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About IEH

Indigenous Eye Health (IEH) was established in 2008 by Professor Hugh R Taylor, AC at the Melbourne School of Population and Global Health to undertake world-leading research that has established an evidence-base and policy framework to address Indigenous eye health in Australia.

IEH aims to Close the Gap for Vision for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through world-leading research, policy formation, advocacy and implementation. Research has established the state of Indigenous eye health in Australia and current service availability and explored barriers and enablers to the delivery of eye health services for Indigenous peoples.

The evidence gathered has guided the development of a comprehensive policy framework – The Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision - that is supported by the Indigenous and mainstream health sectors and government. IEH is currently actively engaged in providing the necessary advocacy and technical support to Close the Gap for Vision.

Close the Gap for Vision by 2020: Strengthen & Sustain – National Conference 2019

Following the success of the Close the Gap for Vision by 2020 national conferences in 2017 and 2018, Indigenous Eye Health and co-host Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory (AMSANT), are pleased to invite you to the 2019 national conference.

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2018 Annual Update on the Implementation of The Roadmap  to Close the Gap for Vision

IEH are pleased to announce the launch of the 2018 Annual Update on the Implementation of The Roadmap to Close the Gap for Vision at the 50th Annual Scientific Congress of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists in Adelaide.

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We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people - the traditional owners of the land upon which Indigenous Eye Health is located, and their Elders past, present and future.