It is part of the process to work through issues together towards closing the gap, by identifying ways to enable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to lead healthier lives.
While improvements have been made in Indigenous health over the course of the current Implementation Plan, the momentum needs to be maintained, new priorities and actions identified, and attention needs to grow beyond health determinants.
The IPAG Consultation 2017 will consider more broadly the social and cultural determinants of Indigenous health, by examining the integral and supportive role culture plays, and by addressing how social factors such as education, employment, justice, income and housing impact at each stage of life, on a person’s health and wellbeing.
The Australian Government is committed to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders and communities, and other stakeholders to improve progress against the goals to improve health outcomes for Indigenous Australians, and is welcoming participation in the IPAG Consultation 2017 from a broad range of stakeholders.
You can have your say by taking part in the online submission to the IPAG consultation 2017.
The online submission will be open from Wednesday 8 March 2017 and will close 11.59 pm Sunday 30 April 2017.