closing the gap – koolin balit

Koolin Balit means healthy people in Boonwurrung language. It is a Victorian Government strategy, which commits the health system to improve the length and quality of life of Aboriginal people in Victoria by 2022.

The six key priorities of Koolin Balit: Strategic Directions for Aboriginal Health 2012-2022 are:

  1. A healthy start to life
  2. A healthy childhood
  3. A healthy transition to adulthood
  4. Caring for older people
  5. Addressing risk factors
  6. Managing illness better with effective health services

Programs within Koolin Balit:

  • Healthy Community Voices
  • Youth Binge Drinking
  • Fresh Tracks