Event Details

  • The 6th National Closing the Gap Indigenous Health Conference will be held at the Pullman Cairns International Hotel which is scheduled for the 27 - 29 November 2017. The conference is held annually and over the past 6 years has attracted thousands of attendees from a wide diversity of delegation ranging staff of from community controlled organisations, government agencies, researchers and interested individuals. The conference is hosted by Indigenous Conference Services (Australia) with great line up of First Nation's speakers not only from all around Australia but also from New Zealand, USA, Scandinavia, Asia and Middle East.

    The event is based upon the principal belief that Indigenous health must be approached from a holistic view, which encumbers body, mind and spirit; thus, leading to the fundamental rights of self-determination. The conference recognizes that treating our health must be done by treating the whole person, through mind, body, soul and culture. No matter what your culture is, if you are a First Nations person, statistics show that health, education or the justice system is monstrously weighted against Indigenous people. The 2016 Closing the Gap Report further highlights how wide the gap is where in reality there still is a lot of work to be done.

    In today’s society, Indigenous people have varied lifestyle, ranging from inner-city to isolated communities, therefore there is no set approach to dealing with health issues as you have to look at the environment that you live in and most importantly the agencies that are available to assist. The conference itself is not designed to provide answers for one and all however it is designed to bring together both government and non-government agencies who are working in the Indigenous health arena, therefore focusing on Closing the Gap and strengthening the life expectancy of Indigenous people to equal that of non-Indigenous people.
  • 27/11/17 at 5:00 AM -
    29/11/17 at 12:00 PM
  • Where
    Pullman Cairns International Hotel Map
  • Host
    Indigenous Conference Services (ICS-MEES Pty Ltd)
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