Thursday, 20 July 2017

TRC Call to Action 19

So far, the first seventeen posts of the TRC's Calls to Action have covered Child Welfare, Education and Language & Culture.

The Health category began yesterday with #18. Here is Call to Action #19:

We call upon the federal government, in consultation with Aboriginal peoples, to establish measurable goals to identify and close the gaps in health outcomes between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities, and to publish annual progress reports and assess long-term trends. Such efforts would focus on indicators such as: infant mortality, maternal health, suicide, mental health, addictions, life expectancy, birth rates, infant and child health issues, chronic diseases, illness and injury incidence, and the availability of appropriate health services.

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