VicHealth is committed to helping close the health gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Victorians. As part of this commitment, VicHealth established a focus on improving Aboriginal health as a key priority area for action during 2009−2013. 

This research summary presents a synopsis of the latest published research examining the health status of Aboriginal Victorians. It describes the burden of disease that arises from preventable chronic conditions, the risk factors that contribute to this disease, and the social and economic factors that influence Aboriginal health and wellbeing. Other research summaries in this series are available at