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Aboriginal Health

Edited by Michael Moore and Theodore Tulchinsky

Aborigine health is a major public health problem globally. There are different aspects across populations but in common they share marginalization in health due to isolation, poverty and inadequate health related interventions. Native populations in many parts of the world suffer from poor health related to poverty, lifestyle, isolation and poor access to perceptive and curative health care. The problems are global affecting countries everywhere, and in homogeneous countries immigration is producing excluded minorities in health conditions similar to aborigines.

This collection of Public Health Reviews will explore the current health status of aboriginal populations in selected countries, and the tragic effects of social, cultural, and health consequences.  It will look at the intervention successes and failures, as well as future approaches.

Publication charges for this collection were funded by ASPHER. Articles have undergone the journal's standard peer-review process overseen by the Guest Editor, who declares no competing interests.

  1. Commentary

    Ethnic density and mortality: aboriginal population health in Taiwan

    Ethnic density (the proportion of ethnic minority populations in a geographic area) has emerged as an important factor determining population health. By examining the relationship between mortality rates and t...

    Shao-Chiu Juan, Tamara Awerbuch-Friedlander and Richard Levins

    Public Health Reviews 2016 37:11

    Published on: 3 October 2016