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Why is the toolkit important? 


Health status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

The health status of Indigenous peoples is a global concern with mortality and hospitalisation data indicating that the health of indigenous groups falls below that of other ethnic groups within their countries. read more

Closing the Gap

Closing the Gap is a Commonwealth funded strategy which aims to reduce Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander disadvantage with respect to life expectancy, child mortality, access to early childhood education, educational achievement and employment outcomes. read more

Cultural Change Requires Systematic Reform

The Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health (CRCAH) and now the Lowitja Institute have strongly supported research focused on encouraging health institutions to become more receptive and responsive to, and culturally safe for, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people using their services and facilities. read more

Development of an Aboriginal CQI Framework and Toolkit

In 2001 the Victorian Department of Human Services funded the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Accreditation Report (published in the VicHealth Koori Health Research and Community Development Unit: Summary of Findings from Hospital Case Studies and Recommendations for Accreditation, 2004), a detailed analysis of the need for accurate data on Indigenous status and the connection this has with continuous quality improvement (CQI) in the hospital context. read more

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