Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples die 10-17 years younger than other Australians and it's even worse in some parts of Australia. We must take action to demand Indigenous health equality.
Resource packs will be sent out from 1 February 2018.
We will also have a range of free downloadable resources available on our website www.oxfam.org.au/closethegapday. It is still important to register as this contributes to the overall success of the event.
No matter how big or small your activity, yours will play an important role in building local support for ending the Indigenous health crisis. At a national level, registering your activity shows the broad ongoing community support for action to Close the Gap by 2030.
Remind governments of their responsibility to achieve health equality for all Australians. Your activity can be any size or shape you like.
Hosting an activity is a really easy way to be part of the solution (and it's fun!)
A morning or afternoon tea at your workplace is one activity you could hold. An activity like this demonstrates your organisation’s core values and delivers a positive health message to its workforce and the sector in which you work. Watch this video to see how General Practice Victoria hosted a morning tea.
Schools at every level continue to be huge supporters of National Close the Gap Day (NCTGD). Find a range of ideas on how your school can get involved at the school resources page.
Play a sport? Consider holding a National Close the Gap Day competition or round. Love to cook? Host a dinner party or afternoon tea, watch the Close the 2017 Gap Video and have a discussion about Indigenous health.
Need more inspiration? Visit National Close the Gap events to see what others are up to.
Whatever activity you choose to do, support Indigenous health equality by registering your activity now.
National Close the Gap Day: Thursday, 15 March 2018.