Close the Gap day
23 Mar 2015
Western Sydney’s biggest Indigenous health event attracted hundreds of people to Mount Druitt PCYC.
The music, sporting and arts celebration marked Close the Gap day, which aims to take action on achieving health equality by 2030.
The live entertainment, giveaways, food, sporting competitions and interactive activities, created fun for the whole family.
Many people took advantage of the health checks, including blood pressure measurement and flu shots.
Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) health services manager Luke Felicetti was delighted with the large crowd in attendance.
“It was a fantastic way for WSLHD to showcase the services we provide and connect with the broader community.
Mr Felicetti said WSLHD is committed to reducing the Indigenous life expectancy gap and improving the health and wellbeing of the Aboriginal community.
“Western Sydney is home to the largest urban population of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia,” he said.
“Diabetes, cancer and heart disease continue to be challenges for this community and for health services, so we’re working with various partners to help prevent and manage these conditions.”