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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
An Innovative research body that brings together Aboriginal organisations, academic institutions and government agencies to facilitate collaborative evidence-based research into the health of Indigenous Australians. The Lowitja Institute offers a special search engine to find a variety of publications and resources produced from research into better health and treatment methods of Indigenous Australians. Scroll to browse, or use search fields. Publications can be viewed as citations list.
NEW - Researching Indigenous Health: A Practical Guide for Researchers
Indigenous health research needs to be driven by priorities set by Indigenous people, to be of practical use to the Indigenous health sector and to develop research capacity within the Indigenous community. The Lowitja Institute and its predecessor, the CRC for Aboriginal Health, have 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, The Lowitja Institute, Melbourne. (You may purchase this Guide) - click on link above.
(CRCAH: 2003–2009) and Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Tropical Health (CRCATH: 1997–2003)
These valued resources are collected by the Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health (CRCAH) which the Lowitja Institute will host until 2014.
ONE21SEVENTY - www.one21seventy.org.au
A not-for-profit entity administered through the 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 - 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 12 MAY 2013