Journal article

INDIGENOUS HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS IN AUSTRALIA: CONNECTIONS AND CAPACITY

Juan I Baeza, Jenny M Lewis

International Journal of Health Services | BAYWOOD PUBL CO INC | Published : 2010

Abstract

The health of Aboriginal people is significantly worse than that of the rest of the Australian population. Aboriginal community-controlled health organizations live with uncertainty in terms of funding, and the amount of money spent on indigenous people through mainstream health services is less than that spent on the non-indigenous population, especially when the different needs of these two groups are taken into account. The Aboriginal population is small and widely dispersed, causing problems for policy and funding. This article provides an analysis of the network of health organizations in Victoria, with a specific focus on indigenous health, and analyzes the connections between mainstre..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was funded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Population Health Capacity Building Grant #236235