Many Aboriginal people in Victoria enjoy good or excellent health however, as a group, they are more likely to experience poorer health outcomes than non-Aboriginal people. Person, family and community centered-care lies at the heart of good Aboriginal health service delivery, early intervention and prevention. It is locally developed, culturally informed and empowers Aboriginal people to make the best choices about their health.
Aboriginal people access both mainstream and Aboriginal community-controlled health services. All areas of the Department of Health & Human Services have a role to play in ensuring that Aboriginal Victorians get the best quality health care, regardless of the location or provider where care is sought.