Does an Apple a Day Keep the Doctor Away?

Tasmanians are living longer lives than before. In fact, the average life expectancy of a Tasmanian has increased by two years in the last decade. Despite the longevity, many residents of the Apple Isle don’t identify as ‘healthy’, with ABS data indicating that only half of Tasmanian’s consider themselves to be in excellent or very good health.

This paradox suggests that there is more to wellness than meets the eye. Other than apples, there are many determinants preventing us from accessing the care and services we need.

Medical Director of General Practice & Primary Care in the Tasmanian Department of Health, Dr Allison Turnock, says that our health barriers call for innovative systemic solutions and a patient-centred approach that can adapt to the health needs of our communities, all within the confines of limited resources. But what does this look like for Tasmania?

Register now to discover why keeping the doctor away may not be the name of the game.

You can join this free talk in-person, or online. To attend in-person, select your free tickets through Eventbrite. To attend online, register via Zoom, and we’ll email you details on how to join the session.

Please join us for refreshments from 5.30pm. The talk will begin promptly at 6.00pm.

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