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In our own backyard: urban health inequities and Aboriginal experiences of neighbourhood life, social capital and racism

Posted on: 23 April, 2009
Issue: Vol 9 No 2, April 2009 - June 2009
Related to Environment Urban Social determinants Social issues South Australia

Gallaher G, Ziersch A, Baum F, Bentley M, Palmer C, et al. (2009)
In our own backyard: urban health inequities and Aboriginal experiences of neighbourhood life, social capital and racism.
Adelaide: Flinders University

This report looks at the Adelaide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (AATSIH) study and aims to contribute to filling the gap in literature and knowledge about the health and everyday life experience of urban Indigenous peoples. The report aims to improve Indigenous urban health and empower Aboriginal individuals and their communities, by setting out the necessary changes to improve health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for the long term. The report highlights that although Aboriginal people feel positive about their neighbourhood and community life, racism is a common experience. The findings suggest that improved access to education, employment and housing is needed to enhance the everyday life experience of urban Indigenous people.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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