Close the Gap: Indigenous heart disease

Published: Monday 16th February 2015

Staff are invited to participate in a series of lunchbox sessions that will take place throughout the year and will provide opportunities to engage with indigenous perspectives on a range of topics. The sessions will allow participants to build on their levels of cultural knowledge through hearing from and having conversations with subject matter experts.

Upcoming information session

Close the Gap: Indigenous heart disease

Tuesday 17 March 2015 at 1pm (12pm QLD time).

The first session of the Indigenous Perspectives series is on heart disease among Indigenous Australians, in recognition of National Close the Gap Day (19 March 2015).

National Close the Gap Day is recognised annually to highlight the disparity in Indigenous health indicators and to provide opportunities for Australians express their support to improve Indigenous health and life expectancy outcomes.

In acknowledging National Close the Gap Day, ACU's Professor Simon Stewart, Director of Centre for Research Excellence to Reduce Inequality in Heart Disease within the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research, is providing an opportunity to hear and engage in the following topics:

  • Heart disease for Indigenous Australians
  • Health inequality
  • Limited treatment options
  • Access to health care resources

This session will be conducted via video conference and will be available at all campuses. There is no cost for attendance. Please be in your local campus video conference room five minutes prior to the starting time. Please note, all locations must dial-in using the dial-in number 619 2158. If you are the first to arrive, please dial in using this number. Instructions are available here.

  • Brisbane Campus: Room AC.22
  • North Sydney Campus: VC Room, Level 16, Tenison Woods House
  • Strathfield Campus: VC Room E2.45
  • Canberra Campus: Room 1.10
  • Ballarat Campus: Room 503
  • Melbourne Campus: To be confirmed

How to register?

Please register via Staff Connect by Monday 16 March 2015.

For more information, please contact Manager Indigenous Employment Shae Cubillo via email or by phone on (07) 3623 7492.