CLOSE THE GAP CAMPAIGN

Help us to achieve health and life expectancy of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people equality within a generation.

The Close The Gap Campaign was launched in 2006, as a public call to action to address the health inequality between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and other Australians. The purpose of the Campaign is to articulate and advocate for key priorities to take to governments. 

The RACGP is a founding member of the Campaign and a member of the Steering Committee.  

National Close the Gap Day – join the day of action for health equality

Professor Peter O'Mara

Each year, as Close the Gap Day comes around, it prompts me to reflect on the tireless work of so many in my profession who ensure individuals and families are able to do the things they need to do – look after friends, family, and Country.


Professor Peter O’Mara, Chair, RACGP Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health  

Leadership and legacy through crises: keeping our mob safe​ 
Close the Gap report 2021

This year’s report was produced by the Lowitja Institute, Australia’s community controlled national institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research.

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We nurture our culture for our future, and our culture nurtures us 
Close the Gap report 2020

With this report we have sought to reflect the reciprocal and cyclical relationship between culture and wellbeing, whereby nurturing culture keeps us, and our future generations, healthy and strong.

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Our Choices, Our Voices
Close the Gap report 2019

The stories profiled in this report illustrate that ‘our choice and our voice’ are vital if we are to make gains and start to close the gap.

Close The Gap - 10 Year Review
Close the Gap report 2018

This review assesses the most significant national effort to date to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health: the 2008 Council of Australian Governments’ (COAG) Closing the Gap Strategy.

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