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Improving digital health literacy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders people

The Australian Digital Health Agency met with representatives from state and territory Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services .

The Australian Digital Health Agency met with representatives from state and territory Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services on 4 December to support improvements in digital health literacy.

The national partnership of Affiliates meets quarterly to progress strategic digital health priorities that contribute to Closing The Gap.

Each jurisdiction showcased the progress of their local initiatives and received an update on the Agency’s 2020 community engagement work.

Professor Meredith Makeham, Chief Medical Adviser for the Australian Digital Health Agency, said “Australians living outside of cities experience lower quality health outcomes. Digital health initiatives such as the My Health Record can help bridge the health care gaps for people living in regional and remote areas.”

“It is essential that the Agency hear from and work in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health services.”

“Their frontline work to improve health care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders people is integral to ensuring their communities can access and benefit from digital health technologies and services,” Professor Makeham said.

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