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Medical Colleges discuss closing the gap with Minister for Indigenous Health

31 March 2017

Media Statement


Today RANZCOG President Professor Steve Robson, along with a number of representatives from medical colleges across Australia, show their commitment to closing the gap in Indigenous Health at a round table discussion held in Canberra, and hosted by the Hon Ken Wyatt, Minister for Aged Care and Indigenous Health.
 
Professor Robson commends Minister Wyatt for his leadership and initiative in involving medical colleges in this important discussion.
 
“Leadership is critical to moving forward, and this meeting signals a productive partnership between medical colleges and the Ministers office in addressing the disparity of health outcomes experienced by indigenous populations, particularly indigenous women.”
 
“Improving health literacy of indigenous women is one of the single most important ways that we can ensure better health outcomes. Women are responsible for the wellbeing of their children, and are often the greatest influence on the health of their partners, and extended family”.
 
The College is committed to promoting Indigenous Health as a priority, and will continue to provide leadership within the specialty.


 



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