More Aboriginal workers in cancer services
Across NSW, Aboriginal people are more likely to have their cancer diagnosed later, receive less active treatment, and have poorer long term cancer outcomes than non-Aboriginal people.
Many Aboriginal people are reluctant to access a cancer service and to complete their treatment because of a lack of cultural safety, inadequate support and an unwelcoming environment.
But, together, we can turn this around.
Strengthening the Aboriginal health workforce across all health professions is critical to improving services and closing the gap in cancer outcomes between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people.