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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health in Australia

Many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples experience poorer health and die younger than other Australians.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experience much greater mortality and burden from chronic disease than non‑Indigenous Australians.

What we’re doing about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

Closing the Gap is a commitment by all Australian governments to improve the lives of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples.

In an effort to meet the health targets of Closing the Gap, we fund a range of programs and initiatives. These include:

Independent consultants regularly review our Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme to make sure it’s effective. Learn more about our evaluation program and read the first phase of reports.

We also provide support for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health workforce to help them develop culturally appropriate health care.

Government agencies we work with

We work with other government agencies, including the National Indigenous Australians Agency to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.