Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health


Summary

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) recognises that improving the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is one of Australia’s highest health priorities.
 
This position statement provides an overview of the RACGP’s commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
 
Last updated July 2017.  

  1. Wilkie M. Bringing them home: Report of the national inquiry into the separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission; 1997.
  2. National Congress of Australia’s First Redfern Statement.
  3. Calma T. Achieving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Equality within a Generation: A Human Rights Based Approach. Sydney (AUST): Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission. 2005.
  4. Trewin D. National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey, Australia, 2004-05. Australian Bureau of Statistics; 2006.
  5. The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners. Melbourne, VIC. Racism. It stops with me.
  6. The Australian Medical Council. Standards for Assessment and Accreditation of Specialist Medical Programs and Professional Development Programs 2015.
  7. Australian Medical Council. Procedures for Assessment and Accreditation of Medical Schools by the Australian Medical Council 2017. Available from

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (PDF 1.8 MB)