Closing The Gap
Parasites may be gross, but so is Australia’s attitude to Indigenous health
University of Melbourne experts say the impact of preventable parasites and infectious diseases for some Indigenous and remote communities is a national shame.
The power of Indigenous data
Data is crucial to Closing the Gap but the best data needs to be community-driven and owned, says University of Melbourne expert at the Indigenous Data Network
The Indigenous eye-care gap is closing, but not fast enough
The Indigenous community-led approach to COVID-19 is a lesson in closing the gap on vision but government support is needed, say University of Melbourne experts
Can we close the gap on blindness by 2020?
The Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision is improving eye health for Indigenous Australians, but University of Melbourne research finds more needs to be done.
Knowledge sharing for health and wellbeing
Gwenda Freeman, University of Melbourne lecturer, is empowering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to contribute to their community's health services.
Birth isn’t destiny
High rates of low birth weight among Aboriginal babies can addressed within a generation if we improve maternal health, University of Melbourne research finds.
Backing the strengths of Aboriginal young people
We need to use the strengths of Aboriginal youth if we are to close the gap says the University of Melbourne's Professor Sandra Eades.
Joining the big data dots on Indigenous health policy
Gathering and analysing large-scale health data central to driving policies to tackle Australia's Indigenous health deficit, say University of Melbourne experts
Closing the Gap for vision
Blindness impacts Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people disproportionately, but according a University of Melbourne report, real progress is being made.
A rolled gold genius
The University of Melbourne's Professor Ian Anderson's determination and upbringing has earned him the Order of Australia for his service to Indigenous Affairs.