Today the Prime Minister released the Close The Gap Report. I could and probably will write about it, but I want to talk to others about the health impact, the patients! But I will share this and it has a link to it
“It’s good that there have been some positive gains already made in areas like child and maternal health.
“We are still a long way from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people achieving the same health outcomes as other Australians,”
“That’s why it’s absolutely imperative that we continue to see commitments to programs and health care models that work – programs created by Aboriginal people, for Aboriginal people which involve them in their own health and support them to have brighter futures
NACCHO Chairperson, Matthew Cooke
Picture above Prime Minister Malcolm Turnball at the Close the Gap launch Parliament House : Photo Colin Cowell
The expansion of Aboriginal controlled primary health services and programs, the reduction of racism in the health system and investment in the Aboriginal health implementation plan are all key to improving the health outcomes of Aboriginal people now and for future generations.
NACCHO Chairperson, Matthew Cooke, marking…
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