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Slowly, closing the gap   
Monday, 18 November 2013

Produced by Rebecca Leaver

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Life expectancy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men has increased by around one and a half years over the last five years, and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women life expectancy has increased by about half a year over the period. The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation or NACCHO attributes the rise to the growth in culturally appropriate health services.

This report looks at what some of culturally appropriate health services look like and what stop Aboriginal people using mainstream health services. IMAGE: Strangejourney via Flikr

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