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Can sleep contribute to “closing the gap” for Indigenous children?

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Sarah BlundenSarah Blunden, D Camfferman
The wellbeing of Australian Indigenous children has long been an issue of concern and the subject of numerous national partnerships, action plans and government policies. This is primarily because of the high incidence of health problems and academic deficits among Indigenous children in comparison with non-Indigenous children. The aim of these govenment policies is to bring about a general increase in Indigenous children's health and academic outcomes. We propose that poor sleep health may be a significant factor that should be considered within the discourse around closing the gap in the health and wellbeing of Indigenous children and young people.

History

Volume

199

Issue

1

Start Page

19

End Page

20

Number of Pages

2

eISSN

1326-5377

ISSN

0025-729X

Location

Australia

Publisher

Australasian Medical Publishing

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Appleton Institute for Behavioural Sciences; Appleton Institute for Behavioural Sciences; University of South Australia;

Era Eligible

No

Journal

Medical journal of Australia.