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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Volume 376

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples live about 10 years less than non-Indigenous Australians. Since 2006, the ‘closing the gap’ campaign has been pursued in collaboration between government and health, welfare and rights agencies to try and close the health and life expectancy gap within a generation. The health disadvantages experienced by Indigenous Australians are shaped by history and the broader social and economic conditions in which they live; progress has been slow and mixed. This book evaluates the progress made towards closing the gap. How can Indigenous outcomes be improved across a range of key social and economic determinants of health and wellbeing?

Contents:

Chapter 1: Health status of indigenous Australians

  • The context of indigenous health
  • Survey reveals health challenges for Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health survey: first results
  • Indigenous health isn’t all bad news
  • Life expectancy estimates for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians

Chapter 2: Closing the gap in indigenous Health

  • What works? Addressing the social and economic determinants of indigenous health
  • Closing the gap: PM delivers mixed report card on indigenous disadvantage
  • Closing the gap report card
  • Closing the gap PM’s report
  • Living up to the close the gap challenge
  • PM”s indigenous affairs challenge is to deliver on his ambition
  • Closing the gap: we know what works so why don’t we do it?
  • Indigenous affairs: close the gap but open the conversation
  • Close the gap: progress and priorities
  • Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health performance framework
  • Indigenous reform 2011 – 12: comparing performance across Australia
  • Slow progress in closing the gap according to COAG
  • Federal government announces 10 year policy framework for indigenous health
  • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health plan at a glance
  • Future initiatives to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Worksheets and activities; Fast facts; Glossary; Web links; Index

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Volume 376

Author: Editor: Justin Healey

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