ANTaR will again be co-hosting the Annual National Close the Gap Day Picnic with Close the Gap campaign partners National Congress of Australia's First Peoples and Oxfam Australia. This National Close the Gap Day we will be joined by City of Sydney through Redfern Community Centre. Come along and hear from Jackie Huggins, Close the Gap Campaign Co-chair, have a yarn with community members and plant a hand for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Equality.
Sign our Change.Org petition and stand with us to stand up to racism https://www.change.org/p/help-stop-racism-in-our-health-system The petition supports the Close the Gap Campaign's call for the Senate Select Committee on Health to establish an inquiry into racism and institutional racism in health care settings.
The long awaited implementation plan for the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan has been launched today.
“With the launch of the Implementation Plan, we now have a once in a generation opportunity to make real progress in providing health equality, reducing the life expectancy gap and tackling the prevalence of chronic disease in our communities.” Mick Gooda.
"Research over the past decade suggests a chain of causation may be present between mental health conditions (in particular, serious psychological distress) and chronic disease." Close the Gap Progress and Priorities Report 2015.