Annual Report 2020-2021, Northern Territory Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee, Office of the Coroner
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3 Northern Territory Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee Annual Report 2020-21 The Committees Recommendations One of the function of the CDRPC, as outlined in Section 210(d) of the Care and Protection of Children Act 2007, is to make recommendation about child deaths, diseases and accidents involving children, and other related matters (such as childhood morbidity and mortality), whether alone or with others. The Act also requires that our annual report include any recommendations made by the Committee during that year and the implementation during that year of any recommendations made by the Committee. In monitoring recommendations, the Committee recognises that agencies may take time to fully implement those that are accepted, and may make changes incrementally. In that context, the Committee have decided each year whether to Continue monitoring the recommendation; Close a recommendation on the basis that the Committee is satisfied the recommendation has been met. At present there is one previous open recommendation relating to Obesity and Type 2 diabetes. This recommendation is detailed below, along with a summary of agency responses and the Committees comments on progress. Original correspondence from the agency also follows below. Progress of previous recommendation/s Recommendation - Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes 2018 2019 CDRPC Annual Report Recommend that the Northern Territory Government consider a Territory wide plan to prevent and reduce obesity and type 2 diabetes. Background to the recommendation In 2020, the Northern Territory Minister for Health advised the National Obesity Strategy is now progressing under the Australian Health Ministers Advisory Committee and Health Council and is expected to be finalised by the end of 2020. The Department of Health will work with government, non-government and community controlled organisations to consider implementation of the National Obesity Strategy specific to the needs of Territorians. This provides a valuable opportunity to include a Northern Territory-wide plan to prevent and reduce obesity and type 2 diabetes, alongside an updated nutrition and physical activity strategy, the next chronic condition management and prevention strategy, and the recently developed Healthy Lifestyle Grants for local councils, as part of the Northern Territory implementation of the National Obesity Strategy. The Northern Territory Diabetes Network (the Network) is focused on reducing type 2 diabetes in Aboriginal youth. The Network has progressed a range of initiatives including: Delivering ongoing professional development through a number of presentations by leading clinicians at local seminars and conferences; Developed new screening and referral pathways for youth who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes and who are living with type 2 diabetes and who are living with type 2 diabetes;
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