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International Group for Indigenous Health Measurement 2006, Canberra

Posted on: 6 April, 2009
Issue: Vol 9 No 2, April 2009 - June 2009
Related to Births Deaths Health measurement International

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2009)
International Group for Indigenous Health Measurement 2006, Canberra.
Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

This report gives an overview of the second meeting of the International Group for Indigenous Health Measurement in 2006. The Group includes people from Indigenous organisations, national statistical agencies, departments of health, and research institutions from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States, who are committed to ensuring the highest quality collection, dissemination, and use of data related to Indigenous health. Meeting proceedings and a summary are included with information on data collection processes and quality issues. Details are provided about the identification of Indigenous people/households in the Census, vital statistics data (births and deaths), administrative data, health surveillance measures, and health related surveys. The report highlights the necessity of collecting high-quality data of relevance to policy organisations and Indigenous people for reducing the health disparities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in the four countries.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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