Housing and health in Indigenous communities: key issues for housing and health improvement in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

Aust J Rural Health. 2006 Oct;14(5):178-83. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1584.2006.00804.x.


Indigenous people living in remote communities face some particular difficulties with regard to housing and its impact on their health. This paper reviews the contemporary international understanding of the relationship between housing and health, the history of settlement and housing conditions in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and some of the recent initiatives to improve housing in these communities.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Attitude to Health*
  • Australia
  • Catchment Area, Health
  • Cultural Characteristics
  • Health Services, Indigenous / organization & administration*
  • Health Status*
  • Housing*
  • Humans
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander*
  • Needs Assessment / organization & administration
  • Rural Health Services / organization & administration