Attachment A: Implementation Plan

Attachment A for 2012/13 Annual Report - Element 3 - National Partnership Agreement - Indigenous Early Childhood Development

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Element 3: Increase access to, and use of, maternal and child health services by Indigenous families (New Directions – an equal start in life for Indigenous children)

Plan period: 2009-2014

The New Directions Mothers and Babies Services
MilestoneWhat are we trying to do? (Aim)Who will do it? (Roles and responsibilities)How are we going to do it? (Strategies)How will we know how we are going? (Measures)What is the estimated cost? ($)
Service Delivery
2009-10
Increase access to child and maternal health services in priority regions across Australia.OATSIH will select and approve sites, provide funding to service providers, manage funding agreements, consult with stakeholders to review existing investment and identify priority regions for new sites.
Primary health care providers will establish and deliver services that increase access to child and maternal services for Indigenous families, in particular:
  • Antenatal care;
  • Standard information about baby care;
  • Practical advice and assistance with breast-feeding, nutrition and parenting;
  • Monitoring children’s developmental milestones, immunisation and infections; and health checks and treatment for children before starting school.
Select, approve and fund Wave 3 sites.
Provide funding for additional Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarships.

Manage funding agreements with Waves 1 & 2 sites.

Consult with stakeholders to review Waves 1-3 investment and identify priority regions for Wave 4.
Suitable Wave 3 proposals are received from eligible primary health care providers.

New services are funded in priority regions.


Waves 1 & 2 sites are operational.


Outcomes of consultations are recorded.

Minister approves priority regions for Wave 4.
$19,308,000 (new and existing services)

$344,000 (Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarships)
Service Delivery
2010-2011
Select and fund Wave 5 sites.
Provide funding for additional Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarships.

Establish Wave 4 sites.

Manage funding agreements for Waves 1-4 sites.

Complete Departmental program review
Suitable Wave 5 proposals are received from eligible primary health providers and new services are funded in priority regions.

Wave 4 sites are operational.

Waves 1-4 sites are operational.


Results of review are incorporated into ongoing program.
$31,239,000 (new and existing services)

$537,000 (Puggy Hunter Memorial Scholarships)
ManagementManage New Directions Mothers and Babies Services program and funding.OATSIH2009-10
Plan, develop and implement Wave 3 funding round.

Manage funding agreements for existing sites.

2010-11
Plan, develop and implement Wave 4 funding round.

Manage funding agreements for existing sites.

2011-12
Plan and manage a Departmental program review.
Plan, develop and implement Wave 5 funding round.

Manage funding agreements existing sites.
2009-10
Wave 3 funding is fully committed.


Waves 1 & 2 sites are operational.


2010-11
Wave 4 funding is fully committed.


Waves 1-3 sites are operational.


2011-12
Program review is completed and results incorporated into ongoing program.

Wave 5 funding is fully committed.


Waves 1-4 sites are operational.
2009-10
$688,000

2010-11
$645,000
2011-12
$480,000
Linkages and CoordinationMinimise duplication and overlap between the IECD NP Agreements and initiatives and maximise Commonwealth’s investment.OATSIH and Aboriginal Health Partnership Forums in each jurisdictionongoing
Maintain links and share information with DEEWR, FACHSIA, State and Territory Governments.

Work with S/T Governments and ACC health sector to review existing investments and coordinate planning of priority regions.
ongoing
Outcomes of consultations with Aboriginal Health Partnership Forums are documented.

Information on Commonwealth investment is shared with key stakeholders through Aboriginal Health Partnership Forums in each jurisdiction.
Services target areas of high need in priority regions that complement S&T Government and ACCH sector funding.
ongoing
Community InvolvementCommonwealth investment and priority regions for the New Directions Mothers and Babies Services take account of the needs of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in each jurisdiction.OATSIH and Aboriginal Health Partnership Forums in each jurisdictionongoing
Consultations will occur each year, when new planning data becomes available.

The Aboriginal Community Controlled Health sector will review existing Commonwealth investment and contribute to the identification of priority regions for new funding.
ongoing
Information on program shared with ACCH sector through Aboriginal Health Partnership Forums.

Services target areas of high need in priority regions.
ongoing
Risk ManagementRisks associated with the implementation of New Directions Mothers and Babies Services program are identified and managed.OATSIHongoing
Risk management plans are reviewed each year and updated as required.

Risk management plans will be completed for each stage of the funding process (including stakeholder issues, linkages and coordination) and for individual services.
ongoing
Issues are dealt with as they arise, according to risk management plan.
ongoing

NOTE

Funding from 1 January 2008 to 30 June 2012 of $90.3 million is provided for Element 3 COPE under New Directions Mothers and Babies Services (a component of the New Directions: An Equal Start in Life for Indigenous Children – Closing the Gap Budget Measure).

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