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Date posted: 9 March 2017
A new online public consultation portal, My Life, My Lead, has been launched to highlight the issues that support or impede Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to have good health.
The portal will support shaping the next iteration of the Implementation plan for the national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health plan 2013 – 2023, the Government’s key blueprint to help close the gap in health outcomes. A number of face-to-face forums will also be held across Australia.
The Minister for Indigenous Health, Ken Wyatt AM, MP, said the launch of the new portal will give more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people the opportunity to lead the discussion about the life they live now, and the life they want in the future for themselves, their families and their communities.
'While governments have a critical role in setting policies and implementing programs, true and lasting gains are made when Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have the resources to work with government to set the agendas that impact on their wellbeing,' Minister Wyatt said. 'We will use the feedback from the consultation portal to consider factors that impact on the social determinants of health like education, employment, justice, income and housing, as well as the important role cultural determinants play in supporting better health outcomes.'
Organisations and individuals can provide submissions via the portal (see links below) until Sunday 30 April 2017.
Source: Department of Health
Social & Cultural Determinants of Indigenous Health
Ph: (02) 6289 1849