Building a Movement for Health

Comprehensive Primary Health Care in Aboriginal Australia (AUSTRALIA)

Region: South Est Asia

Language: English

Year: 2011

Source: Discussion paper

Author(s): David Legge

Summary: Overview of three Indigenous health services in Australia, where community-led services have had success in overturning the impact of continuing colonisation on poor health outcomes. These projects are structured health services that also engage in advocacy and community partnerships, and are managed by people most directly themselves. They are largely community-led, and work broadly with community collaborators to address social determinants of health that have an impact on the daily lives of Indigenous people in Australia.

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Key practices: advocacy, campaigns, communication; participation, community action; alliances and cooperation

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