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NACCHO #WeAreIndigenous on International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples AMA calls for a whole-of- Government approach to close our health inequalities

“Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people will not achieve equal health outcomes until their educational, economic, and social disadvantages have been eliminated.

“We still have much work to do as a nation to close the gap in life expectancy and the overall health of Indigenous Australians compared with the rest of the community. 245 more words

Members NEWS

NACCHO #PCHCH Health Care Homes News : What can #PCHCH learn from our #ACCHO model ?

“Learning from Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations:

ACCHOs have very successfully looked beyond the biomedical approach to health and reduced cultural and financial barriers to primary care. 1,741 more words

Aboriginal Health In The News

NACCHO Research News : Call for research priorities in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health


NHMRC invites stakeholders and members of the public to submit research priorities in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, which could form the subject of a Targeted Call for Research (TCR).  539 more words

Federal Government News

NACCHO News : AMA’s President commits to Taskforce on Indigenous health - an agreed national priority-

 “As the new President of the AMA I will, like my predecessors, chair the AMA’s Taskforce on Indigenous health. This recognises and emphasises the importance of the AMA’s efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and our desire to keep ‘Closing the Gap’ initiatives at the top of our agenda. 811 more words

Aboriginal Health In The News

NACCHO #HealthElection16 latest review confirms high rates of diabetes among Aboriginal people

 “The review found that after age-adjustment, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are: more than three times as likely as non-Indigenous people to have diabetes; four times as likely to be hospitalised for diabetes as non-Indigenous people; and that diabetes is the second leading underlying cause of death among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people… 346 more words

Close The Gap

NACCHO Women's Health News Alert : Aboriginal women's lives really do matter

“Lynette was battered, bruised and ultimately destroyed by men’s violence. It was ended by the most obscene disregard for her humanity. The system did not protect her and justice has not been done. 1,085 more words


NACCHO #healthelection16 : Client contacts at Aboriginal health organisations continue to increase

Australian Government-funded primary health care organisations saw around 435,000 individual clients through over 3.5 million episodes of care, an average of 8.2 episodes of care per client, in 2014-15, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). 749 more words

Aboriginal Health In The News