Improving Indigenous health and life expectation equality by providing an environment to thrive

Conference | 30 - 31 July 2019
Pre-Conference Workshop |  29 July 2019 

 
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The Closing the Gap on Indigenous Health conference is a platform uniting indigenous communities, policymakers and healthcare providers to drive health equality and establish an environment in which Australia’s Indigenous population can thrive.  

10 years have passed and over $100 billion has been spent since the federal government released its initial Closing the Gap report in 2006, committed to specific targets for reducing inequalities across Australia’s indigenous populations. To date, only two of the original seven targets to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander livelihood have been met and neither of these reflect key health indicators. 

Today the reality is that the gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations has increased and reverse progress has been made towards improving health and life expectation equality for Australia's Indigenous peoples. 
 
Register your place here for this leading conference to help close the gap on Indigenous health!  

Indigenous & Remote Health: Featured Speakers

Christine Morgan

CEO

National Mental Health Commission

Aunty Deborah Sandy

Yugara-Yugarapul Aboriginal Corporation

Nicki Bardwell

CEO

Fair Game

Dr Kathy Anderson

CEO

Townsville Islander & Aboriginal Health Service

Sharelle Eggmolesse

Acting CEO

North Coast Aboriginal Corporation for Community Health

Paul Douglas

Manager Aboriginal Health

Western NSW Local Health District

Kate Gallaway

CEO

NPA Family & Community Services

Mikaela Egan

Aboriginal Nutrition Promotion Officer

VACCHO

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Reasons To Attend! 

  1. Address actual and current health needs to close the gap on health equality for indigenous communities  

  2. Empower self-determination of indigenous communities through collaboration and consultation 

  3. Increase indigenous workforce participation in the healthcare sector 

  4. Incorporate culture, language, and identity into healthcare delivery 

  5. Deliver successful healthcare programs in culturally accessible ways  

  6. Ensure indigenous community involvement in critical healthcare decisions 

  7. Improve health and life expectation equality for Australia's indigenous peoples 

  8. Enable collaboration amidst community elders, government and healthcare providers

Who Should Attend? 

This forum is ideal for those responsible for designing and delivering primary health care, improving the responsiveness of the health care system to indigenous needs and fostering good housing for good health from:   
  • Government Departments and Agencies 
  • Public and Private Healthcare Providers 
  • Local Health Districts 
  • Primary Health Networks 
  • Community-Controlled and Allied Health Services 
  • Not-for-Profit Organisations 
  • Aboriginals Corporations and Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations 
  • Health Councils and Associations

 

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Venue

 

The event will be taking place at Hilton Brisbane
 
Address: 190 Elizabeth St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Rooms:
Conference: Redlands/ Lockyer/Moreton 
Workshop: Room 81 
 
+61-7-3234-2000
 
Good to know
  • Downtown Brisbane hotel located in central business district, directly next to shopping mall
  • 319 guest rooms and suites, business centre and 19 meeting spaces
  • Executive Lounge offering continental breakfast and refreshments
  • Vintaged Bar & Grill showcases the best of Australia’s local produce
  • Heated outdoor swimming pool, fitness center and tennis court
 
 
Group Name: Aventedge Group
Arrival Date: 28-Jul-2019
Departure Date: 31-Jul-2019
 
Location: 
Located in the heart of the city between vibrant Queen Street Mall and the central business district, Hilton Brisbane is walking distance to attractions including South Bank Parklands and the Brisbane Cultural Centre. We're around a 30-minute drive from the airport or a short walk from Central Station.