By documenting the best evidence of the health status of Australia's Indigenous people and linking this with policy and program implications, The Health of Indigenous Australians is an essential book for all people involved and interested in Indigenous health. In particular, the book will assist the spectrum of people who need to make decisions about Indigenous health–from policy makers and senior program managers to the whole range of health professionals (including Indigenous health workers)–by providing knowledge gathered from an extensive range of sources. Taking a public health approach, the book places detailed information about specific health conditions affecting Indigenous people within a broad social framework. In so doing, this book makes an invaluable contribution towards improving the understanding of health issues facing Indigenous Australians.
Authoritative author team
Up-to-date research on the most important diseases affecting Indigenous people today
Comprehensive overview of Indigenous health status and the range of social and other risk factors
Details an extensive range of available evidence on Indigenous health