Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Australian Election 2019 — Equity

‘All parties must factor equity into their post-election healthcare plans and promises’, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association Chief Executive Alison Verhoeven said today. ‘While Medicare, our universal healthcare scheme, is aimed at making...

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in remote Northern Territory communities experience extremely high rates of end stage kidney disease. As renal services are limited in remote areas, most patients must...

‘Today’s announcement by Labor on its plans for improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is a much-needed step-up in commitment,’ says Alison Verhoeven, Chief Executive of the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals...

‘Today is National Close the Gap Day—and to truly close that gap we badly need a refreshed focus on the social determinants of health, including income, education, racism and intergenerational trauma’, says Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association...

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association supports the 13 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peak bodies that have written to Council of Australian Governments (COAG) First Ministers seeking a full partnership between Indigenous people and...

Four Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander early career health professionals have been awarded scholarships to attend the 42nd World Hospital Congress, being held in Brisbane from 10–12 October 2018. The scholarships are sponsored by the Australian...

‘Today’s report on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cardiac care released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows encouraging progress while also showing there is still some way to go to bridge gaps in treatment and mortality,’...

Understanding the history behind why Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patients are five times more likely to leave hospital against medical advice is key to achieving reconciliation in the hospital system, the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals...

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Early Career Health Professionals Scholarship

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association, HESTA Australia and the Lowitja Institute were proud to provide four scholarship supported places for Australian Aboriginal and...

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