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  • National Close the Gap Day on 21 March 2019 at Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation AMS from 9.30am to 1pm.

    The Close the Gap Campaign Co-chairs, Rod Little and June Oscar AO, are very pleased to invite to you to attend National Close the Gap Day on 21 March 2019 at Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation AMS from 9.30am to 1pm. National Close the Gap Day is a time to come together and commit to achieving health equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

    The day’s events will include launching the Campaign’s Annual Report, which adopts a strengths-based focus by highlighting stories from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-based health and wellbeing programs from around Australia. Please register for this event by clicking on the following link
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    Following an address from the Campaign Co-Chairs, Tharawal’s CEO Darryl Wright will talk about the broad range of programs currently underway at Tharawal, and how they have impacted health outcomes for the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in South Western Sydney – the largest growing Indigenous community in Australia. These programs include healthy housing, partnerships with the local TAFE and many others.

    The Close the Gap Campaign was launched in 2006 as part of a public call to action to address the widening gap in life expectancy and other health indicators between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians. The Campaign includes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peak bodies and non-Indigenous health and advocacy organisations who work together to advocate for health equality by 2030, understanding that health outcomes and life expectancy are directly impacted by many different factors, such as clean housing, educational opportunity, access to community-controlled primary health services, a robust Indigenous workforce, racism, and trauma and healing.

    The Campaign’s policy agenda is attached to this email for your attention. We invite you to connect with the Campaign leadership and discuss what you can do to help close the gap in life expectancy and health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Please call the Close the Gap Campaign Secretariat, Tamara Shirley, on 02 9284 9870 for more information.

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    Health Performance Report
    New South Walse - 2017

    The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework 2017 report for New South Wales finds both areas of improvement and areas of concern in the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in New South Wales.

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    Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
    Closing The Gap

    Closing the Gap aims to improve the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. In 2008, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) set targets aimed at eliminating the gap in outcomes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians. The 2018 Closing the Gap report finds that for the first time since 2011, three out of the seven Closing the Gap targets are on track to be met.

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    Aboriginal Health

    NSW Health is committed to working in partnership with Aboriginal people and other government agencies to improve the health outcomes of Aboriginal people.

Professor Sir Michael Marmot

Professor Sir Michael Marmot, the president of the World Medical Association, the director of the University College London's Institute of Health Equity, and a leading researcher on health inequality issues for more than four decades. Was in Sydney to deliver the 2016 Boyer Lecture Series. While in Sydney, On Monday 29th August, Tharawal were honoured to welcome Professor Sir Michael Marmot, who featured on Sunday nights episode of Q & A discussing his views on "Equality" and "Social Justice". We hosted a tour of our wonderful service and programs, he spoke with staff to better understand what services we offer and how our programs support our community. He gained invaluable insight on how we, as an organisation, work with community to better the outcomes with regard to health and the social determinants of health and wellbeing. We are grateful that Professor Sir Michael Marmot took the time to meet with staff and community to learn more about our service.

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