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Closing The Gap

  1. 26 May 2021 - Health & Wellbeing

    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

  2. 25 November 2020 - Health & Medicine

    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

  3. 11 November 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  4. 29 April 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  5. 7 March 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  6. 23 May 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    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

  7. 30 October 2017 - Health & Wellbeing

    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.

  8. 16 June 2017 - Under the Microscope

    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.

  9. 29 October 2016 - Health & Wellbeing

    Ending avoidable blindness

    Researchers, using data gathering and analysis, are making inroads in eliminating avoidable blindness and preventable eye diseases in Indigenous communities.