Introduction by Croakey: The Close the Gap campaign’s annual report was released on 17 March and its title, ‘Transforming Power: Voices for Generational Change’, signals the strength and impact of its stories, featuring the work of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, communities, health services and health professionals.
The report (not to be confused with the annual Closing the Gap report released by Government) makes specific calls to action, including for governments to fully implement the Uluru Statement, and to develop an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led research agenda for health and wellbeing, with a particular focus on impacts of systemic racism in health systems.
To mark the launch, the Lowitja Institute, which produced the report, guest tweeted for @WePublicHealth, as summarised below. For more on the report and its launch, see also this Twitter thread by Croakey’s Melissa Sweet.
The Lowitja Institute writes: Case studies
Launching the report
Mr Norman Frank Jupurrurla talks about Warumungu/Wumpurrarni concept of “whole body listening and understanding”
Wrapping up Watch the launch
Declaration: Croakey Professional Services contributed some writing services for the report.
See Croakey’s archive of stories from @WePublicHealth guest tweeters this year. Please contact @MelissaSweetDr if interested in guest tweeting for a week.
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