As noted in the Queensland Closing the Gap (CTG) Snapshot Report Card (2019) the life expectancy gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander males was 7.8 years and females 6.7 years, with the child mortality rate 1.7 times higher than that of non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living in Queensland.
There is evidence that interpersonal and institutional racism continues to be experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people when accessing healthcare. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Equity Strategy is a pivotal opportunity for us to address these determinants of health.
Community and partner consultation
- Consultation summary 1 [PDF 2229.31 kB]
- Consultation summary 2 [PDF 2184.15 kB]
- Our journey so far [PDF 2281.02 kB]
- Feedback summary [PDF 5279.75 kB]