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Initiaitves aimed at improving health outcomes for Indigenous Austalians
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‘Joined up’ services can deliver better results for Indigenous communities, but evidence is lacking (AIHW)

Existing partnerships between Indigenous communities, governments and service providers are providing lessons on how best to coordinate service delivery, according to a resource sheet released today on the Closing the Gap Clearinghouse website.
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Health spending per Indigenous Australian highest in remote areas

In Remote and very remote areas of Australia, health spending on selected health services per person is around $2.41 for Indigenous Australians for every $1.00 spent on non-Indigenous Australians, according to a report released today by the...
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Addressing acute diabetes and chronic health problems in remote Indigenous communities

Watch how Caritas Australia is helping to address acute diabetes and chronic health problems in remote Indigenous communities through partnering with Indigenous organisation like the Unity of First People of Australia (UFPA).
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What is Closing the gap? Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

What is Closing the gap?  Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet | PDHPE - ATSI Health Issues | Scoop.it

Closing the gap is a strategy that aims to reduce Indigenous disadvantage with respect to life expectancy, child mortality, access to early childhood education, educational achievement and employment outcomes. Endorsed by the Australian Government in March 2008, Closing the gap is a formal commitment developed in response, to the call of the Social Justice Report 2005 [1] to achieve Indigenous health equality within 25 years.

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Indigenous Sports Program - Get Involved

The Australian Sports Commission's Indigenous Sports ambassadors Adam Goodes, Bianca Franklin and Patrick Johnson tell us why it is so important for Indigeno...
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High demand for hearing services among Indigenous children in NT

Almost 1,300 children were referred for hearing health services as part of the child health checks in the Northern Territory, and 70% of children have received follow up services, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of...
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Indigenous elders to train up "child doctors" - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

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Elders in Alice Springs are selecting children aged under 10 to train them up to be so-called child doctors.
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Indigenous health programs

As an Aboriginal woman employed in a mainstream health organization (Plenty Valley Health), Jacqui describes the Indigenous programs they offer.

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Improving Indigenous Health with More Indigenous Doctors

It is believed the production of more Indigenous doctors will help improve the appalling statistics on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. Indigenous people are still lagging behind the rest of the country in terms of life expectancy, infant mortality and chronic disease.
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