Health, human rights, and the policy process

Couzos, S., and Murray, R.B. (2008) Health, human rights, and the policy process. In: Couzos, Sophia, and Murray, Richard, (eds.) Aboriginal Primary Health Care: an evidence-based approach. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, VIC, Australia, pp. 29-73.

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Abstract

[Extract] The health care systems and health status of Aboriginal Australians are shaped by history, and social and political forces that predominantly reflect the values and ideologies of the broader Australian population. Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders have by far the worst health status of any identifiable group in Australia, and the poorest access to health systems. Therefore, their potential capacity to benefit from well-targeted interventions is very high. Well-developed health sector policies and strategies can enable these interventions, contribute material resources, support efficiencies, encourage intersectoral collaboration, and stimulate significant innovations that reduce health inequities.

Item ID: 7305
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
Keywords: Aboriginal health; Aboriginal health policy
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ISBN: 978-0-19-555138-9
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2010 01:28
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 > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111717 Primary Health Care @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920302 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Health Status and Outcomes @ 100%
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