Our mob have some of the poorest health outcomes of any group of people in the world. We die on average far younger than non-Indigenous people and are more likely to have chronic conditions such as diabetes.
Date: 3rd Thursday in March. The aim of the Close the Gap campaign is to achieve health equality by 2030.
The campaign launched in 2006 and finally in 2008, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and opposition leader Brendan Nelson signed the Close the Gap Statement of Intent, which committed the future federal governments to also work towards closing the gap.
National Close the Gap Day is a day for people and organisations to pledge support for achieving Indigenous health equality by 2030.
You can learn more about Close the Gap here.
Image: Close the Gap. Source: ANTaR.