National Close The Gap day is in March, 2014

Did you know

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people can expect to live substantially shorter lives than other Australians – up to 20 years less in some cases.

Babies born to Aboriginal mothers die at more than twice the rate of other Australian babies, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experience higher rates of preventable illness such as heart disease, kidney disease and diabetes.

It’s a health crisis you’d associate with an impoverished nation, but it’s happening right here in our own backyard. Together we can change this picture.

National Close The Gap Day 20th March, 2014

National Close the Gap Day (NCTGD) is a way for all Australians to join together and remind our political leaders of their commitments to close the life expectancy gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians within a generation.

 Oxfam’s campaign

Oxfam is holding a campaign calling on governments to take action to achieve Indigenous health equality within 25 years by:

  • A long-term investment in Indigenous health; investment in financial and human resources
  • Increasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders’ access to health services
  • Addressing critical social issues such as poor housing, nutrition, employment and education
  • Building Indigenous control and participation in the delivery of health and other services
  • Getting governments at state and national level to work in partnership with Indigenous communities, health organisations and experts to develop and monitor a plan to tackle the Indigenous health crisis
  • Promoting real and meaningful partnerships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities and health services

Supporting Oxfam

Phoenix Rising For Children (PRFC) is an accredited out-of-home or foster care provider based in Sydney, N.S.W, Australia. PRFC was founded in 2001 to provide quality foster care to children and young people across Sydney, including contemporary, quality, family-based foster care and effective and specialist support services to children and young people and their families. PRFC operates ethically, effectively and empathically with a view to achieving quality outcomes and a satisfying working environment, and as such we support such organisations as Oxfam as they encompass similar ideals.

Have you considered fostering a young one? PRFC undertakes regular planning and evaluation and has a focus on personal development and training. If you would like to become a foster carer and join our team providing effective and meaningful care to children and young people, please contact us!

We also provide family contact services, and these specialize in contact supervision for children in out of home care with their parents and other significant family members.

We can be reached at mail@phoenixrising.org.au

Learn more about our foster care agency in NSW at www.phoenixrising.org.au

Take action!

Sign the Close the Gap pledge:
https://www.oxfam.org.au/my/act/sign-the-close-the-gap-pledge/

or get involved in National Close the Gap Day: https://www.oxfam.org.au/act/events/national-close-the-gap-day/

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