715 Preventative Health Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People- Health Promotion Materials

The 715 Preventative Health Assessment (also known as a Health Check) provides Aboriginal and 
Torres Strait Islander people the opportunity to have their health comprehensively assessed to 
identify risk factors for chronic disease to manage the good health of the patient through providing 
access to preventative and early intervention management strategies. 

Currently only 1 in 3 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people access the 715 Health Check in 
CSAPHN, the national target to reach for 2023 as part of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait 
Islander Health Plan is 2 in 3 people. 715 Health Assessments have been proven to increase health 
services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and has been effective in early detection of 
issues. The RACGP National Guideline provides more information, and more background to the 715 
Health Assessment as well as key data and research. 

In addition, as part of improving the quality of care the RACGP 5th edition Standards for General Practice provides that: 

Core Standard 4 – Health promotion and preventative activities: C4.1 A Our patients receive 
appropriately tailored information about health promotion, illness prevention, and preventive care. 
You must document in the patient’s health record discussions or activities relating to preventive health. 

Core Standard 5- C5.1 Diagnosis and management of health issues: C5.1 B Our clinical team supports 
consistent diagnosis and management of our patients. Use relevant clinical guidelines for treating patients 
who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin, and for preventing and managing 
​chronic diseases in these patients.

What is available
The Australian Department of Health have launched key resources to assist Aboriginal Community
Controlled Health Organisations and General Practice.

These include: 
Health Professional Brochure
Patient Journey to Good Health
Patient Brochure
Poster
 

Video resources are also available to assist with communicating the need for a 715 Preventative Health Assessment
Video for Health Professionals
Animation for Patients
Video for Patients

The Indigenous Health Project Officers in your area are able to assist your Practice in providing
support and advice in the delivery of services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people,
including necessary fundamentals to help get you started in 715 Health Check Promotion and further
supports, advice and information with follow-up care.

In addition, through support from your Indigenous Health Project Officers, on completion of a 715 Health Check,
Patients will be able to get a free Health Assessment Shirt or Cap. 

 

To get involved please contact the Indigenous Health Project Officer in your area

North West
Jacinta McKenzie
Country and Outback Health
Ph: (08) 8643 5600
Fax (08) 8642 3766
Web: http://cobh.com.au
Service Location: 12 Chapel Street, Port Augusta SA 5700
Josephine Bilney
Port Lincoln Aboriginal Health Service
Ph: (08) 8683 0162
Fax: (08) 8683 0126
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Web: http://www.plahs.org.au
Service Location: 19A Oxford Terrace, Port Lincoln SA 5606 
 
South and East  Yorke, Mid North, Gawler & Barossa

Sally Patten
Moorundi Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service
Ph: (08) 8531 0289
Fax: (08) 7089 0450
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Web: https://www.moorundi.org.au
Service Location: 1 Wharf Road, Murray Bridge, SA 5253
(Admin and Wellbeing Centre)

Amanda Richards
Sonder
Ph: (08) 8209 0700
Fax: (08) 8252 9433
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Web: http://www.sonder.net
Service Location: 2 Peachey Road, Edinburgh North SA 5113


Further Resources
Further information on Integrated Team Care is available in the Integrated Team Care Program Implementation Guidelines

RACGP
Standards for General Practice (5th edition)

RACGP & NACCHO
National Guide to a Preventative Health Assessment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People (3rd Edition)

SA Aboriginal Chronic Disease Consortium
Risk Assessment and Screening Protocol

MBS
MBS Online

Department of Health
The Australian Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment tool AUDRISK

715 Patient and Health Professional Resources
Health Professionals
Patients

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