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.
Amazing news! Over 200,000 Australians want to Close the Gap and achieve Indigenous health equality.
But why stop there? Let’s make it 250,000!
The greater our voice, the quicker we can end the more than 10 year gap in life expectancy between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and other Australians.
Join the generation that’s closing the gap.
Hit SHARE if you’re up for the challenge, then sign the pledge: http://bit.ly/ox_ctg
Help us make the 2015 National Close the Gap Day Picnic the best ever. Join us at 12pm on March 19 in Redfern Park, Sydney with National Congress of Australia's First Peoples and Oxfam Australia, to plant a hand for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Equality.