Health

Close the Gap Volunteers Needed

The annual NRL Close the Gap round is fast approaching again and we need some volunteers to come and help get pledge signups at games.  This is your chance to get along to an NRL game and put health inequality in the Sin Bin.
 
There are plenty of volunteer opportunities available at the games.  Help us to collect pledge signatures from people attending the games and apply temporary tattoos to kids at the game and you’ll receive a ticket to watch the rest of the game! (You’re free to leave after half time if you wish)

National Close the Gap Day Picnic - 21/3 Prince Alfred Park 11.30am - 2.00pm

 

ANTaR marks National Close the Gap Day this Thursday with a Close the Gap Day Picnic at Prince Alfred Park, Surry Hills, Sydney.

Join us in sending a powerful message to all Members of Parliament that we are committed for the long-term and they should be too.

Bring a picnic rug and some lunch and join us in planting hands at the northern end of Prince Alfred Park (near Central Station) between 11.30am and 2.00pm, Thursday March 21.

Reporting progress towards closing the gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians

The Indigenous Leadership Group of the Close the Gap Campaign this morning met with the Prime Minister before she  tabled her annual report on progress in Closing the Gap.

They discussed critical developments for the 2013 year, these being;

* The development of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan

* The need for future commitment of funds as the National Partnership Agreement on Closing the Gap in Indigenous Health Outcomes comes to a close mid 2013.

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