Close the Gap Day

The Close the Gap campaign aims to achieve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health equality by 2030.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have some of the poorest health outcomes of any group of people in the world. On average, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples die 10 years younger than other Australians. In addition to the gap in life expectancy, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experience other chronic conditions such as diabetes sometimes as high as two times the rate of non-indigenous people.

Close the Gap Day also marks the launch of the 2022 Close the Gap Campaign report “π“π«πšπ§π¬πŸπ¨π«π¦π’π§π  𝐏𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫; π•π¨π’πœπžπ¬ 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐒𝐨𝐧𝐚π₯ 𝐜𝐑𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞”, produced by the Lowitja Institute.

The report showcases Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led community initiatives, that recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leadership, provide genuine opportunities for decision making and strengthen and embed cultures.

To read the report click here.