Media Release

Research on Indigenous Australia will help Close the Gap

19 March 2015

The National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) congratulates Wiley Online Library on its Research on Indigenous Australia publication. The launch by Wiley of this new virtual publication this week acknowledges the importance of Close the Gap Day and the vital role research plays in helping bridge the gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians across many health and socio-economic parameters.

Wiley publishes the Australian Journal of Rural Health (AJRH) for the NRHA and, as a leading publisher of Australian academic and scientific journals, it is well-placed to expose readers to ideas from across the Australian research landscape. The papers in Research on Indigenous Australia are from a broad range of journals in the fields of medicine, allied health, social and environmental sciences.

“The NRHA is proud to contribute through the AJRH to this Indigenous Australia virtual issue.  For over 20 years AJRH has been the leading journal for multidisciplinary research in rural and remote health in Australia”, said Gordon Gregory, CEO of the NRHA. 

“Indigenous health has been a primary focus for AJRH and the journal has developed a significant body of evidence to support best practice in improving indigenous health outcomes.  Wiley's initiative will make a valuable contribution to Closing the Gap”. 

Peter Brown, Journal Manager of AJRH, said that in addition to the three AJRH articles included in the Wiley Indigenous Australia virtual journal, AJRH offers access to its Indigenous health resources through two virtual issues available online. Twenty-four recent articles from the AJRH have been compiled into ‘Spotlight on Indigenous Health 2011-2015’ which can be accessed through Wiley Online Library.

The NRHA would like to thank Wiley, its publishing partner, for these initiatives.

Individual papers included in the collection will be freely available until 30 September 2015 and can be accessed at http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-825035.html 

Media Release Contact Info: 

Gordon Gregory (CEO)
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