Thursday, 8 February 2018
10-year review of the Closing the Gap Strategy released
In fact, a December 2017 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report found the mortality and life expectancy gaps are actually widening due to accelerating non-Indigenous population gains in these areas.
The COAG Closing the Gap Strategy was developed by Australian governments following their signing of the Close the Gap Statement of Intent from March 2008 onwards. The Close the Gap Statement of Intent is, first, a compact between Australian governments and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Second, it embodies a human right to health-based blueprint for achieving health equality referred to hereon as the 'close the gap approach'.
CTG 10 year review and Executive Summary.
Royal Australasian College of Physicians response.
Public Health Association of Australia: Close the Gap Strategy continues to fall short.