Environmental health conditions are a key contributor to infections, injuries and chronic disease in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Improving living environments can greatly improve health and wellbeing.

Healthy environments include:

  • safe and adequate housing with timely repairs and maintenance
  • collection and disposal of rubbish and sewage
  • hot and cold water for personal hygiene, laundry and food preparation
  • access to affordable food and safe food storage
  • control of animals, vermin, insects, dust and pollution

The Aboriginal Environmental Health Unit works closely with Public Health Units and other agencies to manage a range of projects.  

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