Health equity

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Healthcare access and equity
Health justice
Discussion paper

Making tracks towards health equity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples—working together to achieve life expectancy parity by 2031

This discussion paper explores how Queensland's healthcare system—and broader society—can achieve health equity with Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Report

Ethnic differences in the use and experience of child healthcare services in NZ

This research explored the underlying mechanisms behind ethnic differences in the use and experience of child healthcare services via econometric approaches.
Report

Collaboration through the COVID-19 crisis: lessons for systemic change

The insights and data shared in this report were collected across a range of activities facilitated by Health Justice Australia throughout 2020. The report draws on the insights of health and legal assistance services and practitioners and their representative bodies, including those working in health...
Report

Levelling up health for prosperity

This report outlines policy to make health improvement and the reduction of place-based health inequality a joint enterprise between local and national government.
Journal article

Converging crises: public interest journalism, the pandemic and public health

Public interest journalism has faced a longstanding funding crisis, cutbacks of staff and resources, and closures of newsrooms. This crisis is a critical public health concern, and it has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same time, the pandemic has highlighted the important...
Briefing paper

Legal help as mental healthcare

This paper looks at how health justice partnership uses legal help to improve client outcomes, offering one avenue for more holistic responses to compounding issues around mental ill-health that may otherwise continue to escalate.
Briefing paper

Pushing the boundaries: using telehealth to improve regional access and care

This Policy Brief focuses on telehealth and the opportunity to use existing services more effectively to embed paediatric expertise in regional primary care.
Discussion paper

A new generation medicines policy: improved access and equity for New Zealanders

The purpose of this discussion paper is to help stakeholders understand and consider the issues when developing a new generation medicines policy, so that it is fit for the future.
Briefing paper

Addressing racism to improve healthcare outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people: a case study in kidney care

Action is urgently needed to address the immense health disparities in kidney disease outcomes suffered by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, who have at least six times the age-standardised incidence of end-stage kidney disease requiring treatment as non-Indigenous Australians.
Position paper

Unmet legal need will worsen people’s health during COVID-19

There will be people in Australia for whom the indirect impacts of COVID-19 could be as dire as the virus itself. This position paper outlines recommendations on how to mitigate against this situation.