National Reconciliation Week 2022 – ‘Be Brave. Make Change’

‘Be Brave. Make Change’ is a challenge to all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures and achievements, and strengthen respectful relationships.

The National Agreement on Closing the Gap sets out how governments and the Coalition of Peaks will change the way they work together, to improve the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


The National Aboriginal Community controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO), who Healthabiat looks to,  has been working on this new National Agreement on Closing the Gap.  NACCHO talks in their recent media release about priorities in The Agreement if we want to make fundamental change, with Housing high up the list…

“it is built on four priority reforms to address ongoing critical issues around the social determinants of health such as housing, environment, access to health services, education, justice and others as the targets in there.”


This week is a reminder of Healthabitat’s ongoing commitment as we work together on the ground, with one community at a time, to deliver better health outcomes through addressing the safety and quality of housing.

Healthabitat acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which we work and their connections to land, sea and community.  We pay our respects to Elders past and present, and acknowledge the crucial role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have in Housing for Health’s work to improve health through better housing.