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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin

NACCHO Blueprint 2013-2030 news – AMA supports important initiatives to improve the health of Aboriginal males

Date posted: 19 August 2013

AMA President, Dr Steve Hambleton, said today that the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) Blueprint - Male healthy futures for generational change - contains important initiatives to improve the health of Aboriginal men.

Dr Hambleton welcomed the focus on the health of Aboriginal men as part of a broader approach to improving Indigenous health. 'Much of the health inequality between Aboriginal Australians and other Australians is due to the poor health and lower life expectancy of Aboriginal men,' he said.

The AMA President went on to say that the NACCHO Blueprint outlines a set of practical and achievable proposals for the delivery of culturally appropriate comprehensive primary health care to Aboriginal men and that the mental health of Aboriginal men must be a priority. 'Programs and services that address emotional and social wellbeing and suicide prevention must be supported and enhanced'.

Source: NACCHO communiqué


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Last updated: 19 August 2013
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