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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Housing strategies that improve Indigenous health outcomes (2013)

Author

Ware V-A

City

Canberra

Type

Report

Institution

Closing the Gap Clearinghouse

 

Description

This resource was produced as part of a collection of resource sheets for the Closing the Gap Clearinghouse, a database of evidence on what works to overcome Indigenous disadvantage.

This resource sheet examines the links between housing quality and health outcomes, the mechanisms by which housing influences health outcomes, and a range of practices that can improve the condition of Indigenous housing. It reviews what works, what doesn't, and what further research is needed.

Housing strategies that improve Indigenous health outcomes includes information on:

The Closing the Gap Clearinghouse has also published a resource sheet on housing construction and maintenance. This resource sheet is intended to complement it by examining how the quality of housing impacts on health outcomes, and by taking a broader view of housing including its location and social environment. It is recommended that the two resource sheets be read alongside one another.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Contact details

Closing the Gap Clearinghouse
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
GPO Box 570
Canberra ACT 2601
Ph: 1800 035 938
Email: closingthegap@aihw.gov.au

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Last updated: 18 February 2014
 
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