Exploring new opportunities: using local research to inform undergraduate Indigenous health training

Zeldenryk, Lynne, Miller, Adrian, and Gray, Marion (2009) Exploring new opportunities: using local research to inform undergraduate Indigenous health training. In: Proceedings of the 10th National Rural Health Conference. From: 10th National Rural Health Conference, 17-20 May 2009, Cairns, QLD, Australia.

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Abstract

Australia has consistently witnessed limited to no improvement in the health indicators of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’. Indigenous life expectancy for 1996–2001 was 59 years for males and 65 years for females. This figure is approximately 17 years below the 77 years and 82 years life expectancy for all Australian males and females respectively, for the 1998–2000 period (1). There have been some improvements in life expectancy in the Northern Territory, however there is no indication that health has improved overall for the total Indigenous population (2). Within the North Queensland region, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities face some of the poorest health outcomes in Australia (3).

Item ID: 10612
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
Keywords: Indigenous health; allied health
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ISBN: 978-1-921219-15-3
ISSN: 1445-3363
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2010 23:25
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110321 Rehabilitation and Therapy (excl Physiotherapy) @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920302 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Health Status and Outcomes @ 100%
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