Aboriginal Health

Making a Difference

Extensive literature and research has proven that inequalities in health stem from inequalities in society.  With this in mind, similar literature has widely demonstrated how these inequalities affect Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders to result in an average life expectancy 17 years below that of white Australians. There are a multitude of factors at play in rural populations and most of these rely heavily on the social determinants of health which could be described very broadly as opportunities for education and skills development, employment and working conditions, and establishing sustainable communities.

WACRH believes that it is possible to implement the underlying changes required to make positive differences in people’s lives.  A multi-pronged approach guides WACRH’s operations to address the key determinants of social inequalities in health faced by Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders living in rural Western Australia. This approach is shaped by WACRH’s research, community capacity building initiatives, education programs and opportunities for health undergraduates to gain unique life-changing experiences in communities from the bush.

Decreasing health disparities faced by Aboriginal populations underpins most of WACRH’s activities.

 

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Upcoming Events

Friday
23
Feb
WACRH
Starts at: 15:30

Free fortnightly interprofessional workshop for ALL health science students on placement, or currently studying in Geraldton.

The Meeting space cover a range of skills and knowledge relevant to rural practice.

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Wednesday
07
Mar
WACRH
Starts at: 12:00

Learning Lunch with Prof. Matthew Fox " A general overview on our work in South Africa which spans epidemiology& economics outcomes research & everything from descriptive work to clinical trials"

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Friday
09
Mar
WACRH
Starts at: 09:00

Be part of the Student Health Academy for Year 10 Students

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Friday
09
Mar
WACRH
Starts at: 15:30

Free fortnightly interprofessional workshop for ALL health science students on placement, or currently studying in Geraldton.

The Meeting space cover a range of skills and knowledge relevant to rural practice

See More

Friday
23
Mar
WACRH
Starts at: 09:00

Be part of the Student Health Academy for Year 10 Students

Read More