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Date posted: 12 August 2013
The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) has recently released their 10 point blueprint containing key goals to address the gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
This blueprint sets out how the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) sector will continue to improve rates of access to health and wellbeing services by Aboriginal males through working closely within communities, strengthening cultural safety and further building upon current Aboriginal male health workforce and leadership. The plan is based on evidence, targeted to need and capable of addressing the existing inequalities in Aboriginal male health services, with the aim of achieving equality of health status and life expectancy between Aboriginal males and non-Aboriginal males by 2030.
These solutions have been developed in response to the deep-rooted social, political and economic conditions that affect Aboriginal males and the need to be addressed alongside the delivery of essential health care. Some of the key goals of the blueprint include:
For further information, and to view the full 10 points, please refer to the links below.
Source NACCHO communique