Close The Gap

The Close the Gap coalition is calling on governments to take action to achieve Indigenous health equality within 25 years by:

  • increasing Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders’ access to health services
  • addressing critical social issues such as poor housing, nutrition, employment and education
  • building Indigenous control and participation in the delivery of health and other services
  • getting governments at state and national level to work in partnership with Indigenous communities, health organisations and experts to develop and monitor a plan to tackle the Indigenous health crisis
  • promoting real and meaningful partnerships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities and health services.

Partnership means giving people real influence at all stages of the decision-making process, and must be adequately resourced.


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