Book launch follows public lecture 

'Social Determinants of Indigenous Health' will be launched on 8 May after the first in CDU's 2007 May Public Lecture Series

A groundbreaking new book on Indigenous health will be launched at the conclusion of the first Charles Darwin University public lecture on Tuesday (May 8).

Social Determinants of Indigenous Health examines the origins of poor health among Aboriginal communities.

Highly respected contributors from around Australia focus on the social and political factors that have resulted in Australia’s original inhabitants suffering from what has been called ‘Fourth World’ standards of health.

Social Determinants of Indigenous Health offers a systematic overview of the relationship between the social and political environment and health, with contributors exploring the effect of poverty, class, education, employment and housing.

The book can also be seen as a guide to social change, outlining a framework for effective health delivery.

It will be launched by Pat Anderson, chairperson for the CRC for Aboriginal Health, at the Cornucopia Café in the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.

Professor Joan Cunningham from the Menzies School of Health Research will first deliver the CDU lecture ‘Why health services can’t fix us, and what people and governments can do about it’ in the MAGNT lecture theatre at 6pm.

Her lecture is the first in the weekly series exploring contemporary issues in health, the environment and social policy.

Entry to the lecture series is free, and is followed by refreshments. Bookings are not required.

Visit the CDU Public Lecture Series website for information about the May series.