Abstract: In 2003, a series of papers was commissioned to provide information, analysis and advice to Government as part of a Review of the Australian Government’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Program. The Review examined issues relating to funding for comprehensive primary health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the impact of activity in this area. The commissioned material complemented information obtained from previous reviews and evaluations as well as that obtained from program data. An Interdepartmental Committee (IDC) oversaw the Review process. Members of the IDC were from the Australian Government Departments of the Treasury; Prime Minister and Cabinet; Finance and Administration; Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs; Health and Ageing (Chair); and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services. This is Volume 1 of the published Review papers. It is the major external assessment undertaken for the Review and it draws on the findings of all commissioned papers as well as material from a range of other sources. The papers in this series are: Volume 1. National Strategies for Improving Indigenous Health and Health Care by Judith Dwyer, Kate Silburn and Gai Wilson, La Trobe University. Volume 2. Investment Analysis of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Program in the Northern Territory by Carol Beaver, Centre for Chronic Disease, University of Queensland and Yuejen Zhao, Health Gains Planning Unit, Department of Health and Community Services, Northern Territory. Volume 3. Costings Models for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Services by Econtech Pty Ltd. Volume 4. Capacity Development in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Service Delivery – Case Studies by Cindy Shannon and Helen Longbottom, School of Population Health, University of Queensland. Volume 5. Cancer, Health Services & Indigenous Australians by John Condon, Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Tropical Health. Volume 6. Maternal and Child Health Care Services: Actions in the Primary Health Care Setting to Improve the Health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women of Childbearing Age, Infants and Young Children by Sandra Eades, Menzies School of Health Research. Volume 7. Substance Misuse and Primary Health Care among Indigenous Australians by Dennis Gray, National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology; Sherry Saggers, Centre for Social Research, Edith Cowan University; David Atkinson, Rural Clinical School, University of Western Australia and Phillipa Strempel, National Drug Research Institute, Curtin University of Technology.
Notes: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care Review: Consultant report 1. See also Report 2 by Carol Beaver and Yuejen Zhao