive, such as rebates to employ ATSI people and give them skills for the work force. This is then allowing the gap of health…