National Sorry Day & Reconciliation Week
Today, and in the coming week, the Life! team will be acknowledging both National Sorry Day (Friday 26 May) and National Reconciliation Week (27 May - 3 June).
National Sorry Day is a day to reflect on the laws, policies, practices and themes of assimilation and segregation which impacted generations of Indigenous people, particularly members of the Stolen Generations.
National Reconciliation Week 2017 acknowledges two significant milestones in Australia’s reconciliation journey; marking 50 years since the ‘67 referendum, and 25 years since the historic Mabo decision. The theme this year is ‘Let’s Take the Next Steps’ and reminds us that all big changes take persistence and courage.
We encourage you to take part in the nations reconciliation journey - find an event near you.
At the Life! program, we are working to bridge the gap in health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people by implementing the Road to Good Health. Indigenous people are three times more lively to develop type 2 diabetes than non-Indigenous people. The Road to Good Health is designed to support Aboriginal health workers and health professionals working with Aboriginal communities to promote healthy lifestyles and encourage individuals, families and community groups to make healthy lifestyle choices.
Diabetes Victoria strives to reduce the impact of diabetes on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in Victoria.