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A community-based co-designed genetic health service model for Aboriginal Australians

A community-based co-designed genetic health service model for Aboriginal Australians

Category:

Genomics

Type:

Publications

Author:

Imogen Elsum, Libby Massey, Callum McEwan ,Desiree LaGrappe,Emma Kowal,Ravi Savarirayan, Gareth Baynam, Misty Jenkins, Gail Garvey, Margaret Kelaher

Publication date:

2020




Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experience a greater burden of disease and die younger than non-Indigenous Australians, with Aboriginal people living in remote areas of the Northern Territory of Australia having the lowest life expectancy estimates. Despite a high burden of chronic disease among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, access to specialist health services remains low and models of care that increase engagement, may improve health outcomes.