Improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia involves considering the spiritual wellbeing, the culture and community as well as physical health. Social determinants such as housing, education, employment and income contribute to the health and welfare of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Improving maternal and child health, respiratory diseases, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other chronic diseases in requires respectful and meaningful engagement with communities and clear articulation of the value of health interventions.
Improving health outcomes in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
Access to healthcare services, better health infrastructure and education and training of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to work in communities will lead to improved health outcomes.
Collaboration among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, communities and research partners focuses on lowering the burden and impact of infectious diseases and other diseases in the community.
Image caption: Helping all communities across Australia.
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