The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet has released the latest version of their annual authoritative publication, the 'Overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health status 2021'.
The release of the key findings from the Australian Burden of Disease Study 2018 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people provides promising news for specific diseases. There was a decline in total burden for coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, rheumatoid arthritis, hearing loss and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, as well as improvements in birth and pregnancy outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers and babies.
There is also a featured section on the Coronavirus disease and its impact on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their communities.
Click here to check out the report (which includes their plain language infographic summary version and PPT slides).