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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Health promotion in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

A special edition of the Australian Journal of Primary Health (Vol. 20, No. 4)  focuses on Health Promotion in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities. Authors Kerry Arabena, Kevin Rowley and Sarah MacLean look at these communities and the importance of family and the natural world. They discuss building capacity within their organisations and changing the way mainstream communities interact with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

A clear message is that for too long Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have been described as having problems that are too big and complex to be solved within communities themselves bu now we are changing the collective story from one of deficit, to one of strength and resilience.

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