The meaning behind the design
Artist: Toby Dodd, Dreamtime Public Relations, of Ngarrindjeri/Narungga/Kaurna descent.
Meaning: Health Direction.
The smaller outer dots represent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The larger dots represent NATSIHEC’s goals and targets. The direction of the arrow-like shape represents NATSIHEC advising the government on goals and targets to reduce the life-expectancy gap. The research and developments that NATSIHEC are doing is increasing the health and life expectancy rate, which appears as the smaller dots becoming larger.
The colours represent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; the red/yellow of the Aboriginal flag, and the blue/green of the Torres Strait Islander flag.
The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Equality Council (NATSIHEC) formerly NIHEC was established to help give effect to the Indigenous Health Equality Summit Statement of Intent signed in March 2008. Members are selected for their extensive knowledge on Indigenous health issues and were eminent individuals and experts from Government, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health sector, and the broader health sector.
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