Close the Gap Campaign enters 10th year

Friday 22 Jan 2016

Indigenous Australians die 10-17 years younger than other Australians. They suffer from higher rates of preventable diseases like diabetes, kidney disease and heart disease. 

In it's 10th year, the Close the Gap Campaign calls on the Government to provide adequate and long-term financial resources, as well as invest in real partnerships, including increased Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participation and control around health service delivery. They also demand that the Government commit to addressing the critical social issues of housing, education and self-determination that contribute to the health crisis affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. 

Click here to take the pledge and commit to closing the gap and achieving health equality for Indigenous Australians within 25 years. You can also click here to register an event of your choice to help support this important campaign.