What works?

What works?

A review of actions addressing the social and economic determinants of Indigenous health

Katy Osborne, Frances Baum and Lynsey Brown

Closing the Gap— December 2013
What works?: A review of actions addressing the social and economic determinants of Indigenous health

There are significant health inequities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, and the health disadvantages experienced by Indigenous Australians are shaped by the broader social and economic conditions in which they live.

This paper reviews evidence relating to improving Indigenous outcomes and 'closing the gap' across a range of key social and economic determinants of health and wellbeing. It outlines what works, what doesn't, and what further research is needed.

This report was produced for the Closing the Gap Clearinghouse. The Clearinghouse was a Council of Australian Governments’ initiative jointly funded by all Australian Governments. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Family Studies was funded from 2009 to 2014 to deliver the Clearinghouse.

What works?: A review of actions addressing the social and economic determinants of Indigenous health (PDF 1.1 MB)

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