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Kidney health for all: a report on policy options for improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kidney health

Posted on: 15 February, 2016
Issue: Vol 16 No 1, January 2016 - March 2016
Related to Health services Kidney health Policies

Kidney Health Australia (2015)
Kidney health for all: a report on policy options for improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kidney health
Melbourne: Kidney Health Australia

This report provides an overview of the key messages and recommendations presented by some of the leading researchers, nephrologists and Aboriginal community controlled health services. These include:

  • excerpts from the World kidney day parliamentary breakfast speeches
  • a summary of the burden of kidney disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • an overview of prevention activities that are currently in place for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders showcasing the work to improve access to primary health care, screening for kidney disease and community engagement
  • an overview of dialysis access, issues and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  • an overview of kidney transplantation among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders
  • a summary list of recommendations which are consolidated at the front for consideration by governments and other key organisations working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander kidney health.

Abstract adpated from Kidney Health Australia

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