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Indigenous health


There are many opportunities for pharmacists to help improve the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, but it’s a complex area to work in, writes Karalyn …

Homelessness needs to be addressed if governments really want to Close the Gap by 2030, according to Public Health Association of Australia CEO Michael Moore. A report published today in …

Further steps need to be taken to ensure health equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples according to Public Health Association of Australia Vice President of Aboriginal and Torres …

The Australian Medical Association says it is pleased to see some improvement in a number of key indicators for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, but warns that a long-term …

The gap in health that leads to lower life expectancy and poorer health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can be tracked from birth and early childhood, according …

More than half (54%) of all Australians  report having at least one long-term eye health condition, with nearly half the population wearing glasses or contact lenses, according to data released …

A leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Suicide Prevention body has warned that Christmas is a susceptible time for both young and old in the community who may struggle with …

It is becoming increasingly clear that a number of the ‘Closing the Gap’ targets will not be met, according to a Productivity Commission report released today. The Council of Australian …

The Heart Foundation is calling for a renewed focus on prevention and acute care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, in the wake of more damning data on chronic …

The Public Health Association of Australia has welcomed the release of the Implementation Plan for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. According to Adjunct Associate Professor Carmen Parter, who is …

Minister for Rural Health Fiona Nash has launched an Implementation Plan to help Close the Gap by improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The Implementation Plan …

Of all deaths in Australia in 2012, almost 50,000—or 34%— can be considered premature, according to new data released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. Premature deaths …