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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin

Sharing stories to improve Indigenous health care

Date posted: 12 July 2011

A study conducted by the Menzies Centre for Health Policy has found that sharing stories and health information with friends and families gives strength to Indigenous Australians living with chronic illness. The study was funded by the Australian Government and conducted by the Menzies Centre for Health Policy, a joint initiative of the Australian National University and the University of Sydney.

The Minister for Indigenous Health, Warren Snowdon, recently launched a new report, People I can call on, which describes the findings from the study. The experiences and views of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with heart disease, diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease provides important insight into the real-life issues and day-to-day realities of Indigenous people living with chronic illness. Director of the Menzies Centre, Mr Bob Wells says the report should inform future health policy.


Minister Warren Snowdon's Office
Ph: (08) 6277 7820


Last updated: 12 July 2011
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