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Menzies School of Health Research

This group aim to improve health outcomes, particularly for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and disadvantaged populations, through excellence and leadership in research and training. To find out more about their work click here.

The Lowitja Institute

The Lowitja Institute is Australia’s national institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research, incorporating the Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health. 

The Institute is an innovative research body for Aboriginal organisations, academic institutions and government agencies, facilitating collaborative evidence-based research on the health of Indigenous Australians. It offers a search engine to find publications and resources developed from research into better ways of treating the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

To be practical when developing research capacity within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, health research needs to be driven by priorities set by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The Lowitja Institute and Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health have developed resources in response to a growing need in this area.

Read the 'Research Indigenous Health: A practical guide for researchers' here.

One21seventy

One21seventy is the National Centre for Quality Improvement in Indigenous Primary Health Care, administered through the Menzies School of Health Research.

The not-for-profit organisation fosters better health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through support for continuous quality improvement (CQI) in everyday primary health care practice.

Practical tools are provided to enable health centres to engage in systematic CQI cycles and are aligned with evidence-based, best-practice guidelines, reporting and accreditation requirements.

Resources provided include clinical audit tools, an 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.

You can see more about their resources and services here.

 

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