Many Indigenous Australians suffer from preventable, chronic diseases.

Some barriers to quality healthcare include lack of access to culturally appropriate medical services, or living in communities where there is simply little or no access to healthcare services.

The Centre for Online Health is committed to working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations to develop models of care that use telehealth to address these impediments to health care.

A key part of our work is working collaboratively with community-controlled health services. This approach has been shown to assist in the early detection of chronic disease and improve access to treatment whilst maintaining cultural safety.

Our research focus in this area is aligned with the Federal Government’s commitment to close the gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians within a generation (by 2031).

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