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Challenges in providing equitable access to health in Australia
24 August 2021 @ 2:30 pm -3:30 pm
2:30PM – 3:30PM AEST | 24 August
Free webinar | REGISTER
As the COVID-19 Pandemic has powerfully demonstrated, there is a direct link between people’s income and their health, with people on lower incomes typically having poorer health outcomes than people with higher incomes. Health inequity is a prevalent issue in Australia, with many challenges due to low incomes and socio-economic disadvantage and barriers to access to health services.
Building on the findings from the ACOSS and UNSW joint report, Work, income and health inequity: A snapshot of the evidence, this webinar will explore:
- What exactly does the data show about the relationship between health and socio-economic circumstance?
- How could we improve the data in order to increase equitable access to health?
- How can the policy choices we make now help improve the health outcomes for the most disadvantaged in Australia?
- Importantly, how are the choices we are making now about COVID-19 impacting health outcomes for those with the least during this pandemic?
Our guest speakers:
- Nicole Bartholomeusz, CEO of cohealth
- Professor Evelyne de Leeuw, Director, Centre for Health Equity Training, Research & Evaluation (CHETRE)
- Erin Miller, Manager Priority Populations and Places, Sydney Local Health District, NSW Health
- Nicole Kilby, Policy Officer, National Association of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Practitioners
- Host: Dr Norman Swan, Host of RN’s Health Report, co-host of Coronacast & commentator on ABC TV’s 7.30