Opportunities for discussing healthy lifestyles
The health gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is affected by social and cultural determinants and is compounded by the interaction between social determinants and risk factors.1
Health professionals are in an ideal position to promote and advise on relevant risk-reduction and health promotion strategies, taking account of any social and cultural factors. All Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware of, and encouraged to optimise, their modifiable cancer risk factors.
There are currently no data available for this indicator.
- Cancer Australia. National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cancer Framework. Priority area 2: Focus prevention activities to address specific barriers and enablers to minimise cancer risk for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
- Cancer Australia. Optimal Care Pathway for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with cancer. Step 1: Prevention and early detection
1. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. The health and welfare of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples 2015. Cat. no. IHW 147. Canberra: AIHW. 2015