Aboriginal health

Couzos, Sophia (2003) Aboriginal health. ABC Radio National, Perspective. 3375784.

[img] PDF (Transcript of audio recording) - Published Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

View at Publisher Website: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/prog...


[Extract] There is good evidence to show that the strengthening of preventive health services that are relevant and accessible to Aboriginal people, will reduce hospitalisation, and ultimately reduce health costs. Health policy analysts and Aboriginal community representatives have taken this evidence and have scoped what needs to be done, but the political commitment towards taking these initiatives to the next stage and implementing them remains weak. [...] In 2004, the International Decade of the Worlds Indigenous Peoples will be at an end. Thus, it is a prime opportunity for Australian leaders to take heed of the scientific and economic evidence and demonstrate unequivocal commitment, of sufficient scale, to substantially reduce health inequalities between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians. The evidence shows us that such a commitment would first be manifested in improved Aboriginal child health. Reduced health disparities could potentially be evident by the end of the next decade.

Item ID: 40639
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
Media of Output: Written Transcript
Keywords: inequity, poverty, trachoma, rheumatic fever, impetigo, housing, Aboriginal, rural, remote, Puggy Hunter, deafness, hearing, chronic otitis media, policy, human rights
Additional Information:

This is a transcript of the broadcast on the Perspective Program for ABC Radio which was broadcast 24th September 2003.

The audio is no longer available.

Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2018 23:29
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111701 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Determinants of Health @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9203 Indigenous Health > 920302 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health - Health Status and Outcomes @ 50%
Downloads: Total: 1
More Statistics

Actions (Repository Staff Only)

Item Control Page Item Control Page