Closing the Gap Day
Wednesday, March 27 2019
Adelaide PHN is proud to be supporting this year’s Closing the Gap Day event that is set to be one of South Australia’s largest health events for Aboriginal people and communities.
This free all-ages event hosted by Sonder, will bring together community members and a range of Aboriginal health services to share information, promote services and work towards ensuring better health outcomes for Aboriginal people and communities.
The event will take place on Wednesday 27 March at the Adelaide Showground. Adelaide PHN will be there in support, providing free immunisations and sharing information about our commissioned health services and activities.
Adelaide PHN CEO Deb Lee, who will be speaking at the event, said “Aboriginal health is a key priority for Adelaide PHN and we are very pleased to continue funding this event. We are focused on improving health outcomes and your experience of primary health care within the Adelaide region”.
“While progress is being made, Closing the Gap Day is a reminder that there’s still a lot of work to be done,” she said.
“We continuously engage and consult with local Aboriginal communities through the Adelaide PHN Aboriginal Community Advisory Council, to improve primary health care locally and ensure services are culturally appropriate”.
MC Michael O’Loughlin, Sydney Swans super star and AFL Hall of Fame member, will guide event goers through a range of live stage performances including music from The Merrg and dance by the Dusty Feet Mob, while comedian, Joshua Warrior will have the crowd in hysterics with his comedy routine. The event will also feature free activities for children, including a petting zoo, jumping castle, inflatable footy games, face painting and much more. General health checks and a free lunch will be on offer, as well as the opportunity for consults with Ngangkari Traditional healers.
Closing the Gap Day is celebrated nationally and aims to bring together people from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to share information and take meaningful action in support of achieving Indigenous health equality by 2030.
A PDF of the media release is attached for printing or download.