National Close the Gap Day
More than 145,000 people came together last year to support the Close the Gap campaign.
Registering your support is as easy as clicking through on the button below and then holding a small activity—perhaps a morning or afternoon tea in your home or workplace—to mark the day and discuss the issue of Indigenous health with your family or friends.
It’s easy. We provide you with all the resources you need to spark a conversation. This includes a DVD with several short video stories from communities in NSW and Victoria.
Support of National Close the Gap Day has been central in getting Australian governments to prioritise Indigenous health over the last few years. This in turn has led to declines in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander infant and child mortality. But to make sure the governments continue to support this critical issue, we need you to register a National Close the Gap Day activity today.
Show your support for Indigenous health equality, register now.
Get involved with Close the Gap Day 2014.
What is Close the Gap?
Equal access to healthcare is a basic human right, and in Australia, we expect it. So what if we told you that you can expect to live almost 20 years less than your next-door neighbour? You wouldn’t accept it. No-one should.
But in reality, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People can expect to live up to 10-17 years less than non-Indigenous Australians. The appalling state of Indigenous health has many causes.
Working in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is one of the critical success factors. With continued support from the public, we can ensure the Australian Government continues to work with Indigenous communities, recommit additional funding and invest in real partnerships.
Learn more about what you’re doing to Close the Gap.