Closing the gap depends on ACCHSs

Sophie Couzos and Dea Delaney Thiele
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (10): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2009.tb02554.x
Published online: 18 May 2009

To the Editor: The Hon. Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister of Australia, addressed federal Parliament on 26 February 2009 regarding the Closing the gap on Indigenous disadvantage: the challenge for Australia report.1 In his speech, he asserted that government strategy to close the gap will focus on the treatment of Indigenous Australians’ illnesses “largely through the mainstream health system, because that is where 70% of Indigenous people are treated”.2

  • Sophie Couzos
  • Dea Delaney Thiele

  • National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, Canberra, ACT.


Competing interests:

We are employees of NACCHO, which represents more than 145 ACCHSs across Australia.


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