Using Open Data to Close the Gap

Project Info

Team Name

Using Open Data to Close the Gap

Team Members

Harshitha Prakash , Nitish , Devang Shetty , Yiran , Carlos Alember

Project Description

The Close the Gap Campaign strives to narrow health and life expectancy disparities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians within one generation. It recognizes the enduring resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

The endeavor is a shared journey, aiming to empower Indigenous people for healthier lives. By involving Indigenous voices in policy creation and execution, positive outcomes are achieved. This endeavor demands structural shifts in government interactions with Indigenous populations.

Goals- We aim to build a solution for connecting the government and the first nations people aids in Closing the Gap. There are three main problems that we need to address:
1. How do we build trust with the first nations people between the government?
2. How will the outcome benefit both entities?
3. What are the potential methods, such as offering incentives, to stimulate greater establishment of trust?

#closingthegap #firstnations #voice #health

Data Story

We used datasets from the National Indigenous Australian Agency, Australian Institute of Health Welfare, and an essential poll which has been visualized by Guardian Graphic.

There is a lack of data relating to the following potential factors that may be related to the existence of the gap, including affordability, previous experience of racism, and the patient's choice. We consider gather these data directly from First Nations individuals and devising potential solutions.

Evidence of Work


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Team DataSets

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework - Summary report

Description of Use We use already build graphs from the report to show some of the significant gaps (citation: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2023. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Performance Framework: summary report July 2023. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed [20/08/2023].).

Data Set

Voice to parliament polling results tracker: how many people support or oppose the referendum

Description of Use We use and reference the visualizations of the latest opinion polls for the indigenous voice to parliament.

Data Set

Cultural safety in health care for Indigenous Australians: monitoring framework

Description of Use We used this dataset to gain insights into five key health-related aspects concerning First Nations people. The data highlights disparities between Indigenous and general populations' healthcare experiences, urging us to bridge this gap and strategize effective solutions.

Data Set

Challenge Entries

Using Open Data to Close the Gap

How can we improve the data and information sharing practices between governments and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and organisations to Close the Gap?

Go to Challenge | 7 teams have entered this challenge.