National Close the Gap Day

Join more than 200,000 Australians of all ages and backgrounds who are supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health equality. Register for National Close the Gap Day, Thursday 19 March, 2015.

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Last year, more than 150,000 people took part in 1298 separate National Close the Gap Day events across the country. With events ranging from workplace morning teas, to sports days, school events and public events in hospitals and offices around the country — anyone can take part and make a difference.

Host an activity to show you care, raise awareness, and take action in support of health equality by 2030. Register now and we’ll send you all the resources and information you need to be part of National Close the Gap Day 2015.

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. Learn more about why the health gap exists.

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.

How Children’s Ground is working to Close the Gap

Featured in this year’s National Close the Gap Day video, Children’s Ground is working with local communities to end intergenerational disadvantage in Kakadu, West Arnhem in the Northern Territory. Find out more about how Children’s Ground is Closing the Gap.

Learn more about what you’re doing to Close the Gap.

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