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 (National Guide).
The National Guide is a practical resource intended for all health professionals delivering primary healthcare to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples. Its purpose is to provide health professionals with an accessible, user friendly guide to best practice in preventive healthcare for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients.
- equips primary healthcare providers and their teams with 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 on activities that can help prevent disease, detect early and unrecognised disease, and promote health in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, while allowing for local and regional variations
- encourages clinicians to consider the social determinants of health when providing preventive healthcare
- 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
For further information, or to download the National Guide or other supporting documentation, please visit: https://www.racgp.org.au/your-practice/guidelines/national-guide/