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What do Aboriginal Australians want from their aged care system? Community connection is number one

The Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population is ageing at a much faster rate than the non-Indigenous population. Aboriginal Australians record high mid-life rates of multiple chronic diseases including heart disease and stroke, lung disease, and type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes, for example, is more than twice as common in the Indigenous population than the non-Indigenous population. [...]

By |2019-07-03T18:31:03+11:00July 5th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Cultural safety crucial in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander healthcare

In a joint statement the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association, Public Health Association of Australia, Consumers Health Forum of Australia and National Rural Health Alliance have endorsed the need for health care providers and professions to 'seriously embrace' the concept of cultural safety if they are to be agents in improving health outcomes for indigenous [...]

By |2018-03-29T12:01:08+11:00March 29th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Screening Matters in indigenous cancer health

In the indigenous community life expectancy remains at 10 years lower than for non-indigenous Australians. Dr Lisa Whop from the Menzies School of Health Research spoke today about improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people at the Aboriginal Cancer Network Forum. She pointed out the increasing gap in cancer mortality between indigenous [...]

By |2018-03-20T14:40:27+11:00March 20th, 2018|News|0 Comments