Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experience a significantly higher burden of disease and a reduced life expectancy in comparison to other Australians.

The social determinants of health play a significant part in these inequities.

The ability to address Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health issues is dependent on the availability of culturally appropriate health services and approaches which reflect the individual and the health and well-being of the whole community. 

Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations (ACCHOs) have an integral role in community-focused service provision.

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