The Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges has taken the lead in developing a National Partnership Forum on Indigenous Health to be convened today at the University of Newcastle.
Professor Talley said “we signed a collaborative agreement in May with our partners the Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association and the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations and today’s national forum aims to develop the partnership.”
Professor Talley said “this is the first time such a forum has been convened and we are all committed to working together to address the health issues for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.”
With a focus on the 2017 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework report, the forum will work to develop a set of measurable outcomes for each of the tiers.
Professor Talley said: “I expect there will be projects recommended which will enable collaboration between doctors, and service providers and I look forward to presenting these ideas to the Minister for Indigenous Health.”
The Council of Presidents of Medical Colleges is committed to working with our partners and the Australian Government to reduce the current gap in health outcomes and life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
Angela Magarry, CPMC 0437 227 422
Laureate Professor Nicholas Talley, 02 4921 5855