Close the Gap: Write to the PM
More than 150,000 Australians took part in National Close the Gap Day. This type of support for Indigenous health equality 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 new Federal government in particular continues to support this critical issue, please write to the PM now.
Show your support for Indigenous health equality
Sign this urgent letter to the PM demand Indigenous health equality
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.