Aboriginal And Torres Strait Islanders Essay

1082 Words Jun 3rd, 2015 5 Pages
In Australian history the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders of Australia were not treated with the respect and dignity that they deserve, they have been the protectors of this land for many years before British colonised here, they lived from the land and they had a very strong community based life. After years of demoralising them and taking their basic ways of life away from them, we now have certain policies and procedures in place to bring the equality back. From the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Health Plan 2013-2023 the government is committed to improving health and wellbeing through closing the gap in health outcomes with the wider Australian population.
In the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Health Plan 2013-2023 they have discussed different areas that require action this will help the health plan develop and become effective, this health plan has pointed out many priority areas, these are three key of the priority areas that need to be focused on. Mothers and babies get the best possible care and support for a good start to life, Older people are able to live out their lives as active, healthy, culturally secure and comfortable as possible and Support by housing, education, employment and other programs focused on eliminating the cause of health inequality.
This health plan shows that there are certain groups that are more vulnerable and in need than others. Mothers and infants are one of these groups, a reflective study…

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