The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Health Strategy has been launched at the AWHN conference. The strategy, developed by the Australian Women’s Health Network (AWHN) Aboriginal Women’s Talking Circle, seeks to address the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous women’s health. The Aboriginal Women’s Talking Circle consulted with over 400 Indigenous women across Australia on health issues, gaps, and barriers to services for the strategy.The aim of the strategy is to address the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous women’s health. The report includes descriptions of: the context of Indigenous women’s health; the processes and findings of Australian Women’s Health Network Talking Circle; and identified priorities and needs, as articulated by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. The action areas identified were:
– Supportive environments
– Health service access and equity
– Women in the health workforce
– A national policy officer
Click here to read the report.