Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

Cover - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
  • Volume 376
  • Editor: Justin Healey
  • Print book ISBN: 978 1 922084 52 1
  • E-book ISBN: 978 1 922084 53 8
  • Year: 2014
  • E-book: $26.00

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples live about 10 years less than non-Indigenous Australians. Since 2006, the ‘closing the gap’ campaign has been pursued in collaboration between government and health, welfare and rights agencies to try and close the health and life expectancy gap within a generation. The health disadvantages experienced by Indigenous Australians are shaped by history and the broader social and economic conditions in which they live; progress has been slow and mixed. This book evaluates the progress made towards closing the gap. How can Indigenous outcomes be improved across a range of key social and economic determinants of health and wellbeing?

Chapter 1: Health status of indigenous Australians

Chapter 2: Closing the gap in indigenous health

Worksheets and activities; Fast facts; Glossary; Web links; Index