Review of the Practice Incentives Program Indigenous Health Incentive (PIP IHI)

Closes 15 Jul 2019

Opened 4 Apr 2019

Overview

The Department of Health is currently undertaking a review of the Practice Incentives Program Indigenous Health Incentive (PIP IHI). This review aims to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the PIP IHI to support general practices to provide culturally appropriate health care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with chronic disease.

The PIP IHI was introduced in 2010 to promote best practice, culturally safe care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with chronic disease in mainstream GP practices, while also supporting the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health sector.

Why We Are Consulting

The Department is seeking submissions from organisations and individuals to understand how the PIP IHI works on the ground for clinics, clinicians and consumers.

The feedback we receive from your submission will help the Department to:

  • identify potential gaps and barriers in the current PIP IHI; and
  • consider options to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the PIP IHI.

How to give us your views:

This Consultation Paper provides an overview of how the PIP IHI works and invites your views on the PIP IHI opportunities for improvement. Several questions are posed throughout the paper to help generate ideas and stimulate discussion.

Share your views on some, or all of the consultation questions and email completed submissions to:

indigenousphcpolicy@health.gov.au

Submissions should be no more than 10 pages and be received by the Department by 15 July 2019 via email or post.

The postal address for submissions is:

Primary Health, Data and Evidence Branch, Indigenous Health Division

Department of Health

MDP 750, GPO Box 9848

Canberra ACT 2601

Enquiries can be directed to the contact officer listed at the top of this page.

The closing date for submissions has been extended to allow further time for submissions following a range of workshops that will be held in June and July 2019. Time and dates for workshops are still being finalised. Locations will likely include: Canberra; Sydney, Coffs Harbour, Brisbane, Townsville, Dalby, Adelaide, Mildura, Darwin and Perth. A digital workshop will also be held for stakeholders who are unable to attend face to face workshops. Further details will be provided shortly.

Give Us Your Views

Audiences

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
  • Academics
  • Non-government organisations
  • State government agencies
  • Commonwealth agencies
  • Local governments
  • Health professionals
  • Health workforce
  • General public
  • Community groups
  • Businesses
  • Contracted Service Providers
  • Aged care service providers

Interests

  • Chronic disease
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health