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THE LOWITJA INSTITUTE
Australia’s National Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research
Incorporating Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
Lowitja Institute is an innovative research body for Aboriginal organisations, academic institutions and government agencies to facilitate collaborative evidence-based research on the health of Indigenous Australians. It offers a great search engine to find publications and resources produced from research into better health and treatment methods of Indigenous Australians. Scroll to browse or search fields - publications can be viewed as citation list.
Researching Indigenous Health: A Practical Guide for Researchers
To be practical when developing research capacity within the Indigenous community, Indigenous health research needs to be driven by priorities set by Indigenous Australian people, so Lowitja Institute and Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health for Aboriginal Health, developed resources in response to a growing need for resources in this area.
Laycock, A. with Walker, D., Harrison, N. & Brands, J. 2011, Researching Indigenous Health: A Practical Guide for Researchers, Lowitja Institute, Melbourne. You may purchase this guide or click link above.
(CRCAH: 2003–2009) and Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Tropical Health (CRCATH: 1997–2003)
Not-for-profit entity administered through Menzies School of Health Research
One21seventy fosters high-quality primary health care and better health outcomes for Indigenous Australians through support for CQI in everyday primary health care practice. It provides practical tools to enable health centres to engage in systematic continuous quality improvement cycles and are aligned with evidence based best practice guidelines, reporting and accreditation requirements - clinical audit tools, organisational systems assessment tool, training in use of the tools, facilitation of feedback and goal setting, web information and data services for easy data interpretation, reporting and benchmarking. One21seventy provide tools, training and support for primary health care centres and providers to use:
MENZIES SCHOOL OF HEALTH RESEARCH www.menzies.edu.au Discovery for a healthy tomorrow
Aims to improve the health outcomes, particularly for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and disadvantaged populations, through excellence and leadership in research and training. The following webpages may be of interest.
Clinical Research Projects - Chronic Disease Hypertension, Primary Prevention, Kidney Disease
Updated 19 august 2014