Health services accessibility

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Overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2020

The main purpose of this report is to provide a comprehensive summary of the most recent indicators of the health and current health status of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Securing a positive health care technology legacy from COVID-19

This report explores the challenges of implementing health care technologies and investigates patient and staff experiences of technology during the first phase of the coronavirus pandemic. It draws on learning from the Health Foundation’s programmes and YouGov surveys of over 4,000 UK adults and over...
Journal article

Talking about the ‘r’ word: a right to a health system that is free of racism

This paper provides a conceptual model of practice, working at the cultural interface where knowledges are valued and innovations can occur. This model of practice is where knowledges and cultures can co-exist, and it could be the answer to Closing the Gap in life expectancy...
Position paper

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander patient identification – COVID-19 release: position statement

In this position paper, the Australian Indigenous Doctors' Association illustrates the need for culturally safe practices in patient identification, to support the development of policies and services related to the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Journal article

Transitioning to Aboriginal community control of primary health care: the process and strategies of one community-controlled health organisation in Queensland

This article reports on an evaluation of one Aboriginal community controlled health service‘s experience of transitioning local primary healthcare services to community control in Yarrabah, Queensland.

Traumatology talks – black wounds, white stitches

This report investigates how First Nations people can receive quality health care in culturally safe ways, when presenting to hospital emergency departments.

Patients not passports

This report focuses on the set of policies introduced as part of the UK government’s Hostile Environment immigration policies – which restrict access to public services and criminalise everyday activities – to expand border enforcement into the National Health Service (NHS) and restrict access to...

The courage to be kind: reflecting on the role of kindness in the healthcare response to COVID-19

This report draws on a series of reflective conversations, conducted between April and September 2020 with five medics working in different parts of NHS Scotland. The conversations reflected on what can be achieved when united by a common purpose, and when work is underpinned by...
Journal article

Lessons learned from a periodontal intervention to reduce progression of chronic kidney disease among Aboriginal Australians

Periodontal disease is associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD), with both conditions being highly prevalent among Australia’s Aboriginal population. This paper reflects on the lessons learned following implementation of a periodontal intervention in the Central Australian region of the Northern Territory among Aboriginal adults with...