health equity


20 Feb 2019

Global spending on health is growing fast, accounting for 10% of global GDP, but out-of-pocket expenses are still pushing many people into poverty.

Policy report

17 Sep 2018

A strong primary health care system is fundamental to increasing efficiency, reducing hospitalisations, lowering health inequalities and ultimately improving health outcomes for all Australians. The recommendations in this report outline the right settings for system change, critical to transform our health system and strengthen consumer-centred...


2 Jul 2018

The aim of this report is to illustrate ways in which state and territory governments might safeguard some of the rights of people seeking asylum in Australia.


Report on the 5th National Workshop of the Australian Association of Gerontology Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ageing Advisory Group
14 Jun 2018

This report outlines the proceedings and outcomes of the 5th National Workshop of the Australian Association of Gerontology Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ageing Advisory Group, held in Perth in November 2017.

Journal article

15 Mar 2018

Refugees and asylum seekers often experience mental health problems associated with their migration experience, including anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. These may be particularly challenging to manage, especially if there are language and cultural differences between provider and patient.

Journal article

15 Mar 2018

This article outlines some of Canada’s healthcare responses for refugee populations.

Literature review


1 Sep 2015

This report provides an overview of the evidence base on work in health promotion settings that addresses the social determinants of health inequities. The review identifies key aspects of ‘what works’ to reduce health inequities in settings through focussing on social determinants of health. It...


11 Aug 2014

This ebook looks at the use of equity focused health impact assessment (EFHIA) on health service plans. It examines:

What are the direct and indirect impacts of EFHIAs conducted on health sector plans? Does EFHIA improve the consideration of equity in the development and...


17 Apr 2014

This chapter discusses some of the complex issues surrounding the notion of cultural competence—and the critical need for practitioners to develop knowledge, skills, understandings and attributes to be responsive in diverse cultural settings. The argument for culturally competent mental health practitioners and services is situated...

Discussion paper

1 Nov 2012

The paper argues broadly for recognition of a number of principles essential to establishing a firm basis upon which to redress health inequities for women:

It is impossible to understand women’s health outcomes without also understanding the social context of women’s lives; International human...



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