The Aboriginal Collaborative Council Advising on Research and
Evaluation (ACCARE) was formed in 2008 to provide support and
direction to Aboriginal research conducted through the Telethon
Institute for Child Health Research (the Telethon Institute).
ACCARE is a committee of the Institute Board advising on Aboriginal
The Council comprises a group of professional, passionate people committed to ensuring Aboriginal people and the wider Aboriginal community benefit from the research conducted through the Telethon Institute.
The goal and over-arching principles for the work of the Council is to ensure the facilitation, translation and application of research findings into policy and practice to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for Aboriginal families.
- A forum for state-wide representation and consultation and dissemination of information as a result of Aboriginal Research conducted by TICHR;
- A focal point for advocacy for Aboriginal issues deriving from research and researchers at the Telethon Institute;
- Advice on and support effective communication, dissemination of information on Aboriginal research and research findings relevant to policy and service delivery for Aboriginal children and families/communities.
- Actively identify, support and foster new research opportunities for Aboriginal research and Aboriginal researchers;
- Advice to Telethon Institute on Aboriginal research priorities;
- Assistance in maintaining existing collaborations with local and regional committees and organisations;
- New opportunities for partnering with key external organisations or networks.
Membership of the Council is well represented across Western Australia by a strong contingent of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people through their involvement in the health sector and as representatives of the Aboriginal community.
The Council has worked hard since its inception to identify ways in which research undertaken through the Telethon Institute can make the most difference for Aboriginal children and their families.
Read more about ACCARE on our Aboriginal Health site