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Closing the Gap

National Chief Perry Bellegarde is a joyful man.
You could see it in the way he walked.
You could hear it in the way he talked. 275 more words

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NACCHO Health News : AMA Position Statement on Aboriginal Health – revised 2015

That in line with the late Dr Puggy Hunter’s statement that “The body parts approach has been a complete failure in Aboriginal health. There is no use treating the heart or the ears alone, when the whole person is in danger of breaking down” (July 1999), the AMA advocates that a holistic, culturally appropriate approach informs all areas of government policy development, which supersedes the current disease-based and fragmented policy and funding strategies. 1,451 more words

Aboriginal Health In The News

NACCHO NEWS: 2015 can be the turning point for Aboriginal Australia. Let's not waste it-Nova Peris OAM

Aboriginal people are no different. To close the gap, to achieve individual and collective goals, they need to believe in their own worth. They need to believe that they can succeed. 1,280 more words

Aboriginal Health In The News

NACCHO Health Survey News : Invite to contribute to the reform of our health system and delivering a Healthier Medicare.

“The Australian Government is inviting you to contribute to the reform of the health system and delivering a Healthier Medicare.

One of the priority areas is better supporting people with chronic and complex health conditions, including mental health conditions, through primary health care. 769 more words

Aboriginal Health In The News

Make it the law to close the gap

That is what the Scottish Government is aiming to do through their proposed Education (Scotland) Bill. The Bill contains fresh proposals that would require public authorities to report on how they are succeeding to close the education gap for the most disadvantaged young people. 295 more words


Tips for a local Living Wage Campaign

One way you can make a real impact on poverty where you live is by persuading local employers to pay the Living Wage. Tom Skinner, coordinator of the… 1,327 more words

Partners And Allies

Closing the gap in Scotland

Last year NDCS published the Close the Gap report which highlighted the unacceptable education attainment gap which exists for deaf young people in Scotland. Data published in 2014 showed that almost 10% of deaf school leavers had no qualifications compared with just 1% of pupils with no Additional Support Needs. 299 more words