” In a special #Election2019 Health episode of the Drum broadcast on 9 May the expert panel discussed of Health how we can best promote equitable outcomes in our health system, Indigenous health #VoteACCHO and community controlled organisations, private health insurance and policy
Ellen Fanning was joined by CEO of NACCHO Pat Turner, co-director at UTS Brain & Mind Centre Prof. Ian Hickie, Health Report host Dr Norman Swan, director of UoN Dept of Rural Health Dr Jenny May AM, & Health Programme director at the Grattan Institute Stephen Duckett “
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TOP 10 Social media coverage of the event included
1. ACCHO’s have 50 years experience
2 : Funding
3. Life Expectancy
4 .Burden of disease
5. Dr Norman Swan talks about ACCHO Efficiency
“Aboriginal communities under-utilise Medicare compared to people who live in wealthy suburbs who over-utilise. They under-utilise according to their needs. If you rely on the current Medicare system, it’s got inequity fundamentally built in.” Dr Norman Swan
6. Remote ACCHO Services
7. ACCHO Holistic Health
8. Feedback NRHA
9. Feedback about IUIH ACCHO
10. Feedback from Fran Baum
NACCHO has developed a set of policy 10 #Election2019 recommendations that if adopted, fully funded and implemented by the incoming Federal Government, will provide a pathway forward for improvements in our health outcomes.
The current health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are unacceptable. 65% of Indigenous people live in rural Australia.
We are calling on all political parties to include these 10 recommendations in their election platforms and make a real commitment to improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and help us Close the Gap.
Our ACCHO TOP 10 key asks of a new Federal Government